The Penn State men’s hockey team continued its climb up the national rankings, and are a top-10 team for the first time in program history. The Nittany Lions are No. 10 in the U.S. College Hockey Online weekly list, and No. 11 in the USA Today-USA Hockey Magazine poll. They dropped one spot to No. 3 in the PairWise rankings, which is not a poll but a mathematical ranking using the Rating Percentage Index (RPI), schedules and opponent records. They were No. 2 last week.
The Nittany Lions also rank second in offense (4.27 goals per game) and tied for fourth in defense (2.00).