College Hockey:
D-I men’s rankings have Minnesota still atop the leaderboard

Minnesota tallied 40 first-place votes and remains the top-ranked team in the nation in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll.

Last weekend, Minnesota tied Michigan State and then rebounded with a win over the Spartans.

Boston College beat Providence and garnered the other 10 first-place votes to stay No. 2, while Quinnipiac defeated Dartmouth to hang on to No. 3 and Union stayed fourth with a loss to St. Lawrence and a win over Clarkson.

Idle Ferris State moved up one to No. 5 this week.

St. Cloud State split with Nebraska-Omaha and slipped one to No. 6, Massachusetts-Lowell swept Merrimack to move up one notch to No. 7, trading places with Providence, which lost to BC.

With wins over Yale and Brown, Cornell moves up two to No. 9 and Michigan’s tie and win over Wisconsin pushes the Wolverines up two to No. 10.

Northeastern was off last weekend and dropped one notch to No. 11.

Wisconsin tumbles three to No. 12, Yale lost to Cornell and beat Colgate to remain 13th, Clarkson beat Rensselaer and lost to Union to move up one to No. 14 and idle Denver bumps one up to sit 15th in this week’s poll.

North Dakota was off and is up one to No. 16, Minnesota-Duluth enters the rankings at No. 17 after sweeping Western Michigan, Notre Dame plunges four spots to No. 18 after getting swept by New Hampshire, idle Vermont is again 19th and UNH enters the poll at No. 20 after its wins over the Fighting Irish.

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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  • MikeE

    As a gopher fan, I’m not convinced they are the #1 team in the country right now. Yes they’ve been finding ways to win and stay “unbeaten” for quite a while, and Wilcox has been almost Hobey worthy between the pipes (signs of a very good team), but they have been coasting and quite frankly getting outplayed a lot lately. Are they a great team? Yes. Are they #1? I’d give that nod to BC right now.

    • reardensteel

      Yeah, seems like they’re going to get a surprise in the next few weeks. Probably won’t get swept, but I expect they’ll drop one soon, maybe even manage just a point.

    • GoGophs

      Completely agree

  • fox5.2

    bigger question is how is notre dame still ranked?

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