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College Hockey:
Miami Nears Unanimous Status Atop Rankings

Miami strengthened its hold on the top spot in the USCHO.com/CBS College Sports Division I Men’s Poll on Monday, collecting 49 of the 50 first-place votes.

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The RedHawks swept a pair of games at then-No. 4 Michigan last weekend, outscoring the Wolverines by a combined 8-2.

North Dakota moved up one spot to No. 2, while Cornell, Denver and Massachusetts-Lowell round out the top five.

Defending national champion Boston University fell 10 spots — the biggest drop of the week — to 17th after losses at Northeastern and at Maine dropped the Terriers to 2-5.

Bemidji State made its debut in the top 10, jumping four spots to No. 7. The Beavers swept Robert Morris last weekend to improve to 7-0-1.

No. 14 Massachusetts moved up five spots, while No. 9 Alaska and No. 13 Michigan State each advanced four places.

Wisconsin dropped out of the rankings. Quinnipiac reappeared in the poll at No. 20.

This week’s schedule brings five games between ranked teams: No. 3 Cornell at No. 12 Yale on Friday; No. 6 Michigan playing a home-and-home series with No. 13 Michigan State on Friday and Saturday; and No. 15 Vermont playing at No. 16 Boston College on Saturday and Sunday.


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