Minnesota ascends men’s poll to No. 1 ranking

With 32 of 50 first-place votes this week, Minnesota is the new No. 1 in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll.

Last week’s top-ranked team, Boston College, slides to No. 2, but also received 15 first-place votes.

Colorado College is down one to No. 3, Michigan falls to No. 4 and garnered one first-place vote. Western Michigan is No. 5 this week, down one place from last week.

Merrimack, the nation’s only undefeated team, rises one to No. 6 and had the other two first-place votes.

Notre Dame, Ferris State, Union and Minnesota-Duluth round out the top 10.

Lake Superior State holds steady at No. 11, Denver falls four spots to No. 12, as does new No. 13 Yale. Northern Michigan jumps three to No. 14 and Michigan Tech rises one to No. 15.

Boston University falls four to No. 16, previously unranked Dartmouth enters the rankings this week at No. 17, Colgate and Quinnipiac remains No. 18 and No. 19, respectively, and North Dakota drops five to come in at No. 20 this week.