MINNEAPOLIS — A light week of games left the USCHO.com/CSTV Division I men’s poll largely unchanged from a week ago, with Minnesota again the unanimous choice for No. 1 in Monday’s rankings.
The Golden Gophers, who were off last week, topped the voting for the fifth straight week, followed again by No. 2 New Hampshire, which was similarly idle.
Notre Dame and Miami each moved up a spot, to third and fourth, respectively, after Maine tied Mercyhurst Saturday and fell from No. 3 to No. 5 in Monday’s results.
Like most of the squads in Division I, none of those teams will play again until after Christmas.
St. Cloud State, Boston College, Colorado College and Boston University occupied spots six through nine this week — the same as last Monday — with none having played since the last poll.
Moving up to No. 10 was Denver, which won twice at Alaska-Anchorage last weekend. The Pioneers displaced Michigan in the top 10, as the No. 11 Wolverines and No. 12 Cornell each slipped downward one place this time around.
Vermont was again No. 13 after shutting out St. Lawrence Saturday. The Catamounts were followed by Michigan State, Clarkson, and Massachusetts, all of which held their positions after having the week off.