Minnesota received 20 first-place votes and narrowly stayed atop the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll this week.
The Gophers recorded 963 voting points, just 14 more than No. 2 Merrimack, which received 25 first-place votes and 949 points.
Boston College had four No. 1 votes and is No. 3 this week, while Notre Dame sits fourth with the other first-place vote.
Colorado College rounds out the top five.
Ferris State, Michigan, Minnesota-Duluth, Yale and Western Michigan make up spots 6-10, respectively.
Denver is No. 11 this week, followed by Lake Superior State, Union, previously unranked Ohio State and Michigan Tech.
Boston University goes to No. 16, with Colgate at No. 17, Cornell 18th, Nebraska-Omaha at No. 19 and Northern Michigan staying in the top 20 at No. 20.