MINNEAPOLIS — Middlebury College, which won’t see action until Nov. 17, is atop the first regular season USCHO.com Division III Men’s Hockey Poll, receiving 14 of 15 first-place votes. Following the three-time defending national champions is St. Norbert, which received the remaining first-place vote.
Manhattanville moves from No. 5 in the preseason poll to No. 3 after its 4-0 start. Oswego, at 6-0, moves up from No. 7 to No. 4 while Norwich, yet to take the ice, is displaced to No. 5.
Moving up four spots each are 2-0 Wis.-Superior and 3-1 Wis.-River Falls, in sixth and seventh place respectively, while New England College, which has yet to play a game this season, remains at No. 8.
Entering the poll this week at No. 9 and No. 10 are Wis.-Stevens Point and Utica, while dropping three places to No. 11 is St. Thomas.
Hobart, with a 1-2 start, drops six places to No. 12, while St. John’s and Geneseo stand pat at No. 13 and No. 14. Entering the poll at No. 15 is Bethel.
Other teams receiving votes were Bowdoin, Fredonia 13, Neumann, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Plattsburgh, Babson, Colby, Curry, Elmira, Mass.-Dartmouth, St. Olaf, Williams, and Wis.-Stout.
The USCHO.com Poll is compiled weekly and consists of 15 voters, including 13 coaches of Division III programs and two hockey writers. USCHO.com provides in-depth coverage of college sports, including hockey, lacrosse, soccer and others.