The NCAA Division I men's hockey Frozen Four begins on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET and concludes with the championship game at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Check out the action on ESPN and ESPN2.)
In honor of that tournament, we have dedicated this week's power rankings to the #CawlidgeHawkey players who are now thriving on NHL teams.
How we rank: We use a panel of voters, and these rankings reflect which teams voters think would win head-to-head matchups. Higher-ranked teams are favored over lower-ranked teams. A run of wins doesn't guarantee a jump, and a couple of losses doesn't guarantee a fall.
Previous rankings: Preseason | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11 | Week 12 | Week 13 | Week 14 | Week 15 | Week 16 | Week 17 | Week 18 | Week 19 | Week 20 | Week 21 | Week 22 | Week 23 | Week 24 | Week 25
Week 25 Ranking: No. 1
Week 25 Ranking: No. 2
Week 25 Ranking: No. 4
Blake Wheeler was a star at Minnesota, scoring 96 points in 127 games, and he was named the MVP of the 2007 Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five championship.
Week 25 Ranking: No. 5
Reilly Smith played three seasons at Miami (Ohio) and scored 122 points in 121 games. He was a plus-63 for this career.
Week 25 Ranking: No. 3
Alex Killorn chose Harvard over Boston College, Boston University and Yale. He played four seasons for the Crimson and was a 2011-12 nominee for the Hobey Baker Award.
Week 25 Ranking: No. 7
T.J. Oshie spent three seasons with the University of North Dakota and was a Hobey Baker Award finalist in 2007-08.
Week 25 Ranking: No. 9
Week 25 Ranking: No. 8
Week 25 Ranking: No. 15
Shayne Gostisbehere was the NCAA men's hockey tournament MVP in 2013-14 for champion Union, and had 82 points in 119 NCAA games.
10. San Jose Sharks
Week 25 Ranking: No. 6
Joe Pavelski won an NCAA title with Wisconsin in 2006, when he had 53 points in 41 games for the Badgers.
Week 25 Ranking: No. 11
Zach Werenski was named the Big Ten defensive player of the year in 2016 for Michigan. He had 61 points in 71 career NCAA games.
Week 25 Ranking: No. 13
In 2007, Jonathan Quick led UMass to its first NCAA men's ice hockey championship tournament appearance.
Week 25 Ranking: No. 17
Ben Lovejoy played one year for Boston College and three years for Dartmouth College. He also played lacrosse at Dartmouth, where he was named to the All-Ivy League team.
14. Minnesota Wild
Week 25 Ranking: No. 10
Zach Parise played two years at North Dakota, scoring 49 goals and finishing as a finalist for the Hobey Baker twice.
15. Anaheim Ducks
Week 25 Ranking: No. 14
Ryan Kesler played one season with The Ohio State University, after choosing the Buckeyes over Wisconsin.
Week 25 Ranking: No. 16
17. St. Louis Blues
Week 25 Ranking: No. 12
Colton Parayko played three seasons for the University of Alaska, where he won back-to-back Western Collegiate Hockey Association defensive player of the year awards.
18. Florida Panthers
Week 25 Ranking: No. 18
After winning "Mr. Hockey" in Minnesota as a high school player, Nick Bjugstad scored 98 points in 109 games over three seasons for the University of Minnesota.
19. Dallas Stars
Week 25 Ranking: No. 20
Ben Bishop led the Maine Black Bears to the 2006 and 2007 Frozen Four, losing in the semifinals both times.
Week 25 Ranking: No. 26
Jaccob Slavin was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference rookie of the year while playing for the Colorado College Tigers.
21. Calgary Flames
Week 25 Ranking: No. 22
Johnny Gaudreau played three seasons for Boston College, winning the Hobey Baker in 2014 after leading the NCAA in goals, assists and points.
Week 25 Ranking: No. 20
Anders Lee played three seasons for Notre Dame, scoring 61 goals in 125 games. He was a Central Collegiate Hockey Association first-team all-star in 2013.
Week 25 Ranking: No. 23
Patrick Sharp played two years for Vermont, making the Eastern College Athletic Conference all-rookie team in 2001.
Week 25 Ranking: No. 24
Danny DeKeyser played three seasons for Western Michigan, winning a conference title in 2012.
25. New York Rangers
Week 25 Ranking: No. 19
Chris Kreider was a three-time Hockey East champion with Boston College, scoring 49 goals in 114 games.
26. Edmonton Oilers
Week 25 Ranking: No. 27
27. Arizona Coyotes
Week 25 Ranking: No. 25
Clayton Keller played one season with Boston University, scoring 21 goals in 31 games, and that was good enough to earn Hockey East rookie of the year honors in 2017.
Week 25 Ranking: No. 28
Brock Boeser spent two season at North Dakota, scoring 43 goals in 74 games and making the 2016 NCAA All-Tournament team.
Week 25 Ranking: No. 29
Max Pacioretty scored 15 goals in 37 games during his only season with Michigan in 2007-08, winning conference rookie of the year.
30. Ottawa Senators
Week 25 Ranking: No. 31
Ryan Dzingel played three years for Ohio State, scoring 108 points in 110 games and leading the Big Ten in scoring in 2014.
31. Buffalo Sabres
Week 25 Ranking: No. 30
Jack Eichel played one season with Boston University. He scored 71 points in 40 games and skated away with the Hobey Baker and the Rookie of the Year award after leading the NCAA in points.