College Hockey:
Minnesota gets 47 first-place votes, remains No. 1 in D-I men’s rankings

Minnesota is still the top-ranked team in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll, garnering 47 of a possible 50 first-place votes in this week’s poll.

The Gophers swept Minnesota State last weekend.

St. Cloud State, after sweeping Alabama-Huntsville, vaults up one notch to No. 2 and also gained a first-place vote.

A sweep of Vermont has Providence up two to No. 3, while Quinnipiac moves up a pair to sit fourth after beating both Harvard and Dartmouth. The Bobcats tallied the other two first-place votes this week.

Michigan split with Nebraska-Omaha and falls three to No. 5, Notre Dame is down a pair to the sixth slot with a tie and a win against Merrimack, Boston College stays seventh after defeating and tying Massachusetts, Miami is again No. 8 after splitting with Wisconsin, Yale topped Sacred Heart and is again ninth and Ferris State jumps four notches to No. 10 with a tie and a win over Bowling Green.

At No. 11, Clarkson holds steady after beating Cornell, but losing to Colgate, Wisconsin is again No. 12, Massachusetts-Lowell rises three to No. 13 with a single win over Princeton and a sweep over Penn State, Rensselaer dropped both to Union and tumbles four places to No. 14 and North Dakota split with Minnesota-Duluth and falls two to No. 15.

Lake Superior State split with Michigan Tech and is down one to sit 16th, Union re-enters the rankings at No. 17, Cornell lost to Clarkson and beat St. Lawrence to go up one to No. 18, Minnesota-Duluth is up one to No. 19 and previously-unranked New Hampshire defeated Brown and then swept Northeastern to be ranked No. 20 in this week’s poll.

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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  • SaveMaineHockey

    Maine beats BU by a touchdown, and they still get votes? #rodneydangerfield

  • Clamlickah

    Who are the morons that gave BU votes? Is there a more overrated program in the past 15 years…..

    • bronxbomberz41

      Maybe not deserving of votes this weekend, but in the past 15 years they do have a national championship and a title game appearance. usually they are really, good, and BC is just a little bit better.

  • Kramerica

    How is Quinnipiac #4 they haven’t beaten any quality teams and this weekend they barely beat two unranked teams?

    • streaker

      They swept UML earlier this season- I wouldn’t say they haven’t played “any quality teams”.

      • Kramerica

        One team but they are not even a top ten team.

        • Matt Forget

          So, bastion of all knowledge of what goes into early-season college hockey polls, what exactly ARE your criterion for a team to be ranked high? Having Minnesota, North Dakota, or Boston College in the name? Not padding your schedule with “easier” opponents? What qualifies as a “quality team”? Remember, there are only 59 of them in Division I.

          • Kramerica

            I could care less I just like going on these message boards and getting all the hockey gurus worked up. I can see it worked on you. Relax its only hockey.

        • streaker

          UML? Beat Notre Dame Friday.

          • Kramerica

            Quinnipac lost to the powerhouse Princeton

          • streaker

            Now you’re just trolling. QU is a top ten program, as is UML as is Notre Dame as is BC. None are expected to go undefeated. There is not one top 10-15 program that can’t be beaten this season.

          • Kramerica

            St.Cloud beat cc

          • Kramerica

            BC lost to Maine

          • Kramerica

            See I also can post who won or lost also

    • Matt Forget

      This type of post sounds awfully reminiscent of last season…

      Their SOS is #22, which is neither low nor high, and they’re 11-1-1 right now, playing really good hockey (if you’ve actually watched them play), and can’t do anything about whether or not there are “quality teams” on their schedule. Give it a rest.

      • b6785l

        sounds like another hamden crybaby who cant stomach that their precious bobcats play a pile of dog poop teams all season and then cant even bury twinkle toes foo foo yale at the end

  • siouxpthr

    so when was the last time UND fell out of the rankings?

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