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

In a near-unanimous vote this week, Minnesota retains its top spot in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll.

The Gophers received 48 of 50 first-place votes and Quinnipiac, up two spots to No. 2, garnered the other two first-place nods.

Boston College is down one to No. 3, New Hampshire drops one to No. 4 and North Dakota rises one to sit fifth this week.

Miami jumps two to No. 6, Notre Dame falls two to No. 7, Yale shoots up four to No. 8, Western Michigan is up one to No. 9 and Denver falls three spots to No. 10 in this week’s poll.

At No. 11, Boston University is down two notches, Dartmouth falls one to No. 12, Nebraska-Omaha stays 13th, Minnesota State holds steady at No. 14 and Massachusetts-Lowell jumps three to No. 15.

St. Cloud climbs three to No. 16, Niagara falls a pair of spots to No. 17, Cornell drops two to No. 18 and Union falls two spots to sit 19th.

Previously-unranked Wisconsin comes in at No. 20 this week.

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.