MINNEAPOLIS — For the third straight week, there’s a new No. 1 in the USCHO.com Division III men’s poll. But after a weekend of upsets, five different teams received first-place votes.
Moving up from third to No. 1 is Manhattanville, still undefeated at 9-0-2 and the recipient of nine first-place nods. Rising three places to No. 2 is 8-0-3 Oswego; the Lakers had one first-place vote.
At No. 3 is St. Norbert; last week’s unanimous No. 1 got one first-place vote. Moving up two spots to No. 4 is Wisconsin-River Falls; the Falcons received three first-place votes.
Getting the remaining No. 1 vote is No. 5 Wisconsin-Superior.
Dropping two places to No. 6 is preseason favorite Middlebury while up one spot to No. 7 is Neumann. After a pair of weekend losses, Norwich plummeted from No. 2 to No. 8 while Wisconsin-Stout moved up three spots to No. 9.
Hobart stood pat at No. 10 followed by 9-0-0 Mass.-Dartmouth at No. 11, up two places from last week.
After a loss and a tie to Manhattanville at home, Utica dropped three spots to No. 12. Bowdoin dropped two places to No. 13 after a pair of weekend ties, while Amherst, entering the poll this week, and Geneseo round out the poll tied at No. 14.
Also receiving votes were Hamilton, Bethel, Plattsburgh, Colby, Skidmore, St. Scholastica, St. John’s, Babson, Curry, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and St. Thomas.