The Union College men's ice hockey team moved up to No. 3 in both the USCHO.com poll and the USA Today and USA Hockey Magazine poll, the highest ranking in the program's 21-year history at the Division I level. Union's previous high in the national rankings was No. 4, which the team achieved in the March 7, 2011 editions of both polls. Union earned 864 points in the USCHO.com poll, and 410 points in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll.