College Hockey:
Cornell Returns to Top 5 in USCHO.com Poll

A pair of ECAC Hockey victories has Cornell back in the top five of the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll.

The Big Red defeated St. Lawrence and Clarkson last weekend to move into first place in the league standings, and the wins pushed them to fifth in the national poll.

Miami continues to lead the rankings, with Denver second and Wisconsin third. St. Cloud State moved up one more spot to fourth.

Cornell last was in the top five on Dec. 14, when it was fourth. The Big Red opened the second half of the season with a pair of losses at the Florida College Classic, but they are 5-1-1 since.

Like Cornell, Minnesota-Duluth moved up three spots from last week’s poll. The Bulldogs are sixth after a home split with Wisconsin.

North Dakota had the biggest fall of the week, tumbling five spots to ninth after being swept at home by Denver.

Still, with Colorado College at No. 10, the WCHA owns six of the top 10 spots.

This week’s schedule features only four games between ranked teams. No. 3 Wisconsin hosts No. 19 Michigan outdoors on Saturday in the Camp Randall Hockey Classic.

No. 13 New Hampshire plays at No. 16 Maine on Friday and Saturday. And, fresh off a victory in the Beanpot opener, No. 14 Boston College plays at No. 15 Massachusetts on Friday.

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