National champion UMD finishes season in poll’s No. 1 spot

Minnesota-Duluth, fresh off their first national championship win last Saturday night, finish the season ranked No. 1 in the final Division I Men’s Poll after receiving 48 of 50 first place votes.

The Bulldogs were last ranked No. 11 back on March 21.

No. 2 North Dakota had the other two first place votes, while national runner-up Michigan finishes the season ranked third.

Notre Dame, the other Frozen Four participant, winds up fourth, Boston College fifth and Yale at No. 6.

Denver (No. 7), Miami (No. 8), New Hampshire (No. 9) and Merrimack (No. 10) round out the top 10.

Colorado College finishes 11th, Union 12th and Western Michigan at No. 13. Nebraska-Omaha stays put at No. 14, as does Dartmouth at No. 15.

The bottom five show a slight change from the March 21 poll with Rensselaer finishing at No. 16, Boston University at 17, Air Force up two to No. 18, Maine to 19 and Cornell finishing No. 20.