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Red Cows
12-20-2015, 06:39 PM
UNO ended up it's non-conference schedule this season undefeated and untied at 10-0-0.

This got me to wondering:

A. What was the last NCAA D-1 team to go undefeated and untied in non-conference play?

and.......

B. What is the all time NCAA D-1 winning streak record in non-conference games?

I've done quite a bit of looking around but I can't find any database that contains this info. These are easy records to find for conference play, though.

And, I can't imagine that going undefeated and untied in non-conference is any huge novelty. I'd imagine this has been done many times.

Anybody know?

The Rube
12-20-2015, 06:57 PM
UNO ended up it's non-conference schedule this season undefeated and untied at 10-0-0.

This got me to wondering:

A. What was the last NCAA D-1 team to go undefeated and untied in non-conference play?

and.......

B. What is the all time NCAA D-1 winning streak record in non-conference games?

I've done quite a bit of looking around but I can't find any database that contains this info. These are easy records to find for conference play, though.

And, I can't imagine that going undefeated and untied in non-conference is any huge novelty. I'd imagine this has been done many times.

Anybody know?

1970 Cornell went undefeated, period. Same with the 2012-13 MN Gophers women's team.

Sean Pickett
12-20-2015, 08:20 PM
That is regular season play only. For records do you want post-season games as well?

1. In 1991-92 BU went 12-0-0 in regular season non-conference play.

2. From 1/12/1991 to 10/31/1992 BU went 16-0-0 in regular season non-conference play.

Sean

Red Cows
12-20-2015, 10:14 PM
That is regular season play only. For records do you want post-season games as well?

1. In 1991-92 BU went 12-0-0 in regular season non-conference play.

2. From 1/12/1991 to 10/31/1992 BU went 16-0-0 in regular season non-conference play.

Sean

I didn't even think about the post season context/ramification of the question, frankly. I got perplexed trying to find any info on this topic. It isn't apart of the official NCAA D-1 hockey record book. My guess was that some blue blood hockey schools probably had some lengthy OOC winning streak(s) from days of yore (like BU, obviously, as you point out).

My guess is if the Gophers/Wolverines/Eagles/(ahem)Fighting Hawks(cough)/Badgers/Spartans, etc., etc., etc. once won 24 straight out of conference or something like that, somebody is going to let us know about it here.

If the number is in the '20's, or better, and includes post season games which I guess it should, my assumption would be that at least 2 titles in a row would have to be involved.

Bonin21
12-20-2015, 10:28 PM
Gophers did the first thing in 12-13.

Happy
12-21-2015, 06:10 AM
being in a large conference, or back when teams played a lot more games would have an impact.

FlagDUDE08
12-21-2015, 06:20 AM
During RPI's 38-game unbeaten streak in 84-85, along with extending beyond it because their only loss was to a league opponent until the 1985 GLI, they went unbeaten for 20 non-conference games. There was no distinction for exhibition with Canadian or D-III schools at the time, and the conference tournament is also being counted as non-conference.

At least that's based on this: http://www.augenblick.org/rpi/h_05yr.html

SJHovey
12-21-2015, 08:16 AM
During RPI's 38-game unbeaten streak in 84-85, along with extending beyond it because their only loss was to a league opponent until the 1985 GLI, they went unbeaten for 20 non-conference games. There was no distinction for exhibition with Canadian or D-III schools at the time, and the conference tournament is also being counted as non-conference.

At least that's based on this: http://www.augenblick.org/rpi/h_05yr.html
North Dakota beat them. I was there.

Ralph Baer
12-21-2015, 08:31 AM
North Dakota beat them. I was there.
Because Darren Puppa apparently wasn't feeling well. We beat you handily the next day. I assume that FD08 is starting with the victory on the second day.

SJHovey
12-21-2015, 08:44 AM
Because Darren Puppa apparently wasn't feeling well. We beat you handily the next day. I assume that FD08 is starting with the victory on the second day.Probably too much turkey and stuffing the day before. :)

Still one of the greatest games I got to see in person.


being in a large conference, or back when teams played a lot more games would have an impact.Exactly. I went back to look to see if/when UND ever had 10 or more non-conference regular season wins in a row. The last time was over three seasons, 1996-1999. The teams just didn't play that many non-conference games back then. During the great 86-87 season, I think they played 3, assuming the WCHA-HEA games (which counted for points) are included as "conference games". In the championship year of 1996-97, they played 4.

FlagDUDE08
12-21-2015, 10:39 AM
Because Darren Puppa apparently wasn't feeling well. We beat you handily the next day. I assume that FD08 is starting with the victory on the second day.

You are correct in this assumption. Is that not also when the 38-game streak begins?

AMC
12-21-2015, 12:04 PM
How the heck Maine tied Clarkson in 1992-93 I will never know.

Shirtless Guy
12-21-2015, 02:44 PM
So I looked back at Michigan Tech's 3 National Championship years and here is their NC winning streaks for those 3 possibly long streaks
1961-1963 18 games
1964-1966 17 games
1974-1976 14 games

Includes wins over canadian teams, finnish national team, USA national team