Heading into December, there have been some significant shifts in the USHL Power Rankings. The Fargo Force are the team currently atop the USHL standings and are also the new team atop the rankings. Fargo is bolstered by a strong offense that currently leads the league in scoring, and they will look to continue their strong offensive production heading into December. But it's not just the Force whose prospects are looking bright. 14 of 17 USHL teams are within one game of .500 heading into the third month of the season, and each club will be trying to put themselves in the best possible position heading into 2018.
The usahockeymagazine.com USHL Power Rankings are compiled at the beginning of each month of the regular season. A panel of media members from around the league ranked the teams from 1st to 17th, and the votes were compiled into an overall ranking. Power Rankings are decided on a monthly basis and will run until Clark Cup Playoffs. Listed below are the teams, their record and number of first place votes earned. The previous rankings listed are from the November USHL Power Rankings.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in five consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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