North Dakota, Miami Again One-Two In Poll

North Dakota remained unbeaten over the weekend, giving the Fighting Sioux another week atop the Division I men’s poll, released Monday. UND received 42 of 50 first-place votes to handily retain the No. 1 spot in the rankings after a climate-shortened tie with Boston College and a win over Northeastern.

Miami, which swept Ohio State over the weekend, remained in second place but picked up a few more first-place nods, with seven this week. The RedHawks were followed by Michigan, which moved up three places to third after a sweep of Northern Michigan.

Colorado College, which earned two wins over then-No. 3 Minnesota, leaped into the fourth position from 10th, and BC, which tied Vermont as well as UND over the weekend, fell one place to No. 5.

Denver, which split with Notre Dame Thursday and Friday, slipped one notch to sixth, with New Hampshire easing up to No. 7 after winning its season opener against Boston University.

Michigan State took two from Colgate to finish eighth, and Clarkson beat St. Lawrence in overtime but still fell two places as the Golden Knights were leapfrogged by CC and MSU. Minnesota finished down at No. 10 after its losses in Colorado.

Wisconsin, with two decisive wins over Robert Morris, moved up to No. 11, with Notre Dame right behind the Badgers in 12th. Maine, which swept Mercyhurst, was up four spots to No. 13 and Michigan Tech used a sweep of Minnesota State to vault into the rankings in 14th. At No. 15 was SLU, holding its ground despite the loss to Clarkson.

Massachusetts moved up four places to No. 16 after tying Massachusetts-Lowell and beating Connecticut, while Minnesota-Duluth was another entrant to the rankings at No. 17 with a sweep of St. Cloud State. Idle Cornell edged up to No. 18, with Ohio State falling seven positions to 19th and Alaska-Anchorage entering the poll at No. 20 after sweeping Alaska.

Dropping out since last week were Quinnipiac, SCSU and BU.