Minnesota-Duluth the new No. 1 team in men’s poll

Defending NCAA champion Minnesota-Duluth rises three spots this week and is the new No. 1-ranked team in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll.

The Bulldogs garnered 25 of 50 first-place votes.

Minnesota is the new second-ranked team, receiving nine first-place votes to jump three notches in the poll.

No. 3 Boston College earned eight first-place votes, but fell one place this week.

At No. 4, Ohio State jumps three spots and was listed No. 1 on seven ballots.

Merrimack, the top team the past two weeks, falls to No. 5.

Colorado College is up two to No. 6, Notre Dame drops from No. 2 to No. 7, but did receive one first-place vote. Western Michigan jumps from 12th to eighth, Ferris State falls three to No. 9 and Union is down one to finish out the top ten.

Boston University is up a pair to No. 11, Colgate jumps three to No. 12, Denver falls three to No. 13, Michigan State rises two to No. 14 and Lake Superior State falls from No. 11 to No. 15.

Cornell is up one to No. 16 and Yale drops three to No. 17.

Nos. 18-20 were all unranked teams last week, as Massachusetts-Lowell, North Dakota and Providence enter the poll this week.

Michigan, at one point this season the No. 1-ranked team, falls out of the top 20.