College Hockey:
Middlebury Remains Tops in D-III Hockey Poll

Plattsburgh Continues Steady Climb; Top 15 Teams Unchanged but Scattered

— Their season debut still four days away, Middlebury nonetheless increased its hold on the nation’s top spot, adding three first place votes to last weeks total of 10 in this week’s edition of the USCHO.com Division III men’s hockey poll. Manhattanville, now 4-0-1, is just nine points back but lost a first place vote to Wisconsin-River Falls, now third, who has an identical record.

Plattsburgh — who along with Wisconsin-Stout has the nations best mark at 7-0 — rose one spot as did Stout; both received the final first place votes. Norwich, previously fourth, fell to No. 6 despite not yet playing a game.

Seven and eight, St. Norbert and Elmira, remained in their current positions while Hobart, now an impressive 6-0, ascended three spots to ninth. Continuing to struggle, Oswego dropped again, this time just one spot to tenth.

Babson, St. Thomas, undefeated (4-0) Bethel, Bowdoin and Mass.-Dartmouth round out the poll. Interestingly, all five of those teams just swapped positions amongst themselves, leaving no more new entrants in this weeks rankings.

The following is a self-policing forum for discussing views on this story. Comments that are derogatory, make personal attacks, are abusive, or contain profanity or racism will be removed at our discretion. USCHO.com is not responsible for comments posted by users. Please report any inappropriate or offensive comments by clicking the “Flag” link next to that comment in order to alert the moderator.

Please also keep “woofing,” taunting, and otherwise unsportsmanlike behavior to a minimum. Your posts will more than likely be deleted, and worse yet, you reflect badly on yourself, your favorite team and your conference.

North Dakota 2016 National ChampionsBNY Mellon Wealth Management