Minnesota-Duluth vaults to top of men’s poll

For the third time in as many weeks, there is a new No. 1-ranked team at the top of the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll as Minnesota-Duluth has taken over the top ranking.

Last week’s top team, Boston University, drops to No. 2, the place Minnesota-Duluth was a week ago.

Maine jumps two spots to No. 3, as does No. 4 Nebraska-Omaha; that spot represents another all-time high for the Mavericks. Yale, entrenched at No. 3 last week, falls down to No. 5.

No. 6 Miami is down from being ranked fourth, New Hampshire rises to No. 7 from the ninth spot, North Dakota jumps to No. 8 from No. 10, Michigan falls one notch to the ninth rank and Boston College, down three to No. 10, round out the top 10 this week.

New to this week’s rankings is No. 20 Robert Morris, an unranked team a week ago. It’s the first time the Colonials have ever been ranked in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll.