Clarkson (6-1-1 overall) is in the national rankings (No. 17) for the first time since the 2008 season after sweeping Colorado College at Cheel Arena last weekend.
The Golden Knights now start over, in a sense, as they begin ECAC Hockey play this weekend with road games at Brown and Yale.
Brown defeated the Golden Knights in the first round of the ECAC Hockey playoffs last year and wound up reaching the championship game before losing to Union. Yale won ECAC Hockey's first national championship since 1989 last April, beating rival Quinnipiac in the title game.
Clarkson coach Casey Jones
Forward Jarrett Burton
Defenseman Sam Labrecque
Defenseman Paul Geiger