Nebraska-Omaha has joined the top 10 of the USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Division I Men’s Poll at No. 10, and fellow undefeated team Bemidji State is knocking at the door.
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Miami retained the top spot in the poll after a pair of one-goal victories at Northern Michigan.
UNO, fresh from a weekend that featured a controversial shootout loss and a victory against Bowling Green, moved up two spots to reach the top 10.
The Beavers, another team destined for the WCHA next season, earned a pair of overtime victories at Alabama-Huntsville and gained three spots to reach 11th.
No. 12 Colorado College, No. 13 Alaska and No. 17 Michigan State also each moved up three spots.
Conversely, Vermont fell five spots to No. 15 after losing at Maine. Boston University fell three spots to seventh after splitting a home-and-home series with Massachusetts-Lowell to drop to 2-3 on the season.
The River Hawks moved up one spot to eighth.
The top three spots were unchanged, with Miami, Denver and North Dakota staying put.
Minnesota-Duluth entered the poll at No. 20, replacing Quinnipiac.
The marquee matchup this weekend is No. 4 Michigan hosting top-ranked Miami on Friday and Saturday. Other games between ranked teams include No. 8 Lowell playing at No. 15 Vermont on Friday; No. 9 Notre Dame playing at No. 13 Alaska on Friday and Saturday; No. 17 Michigan State hosting No. 10 Nebraska-Omaha on Thursday and Friday; and No. 12 Colorado College hosting No. 20 Minnesota-Duluth on Friday and Saturday.