MINNEAPOLIS — Manhattanville regains sole possession of the top spot in this week’s USCHO.com Division III men’s hockey poll, getting 11 of 15 possible first-place votes. Dropping to No. 2 is Oswego, which was idle on the weekend. The Lakers received two first-place votes.
Staying at Nos. 3 and 4 are NCHA rivals St. Norbert, receiving the remaining two first-place nods, and Wisconsin-River Falls. Another member of that conference — and one of four in the poll’s top seven — Wisconsin-Stout moves up two spots to No. 5.
Remaining at No. 6 is Neumann, followed by Wisconsin-Superior, standing pat at No. 7
Hobart moves up to places to No. 8, while Middlebury drops from No. 5 to No. 9 after a weekend split. Norwich drops one spot to tenth, also after a split.
Up two positions to No. 11 is Umass-Dartmouth, followed by Skidmore, which enters the poll for the first time ever at No. 12.
Utica falls one place to No. 13, Amherst stays at No. 14, and Bowdoin falls four spots to No. 15 to round out the poll.
Also receiving votes were Babson, New England College, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Gustavus Adolphus, Castleton State, Curry and Wis.-Eau Claire.
The USCHO.com Poll is compiled weekly and consists of 15 voters, including 13 coaches of Division III programs and two hockey writers.