College Hockey:
Four teams garner first-place votes, but Minnesota stays No. 1 in D-I men’s poll

With 38 first-place votes, Minnesota maintains the No. 1 spot in this week’s USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll.

The Gophers suffered their first loss of the season in a split with Notre Dame last weekend.

Idle Michigan received nine first-place votes and remains No. 2 in the poll.

St. Cloud State split with Miami and stays third, earning one first-place nod in the process, Notre Dame stays fourth and Providence moves up one to No. 5 after sweeping Merrimack.

Quinnipiac garnered two first-place votes after beating Brown and tying Yale, but moved down one spot to No. 6, Boston College downed both Boston University and Army and rises one to No. 7, Miami falls one to No. 8, Yale stays ninth after beating Princeton and playing to the tie with QU and Rensselaer is again tenth after tying Cornell and defeating Colgate.

Clarkson moves five spots to No. 11 with wins over Dartmouth and Harvard, while idle Wisconsin jumped one place to No. 12 and North Dakota’s split with Nebraska-Omaha pushed UND down two to No. 13.

Ferris State is up five to No. 14 with a sweep over Bemidji State, Lake Superior State split with Alaska and drops one to No. 15 and Massachusetts-Lowell’s loss to Northeastern sees UML down four to No. 16.

At No. 17, St. Lawrence enters the rankings after victories over Harvard and Dartmouth, while Northeastern also enters the poll at No. 18 after beating Mass.-Lowell.

A tie against Renssealer and a loss to Union sees Cornell fall four spots to No. 19 and idle Minnesota-Duluth maintains the grip on No. 20.

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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