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Shake-Up Leaves Miami on Top of USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Poll

It’s not unusual for the USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Division I Men’s Poll to get quite a shake from the preseason to the first week of the regular season, and that’s exactly what happened this season.

Only six of the 20 teams ranked in the preseason poll kept their spots. Leading the change was Miami, which moved up three spots to become the new No. 1.

Related: The full rankings

The RedHawks won a pair of tight games against St. Cloud State on the opening weekend of non-exhibition play, while preseason No. 1 Denver split a pair at home against No. 11 Vermont.

The Pioneers fell to third, one spot behind Boston University.

The rest of the top 10: North Dakota, Michigan, Cornell, Notre Dame, Yale, Minnesota and Princeton.

Four teams — Minnesota-Duluth, New Hampshire, Ohio State and Air Force — lost their spot in the poll.

They were replaced by No. 15 Bemidji State, No. 16 Nebraska-Omaha, No. 17 Alaska and No. 18 Quinnipiac.

The Beavers swept a home series against then-No. 19 Air Force. The Mavericks claimed the IceBreaker championship with victories over Army and No. 14 Massachusetts-Lowell.

Alaska claimed a pair of victories at the Kendall Hockey Classic in Anchorage, beating No. 5 Michigan and Mercyhurst. Quinnipiac upended then-No. 17 Ohio State in Columbus.

The upcoming weekend features matchups of ranked teams on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

No. 4 North Dakota hosts No. 9 Minnesota on Friday and Saturday, while No. 11 Vermont hosts No. 12 Boston College on Sunday.


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