Merrimack tops men’s poll for first time

For the first time in its history, Merrimack is the top-ranked team in the Division I Men’s Poll.

The Warriors received 27 first-place votes to jump over last week’s No. 1 team, Minnesota, now at No. 3 with 11 first-place votes.

Notre Dame garnered 10 first-place votes and rises to No. 2 this week.

Colorado College and Boston College each earned a first-place vote and sit No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, in this week’s poll.

Minnesota-Duluth jumps to No. 6, Ferris State falls to No. 7, Yale drops to the eighth spot, Ohio State makes a big jump from No. 14 to No. 9 and Denver rises one to No. 10.

Michigan falls four to No. 11, Western Michigan drops two places to No. 12, Lake Superior State is down one to No. 13, tied with Union this week. Boston University is No. 15 this week.

At No. 16, Colgate is up one, as is No. 17 Cornell. Michigan Tech falls three to No. 18, Nebraska-Omaha holds steady at No. 19 and Michigan State enters the rankings this week at No. 20.

In a side note, North Dakota did not receive any votes this week, ending a streak of 223 straight Division I Men’s Polls in which the Sioux received votes.