Colorado College Sweeps Into Top Spot In Poll

In the wake of a road sweep of then-No. 1 Minnesota, Colorado College climbed to the top of the Division I men’s poll Monday.

The Tigers, then ranked second, beat the Gophers 3-2 in overtime Saturday, then followed that up with a 5-3 Sunday win to take 39 of 40 first-place votes. CC also took over the leadership of the PairWise Rankings with the pair of wins.

Boston College, which beat Merrimack twice last week, climbed one spot to No. 2, followed by Michigan, which swept Western Michigan in a home-and-home series.

Minnesota was fourth with one first-place vote, and Wisconsin, coming off a pair of strong wins over St. Cloud State, finished fifth.

No. 6 was occupied by New Hampshire, which swept Providence in a Hockey East series, and Denver dropped two places to seventh after splitting with Michigan Tech. Boston University won the back end of its series with Minnesota last Monday, then beat Northeastern Friday to climb into eighth.

North Dakota split a pair with Minnesota State and slipped to No. 9, followed by Colgate, which beat Harvard and Brown on the weekend.

Cornell beat Brown but lost to Harvard and came in at No. 11, with Ohio State, which split with Ferris State, in the No. 12 spot. No. 13 belonged to Vermont, which topped Union and Rensselaer.

Harvard, which rebounded from its loss to Colgate with its aforementioned win over Cornell, was the fourth ECACHL team in the poll at No. 14, and Maine shut out Quinnipiac to stay at No. 15.