A Friday tie with Providence gave Boston College just enough to stay on top of the USCHO.com/CSTV Division I men’s poll, released Monday. The Eagles claimed 21 first-place votes and 579 points to edge Colorado College, which beat Michigan Tech twice last weekend.
The Tigers took 18 first-place votes and 575 points, just four behind the Eagles, to stay No. 2 this week, followed by in-state rival Denver, which beat North Dakota twice and picked up the remaining first-place vote to come in at No. 3.
Wisconsin, which split with Minnesota, was No. 4 in the new rankings, and Cornell, which beat and tied Colgate, came in fifth.
Michigan tied Michigan State twice to finish at No. 6, trailed by Ohio State, which jumped up two spots to seventh after sweeping Lake Superior. Eighth place belonged to New Hampshire after a split with Maine.
Minnesota dropped down one spot to No. 9 after its split at Wisconsin, and Harvard beat Union and Dartmouth since the last poll to stay at No. 10.
No. 11 was Massachusetts-Lowell, which tied Boston University and topped Providence, with Colgate next at No. 12. BU, meanwhile, rose one position to No. 13 in the wake of its three-point weekend against Providence and UML.
Maine moved up to No. 14, and North Dakota edged to the bottom of the poll after being swept.