College Hockey:
D-I men’s poll sees Minnesota a unanimous No. 1 choice of voters

Not to be outdone by its women’s counterparts, the Minnesota men’s team earned all 50 first-place votes in this week’s USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll and retains its top spot in the rankings.

Minnesota swept Ohio State last weekend.

Boston College beat both Boston University and Maine to move up two notches to No. 2, while Union knocked off New Hampshire in two straight to vault three places to No. 3, Quinnipiac split with Merrimack, but moved up one to No. 4 and St. Cloud State dropped two places to No. 5 after tying and losing to Western Michigan.

Ferris State lost both to Minnesota State and tumbles four notches to No. 6, Providence remains seventh after tying and defeating Colorado College, Massachusetts-Lowell tied Maine and beat BU and is up two to No. 8, idle Wisconsin stays ninth and Yale bounces down two spots to No. 10 after losing to Clarkson and beating St. Lawrence.

Northeastern split with Vermont to keep a grip on No. 11, Cornell beat Harvard and tied Dartmouth to stay 12th, Clarkson topped both Yale and Brown to move up one to No. 13, idle Michigan falls one spot to No. 14 and with its split of Lake Superior State, Notre Dame remains 15th.

Denver is again No. 16 after getting a win and a tie at Minnesota-Duluth, Vermont is up one to No. 17 after the split with Northeastern, North Dakota tied and beat Bemidji State and moved up two spots to No. 18, previously-unranked Western Michigan re-enters the rankings at No. 19 after the tie and win against St. Cloud State and Maine falls one back to No. 20 with a tie against Lowell and a loss to BC.

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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