In the second-to-last MiCHO Power Poll of the season, Michigan remains the state's best after a two-game sweep of cooling-off Western Michigan at home last weekend.
The Broncos, however, stay at No. 2 and their first-year head coach Jeff Blashill is an obvious candidate for CCHA Coach of the Year when those awards are doled out next month.
Ferris State, despite getting swept by Notre Dame, sits at No. 3 and Northern Michigan is still No. 4 after a shootout loss and win against Bowling Green.
The bottom three are also the same with Lake Superior State at No. 5, Michigan State at No. 6 and Michigan Tech, winners over then-No. 4 Denver last Friday night on the road, bringing up the rear yet again.
1) Michigan (swept Western Michigan)
2) Western Michigan (swept by Michigan)
3) Ferris State (swept by Notre Dame)
4) Northern Michigan (shootout loss, win against Bowling Green)
5) Lake Superior State (shootout win, loss against Ohio State)
6) Michigan State (split with Alaska)
7) Michigan Tech (split with Denver)
Each week, MichiganCollegeHockey.com staffers will compile the MiCHO Power Poll. Contrary to popular belief, there is no coin flip involved. The poll comprises the seven Division I teams in the state of Michigan.