UND is coming off of a strange weekend, getting swept by Canisius in Buffalo, N.Y. Prior to that, UND had never lost to a team currently in Atlantic Hockey (26-0).
But it is not uncommon these days for a traditional power to be having struggles in college hockey.
Boston College, Minnesota, Boston University, Michigan, Wisconsin and Michigan State are all under .500 right now. Boston College is winless in 25 consecutive regular-season nonconference games going back to 2016.
Meanwhile, college hockey's two newest programs, Penn State and Arizona State, are on track to make the NCAA tournament.
What's behind this trend? Grand Forks Herald writer Brad Elliott Schlossman and College Hockey Inc.'s Nate Ewell tackle that subject in this week's College Hockey Today podcast. Listen to the conversation below.