Michigan remained atop the USCHO.com/CSTV Division I men’s poll Monday, earning 48 of 50 first-place votes after a sweep of Lake Superior State.
The Wolverines held their ground, but the identity of the No. 2 team tailing them changed. North Dakota rose into the second position, picking up the other two first-place nods in the wake of two wins over Denver. The Fighting Sioux now boast a nation-best 11-game unbeaten streak.
New Hampshire also climbed one spot, to third; the Wildcats took three of four points against Providence over the weekend. Colorado College moved up a place as well, claiming the No. 4 ranking despite a split with St. Cloud State as Miami fell back three spots after losing twice to Ferris State. The RedHawks are now fifth amidst a four-game winless streak.
Defending NCAA champion Michigan State moved up to No. 6 with a sweep of Western Michigan, moving past seventh-ranked Boston College. The Eagles beat Harvard in last Monday’s Beanpot championship game before splitting a pair with Massachusetts-Lowell.
Denver fell two places to eighth, with Notre Dame holding firm at No. 9 after taking three points in a series at Alaska. Wisconsin again completed the top half of the poll, once again No. 10 with a split versus new No. 11 Minnesota State.
Clarkson edged down one position to 12th after beating Brown but losing to Yale, while Minnesota-Duluth followed the Golden Knights at No. 13. The Bulldogs split a pair at Michigan Tech over the weekend.
Northeastern was tied for 14th this week, losing to Boston University in the Beanpot consolation and then splitting with Massachusetts. Also No. 14 was fellow Hockey East school Providence.
St. Cloud State moved up three places to No. 16, with Princeton still 17th after losing to Harvard but topping Dartmouth. UML stayed in 18th, followed by Quinnipiac, down three positions to No. 19 with losses to Harvard and Dartmouth. Niagara again rounded out the top 20; the Purple Eagles tied their lone game of the weekend against RIT.