It’s a first: Quinnipiac ranked No. 1 in D-I men’s poll

With 41 of 50 first-place votes this week, Quinnipiac assumes the top ranking in the Division I Men’s Poll for the first time in poll history.

Last weekend, QU beat Cornell and Colgate on the road and has a nation-best 21-game unbeaten streak.

Former No. 1 Minnesota drops to No. 2 this week after splitting at St. Cloud State, but also garnered the other nine first-place votes.

Miami split with Western Michigan and remains third, Boston College climbs one spot to fourth after beating Harvard in the Beanpot semifinals and New Hampshire falls one to fifth after tying Providence.

Western Michigan, North Dakota and St. Cloud State retains spots 6-8, respectively, Minnesota State swept Minnesota-Duluth and jumps two to No. 9 and Yale stays tenth in this week’s poll.

Denver tied Colorado College and then lost to CC and falls two places to No. 11, Notre Dame falls one to No. 12 despite sweeping Michigan, Boston University remains 13th, idle Massachusetts-Lowell climbs two to No. 14 and after splitting with Canisius, Niagara stays 15th.

Getting swept by North Dakota pushes Nebraska-Omaha down two to No. 16, Dartmouth holds steady at No. 17, Wisconsin rises one to No. 18, Merrimack jumps one to No. 19 after a win over Massachusetts and Alaska gets into the rankings this week at No. 20 by virtue of a split with Ohio State.

The 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.