MINNEAPOLIS — Following a sweep of Northern Michigan to remain perfect on the season, Miami consolidated its position atop Monday’s USCHO.com/CSTV Division I men’s poll.
The RedHawks received 49 of 50 first-place votes to land at No. 1 again, followed by Michigan, which moved up to second with two wins over Nebraska-Omaha. North Dakota traded places with the Wolverines this week, finishing third in the wake of a split with Colorado College.
Michigan State, which won two games at Alaska, climbed two spots to No. 4 and received one first-place vote in the poll, and Denver used a sweep of Minnesota to move up two places as well, to fifth this week.
New Hampshire split a series with Northeastern and dropped to No. 6, trailed by Boston College, also down two spots after tying Maine in its lone game of the weekend.
Clarkson moved back into the top 10 at No. 8 with wins over Harvard and Dartmouth, while Colorado College was again ninth and Wisconsin No. 10 again after a split with Michigan Tech.
Maine edged up to 11th, with Notre Dame next at No. 12, up two places after a sweep of Lake Superior State. Michigan Tech held its ground at No. 13, while Minnesota suffered the week’s biggest freefall, down six spots to 14th. Idle Minnesota-Duluth came in at No. 15 once more.
Rensselaer nosed up to No. 16 after tying both Yale and Brown, and St. Cloud State was 17th, up two positions after taking three of four points from Alaska-Anchorage.
Princeton made its poll debut at No. 18 by beating Cornell and Colgate, and Niagara came in at No. 19 after splitting a road series with Bemidji State that left the Purple Eagles’ 20-game home unbeaten streak intact. Rounding out the poll was Massachusetts, again No. 20 after beating Merrimack.
Dropping out since last Monday was St. Lawrence.