College Hockey:
D-I men’s rankings have Minnesota holding on to No. 1 spot

Minnesota garnered 44 first-place votes in this week’s USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll and maintains its spot at the top of the national rankings.

The Gophers won the inaugural North Star College Cup last weekend, beating St. Cloud and then Minnesota-Duluth in a shootout.

Boston College earned wins over Merrimack and Penn State and sits second again this week, also taking the other six first-place votes.

Idle Quinnipiac moves up one to No. 3, while Union topped Harvard and lost to Rensselaer to fall one to No. 4 and St. Cloud stays fifth with its loss to Minnesota and a win over Minnesota State.

Ferris State remains sixth with a split against Michigan Tech, Providence split with Massachusetts-Lowell to stay at No. 7, while Lowell remains eighth. Wisconsin split with Ohio State and maintains the No. 9 rank. With a split against Notre Dame, Northeastern climbs one to No. 10.

At No. 11, Cornell is up one after tying St. Lawrence and beating Clarkson, Michigan swept Michigan State to move up two to No. 12, Yale falls three to No. 13 after splitting with Brown, Notre Dame is up one to No. 14 after its split with Northeastern and Clarkson tumbles two spots to No. 15 after losses to Colgate and Cornell.

Denver earned a split with North Dakota to sit tight at No. 16, while North Dakota is up one notch to No. 17. Colgate enters the rankings this week at No. 18 with victories over Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Vermont split with Boston University and falls two to No. 19 and idle Western Michigan drops one place to 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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  • jdhockeyboyz

    I’m surprised BC didn’t get more first place votes. They are scoring at will


      BC is playing great right now, but how do you rank them above a team that beat them 6-1 and only has 2 losses? I am surprised they even got 1 vote. I think MN should be ranked #1 until they loose 2 more and other teams like BC don’t loose.

      • Stephen

        Selectively ignoring the fact that BC and MN also tied and it was at MN? In their last 12, BC and MN are 10-0-1 and 10-0-2, respectively. And BC scores a 1/2 goal more than MN per game, which is ridiculous. Not saying that BC should be ranked higher, but it’s not unthinkable that BC is starting to garner some votes.

        • HOCKEYHEAD

          It was a tie, which in turn means neither team won the game, hence the reason I do not feel its important. MN scored 5 more goals than BC that weekend. BC also allows 2.32 Goal Per game vs MN 2. Also BC is 10-1-1 in their last 12, which is a worse record. BC is a great team, very worthy of the #2 ranking

          • b6785l

            Minnesota is trash. Biggest joke of my life was watching that group of BUMS flounder to Yale, allowing for their Cinderella story. SICKENING.

          • goldy

            Are you a big Yale fan? Because if you are not than they beat your favorite team too or they beat the team that beat your favorite team… Or your team just didn’t even make the tournament.

          • b6785l

            My post is dumb. I just expected more out of Minnesota. I blame them because Umass Lowell rolling over was no surprise, and Quinnipiac who got starry eyed or something screwed the pooch too. I just have little patience for Minnesota elitist fans now.

          • HOCKEYHEAD

            Are you mental? That is one of the dumbest posts I’ve ever seen. I am stating my opinion that there is not much to talk about with MN being the #1 team out there. I am not talking about last year or the NCAA tourney in April this year, but right now. There is no other team that has only 2 losses and they’ve played some very good teams. They may loose in the Tourney again this year, but that doesn’t change where their at today.

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