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Boston College still No. 1 in men’s poll, four other schools get first-place votes

Boston College remains the top-ranked team in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll after receiving 38 first-place votes this week.

Minnesota, which garnered three first-place nods, stays No. 2, while Denver rises two spots to No. 3 and earned six first-place votes. Miami drops from No. 3 to No. 4 and North Dakota falls one to round out the top five.

Cornell jumps one notch to sit sixth, Notre Dame is up two to No. 7, Michigan falls a pair to the No. 8 rank, New Hampshire climbs three to No. 9, earning two first-place votes this week, and Union, even falling two places to No. 10, took home a first-place vote.

Western Michigan falls one to No. 11, Boston University rises one to No. 12, Harvard jumps four places to now sit 13th, Massachusetts-Lowell tumbles three notches to No. 14 and Northeastern holds steady at No. 15.

At No. 16, St. Lawrence enters the rankings this week, followed by Minnesota-Duluth at No. 17, down from No. 14 last week, previously-unranked St. Cloud State at No. 18, Ferris State down one to No. 19 and Northern Michigan dropping four to No. 20 this week.

In addition, 15 other schools received votes.

The USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll consists of 50 voters, including 28 coaches from the Division I conferences and 22 beat writers and sports professionals from across the country.


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  • GeauxSioux

    I think its clear Union’s coach votes.

    • zacharybrandon

      he does not

      • GeauxSioux

        Okay… How do you know?

        • zacharybrandon

          He doesn’t have a vote and the beat writer who covers Union said it was not him either

          I am a Union grad and I certainly agree they do not deserve a number 1 vote. They haven’t even been playing that well so far IMO

          Someone likes them I guess

          • GeauxSioux

            Noted. I can’t comment on how they’ve been playing as I haven’t seen a game. I’m just curious as to how you know he doesn’t have a vote and if you know any other coaches who ‘may or may not’ .

          • zacharybrandon

            don’t know about any other coaches, but I know he said in an interview it was not him and the beat writer for Union said the same thing

          • GeauxSioux

            Interesting. Thanks man.

          • Leggs2

            Maybe RPI’s coach, whose team got beat by Union five times last year? Very strange; many more worthy teams. (another Union grad).

  • Scott Reed

    Look at the WCHA represent! This last year is going to be a great battle