Plenty of upsets last week led to equally poor picks records for both Dave and me.

Jim last week: 6-6-1
Dave last week: 6-6-1
Jim’s record-to-date: 11-10-2
Dave’s record-to-date: 12-9-2

Here are this week’s picks:

Friday, October 21

Massachusetts at Boston College
Jim’s pick: BC rebounded nicely from last Friday’s hiccup and I would count on the Eagles to keep rolling.
BC 4, UMass 1

Dave’s pick: Have to agree with Jim. The Eagles and it won’t be close.
BC 4, UMass 2

Northeastern at Merrimack
Jim’s pick: Merrimack on home ice? Lately that’s been a no-brainer.
MC 4, NU 2

Dave’s pick: I’d take Merrimack here, home or away.
MC 3, NU 2

Minnesota-Duluth at Providence
Jim’s pick: The defending national champs may have a rough record early but they’re a better team than the Friars.
UMD 3, PC 1

Dave’s pick: The Friars are on pace for a 34-0 season! Break up the Friars!  Duluth is on pace to go 9-25! The Bulldogs stink! An easy choice.
UMD 4, PC 3

New Hampshire at St. Cloud State
Jim’s pick: Neither team has been explosive thus far, but I think home ice advantage prevails

Dave’s pick: One UNH goal in three games? One goal? Total?

Vermont at Minnesota
Jim’s pick: Early test for the Cats and it’s hard to believe they’re ready to beat the Gophers on the road.
Minnesota 6, UVM 3

Dave’s pick: The Gophers swept Duluth last weekend and enter the weekend 4-0.  By contrast, the Catamounts have only an exhibition loss to the U-18 team under their belts.  Uh-oh.
Minnesota 4, UVM 2

Saturday, October 22

Boston College at Northeastern
Jim’s pick: No upsets here. Eagles continue to fly.
BC 4, NU 1

Dave’s pick: Agreed. Eagles all the way.
BC 4, NU 1

Holy Cross at Boston University
Jim’s pick: AHA had its upset on Tuesday. Don’t see it happening at BU.
BU 4, HC 2

Dave’s pick: If this is an audition for the Crusaders joining Hockey East, they stay put.
BU 4, HC 1

Connecticut at Merrimack
Jim’s pick: See above. Merrimack rolls.
MC 5, UConn 1

Dave’s pick: A few years ago, this would have been close. Not anymore.
MC 4, UConn 1

Minnesota-Duluth at Providence
Jim’s pick: Night two will make for a tighter game, but still see the Bulldogs coming out on top
UMD 3, PC 2 (OT)

Dave’s pick: Yeah, it is strange predicting that the 1-3 team will sweep the one with a 2-0 record — and on the road, no less — but I’ve got to see a bit more from Nate Leaman’s crew before I believe.
UMD 3, PC 1

New Hampshire at St. Cloud State
Jim’s pick: Wildcats finally get off the schneid.

Dave’s pick: I can’t believe that I’m picking the Wildcats to open the season 0-5, but their early-season trips to WCHA rinks have been unkind of late.

Sunday, October 23

Vermont at Minnesota
Jim’s pick: It’s rare there is a night off in a two-game series as is the case here, but I don’t know if that will help the Cats.
Minnesota 4, UVM 3

Dave’s pick: The Gophers go to 6-0 while the Catamounts fall to 0-2. A tough trip to open the season.
Minnesota 5, UVM 2

  • Joe

    RIT could be in first place in terms of total points, thanks to two extra games played, but Air Force will be in first in terms of win percentage. But, that’s hard to see through the orange-and-black goggles.

    • Anonymous

      Confucius says, “Don’t count chickens (points) until they have hatched.”

    • lmg6841

      Well if Shane Madolora had the games that the NCAA stole from him in the start of the season, the standings would probably look different..