The Mack Report

Hockey East Strength of Schedule Standings for Feb. 3, 2013

Expanded Standings 2-3-13

After this past weekend, there are no ties in the Hockey East standings.

Boston University still has, by far, the easiest road out, with its remaining opponents winning just 40.1% of their games thus far. Merrimack College, which had the toughest schedule remaining before this past weekend, now has the third toughest, with Vermont (.527) and Lowell (.562) ahead of them.

In reality, the weekend couldn’t have gone worse for Lowell. A pair of losses to Merrimack and Maine dropped them from 7th to 18th in the Pairwise and they’re now sixth in Hockey East with the toughest schedule remaining.