Minnesota maintains No. 1 ranking in D-I men’s poll

With 47 of a possible 50 first-place votes, Minnesota retains the top spot in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll this week.

No. 3 New Hampshire received one first-place vote and No. 4 Quinnipiac earned two first-place nods.

Boston College is No. 2 this week, up from No. 3 a week ago.

Notre Dame falls three spots to No. 5 this week.

North Dakota is up one to No. 6, Denver is up two to No. 7, Miami drops two to sit eighth, Boston University falls one to No. 9 and Western Michigan holds steady at No. 10.

At No. 11, Dartmouth is up one, Yale rises two to No. 12, Nebraska-Omaha stays 13th, Minnesota State tumbles three to No. 14 and Niagara jumps two places to take over the 15th spot.

Cornell is down one to No. 16, Union is up one slot to No. 17, Massachusetts-Lowell rises two to sit 18th, St. Cloud State falls one to No. 19 and Colgate is down one to round out the top 20.

In addition, 10 other schools received votes in this week’s poll.

The USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll consists of 50 voters, including 28 coaches from the Division I conferences and 22 beat writers and sports professionals from across the country.