It was without a doubt an exciting weekend in sports, with the Sharks beating ou the Redwings in a closely fought battle that saw Both teams come to play with all guns blasting. In the NFL the Arizona Cardinals showed their heart battling with the Eagles and coming out triumphant.
But while all those pro players were battling for top spot, College players around the country were also battling for the right to gloat. And the Cards weren't the only underdogs to succeed in that quest. Teams that had been in slumps throughout all the Conferences seemed to dig a little deeper this wekend and come out on top. Among those were the Miami RedHawks who had lost both games to Michigan last weekend AND their first this weekend against Michigan State, only to fight out of it and trounce Michigan State 6-1 on Sunday
RIT calaimed Top sport in the Atlantic Confernce this weekend. The Air Force Falcons, normally a strong top "flight" team have also been struggling lately, and their struggles continued. They lost both games to Canisius and gave up top spot in the Atlantic Confernce to RIT who dominated over American International this weekend,5-3 and 6-1.
Cornell Big Red, a team which has seen anything BUT a slump continued their domination over every team they play lately, including Rensselaer, shutting them out 3-0.
Arguably the biggest story this weekend would be the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. They won against Lake Superior on Saturday and managed a tie Sunday, continuing their unbeaten streak from October to 18, highest in the series, and placing them soundly in the number one spot over all.
Another slumper, Alaska, has struggled mightily lately, but managed a win against Nebraska Omaha on Saturday and a tie on Sunday.
Sadly, Minnesota Gophers coach Don Lucia is facing some health issues and will likely not be behind the bench in the coming week, requiring further tests to determine exactly what his medical issues are. John Hill, Assistant Coach for the Gophers will continue at the helm.
For more on the Rankings, check here http://www.uscho.com/standings/?type=d1
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