St. Norbert Successfully Defends First in D3 Poll

With two more wins, St. Norbert solidified its hold on the first-place ranking in this week’s Division III Men’s Poll. The Green Knights topped St. Olaf 3-1 on Friday, and downed Gustavus Adolphus 6-3 on Saturday. St. Norbert remains perfect at 9-0-0 and received 10 of the 15 first-place votes.

Norwich, which hasn’t played a game but gets underway this weekend, stayed steady at No. 2, garnering two first-place votes. The Cadets host Connecticut College and Tufts this weekend.

Appearing for the first time this season is No. 15 Fredonia. The Blue Devils won a pair of road games with conference foes Brockport and Geneseo, and sit alone atop of the SUNYAC standings with a perfect 4-0-0 league record.

Getting underway this weekend are a number of ranked NESCAC and ECAC East teams like No. 2 Norwich playing Connecticut College and Tufts; No. 5 Middlebury, which hosts Skidmore and Mass. College of Liberal Arts; No. 9 Bowdoin, which travels to St. Anselm and New England College; last-week’s No. 15 Trinity, which takes on Salem State and Southern Maine; and several other teams receiving votes like Salem State, Colby, Hamilton, Williams and New England College.

The Poll is compiled by U.S. College Hockey Online, and consists of 15 voters, including coaches and beat writers from across the country.