Quinnipiac gets 36 first-place votes in D-I men’s poll, still sits atop rankings

Despite losing to Harvard in overtime and then beating Dartmouth last weekend, Quinnipiac is once again the top-ranked team in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll, garnering 36 of 50 first-place votes.

Minnesota stays No. 2 after splitting with Denver and earned 12 first-place votes this week.

Final CCHA regular-season champion Miami stays third with a split against Ohio State, New Hampshire moves up one to No. 4 after tying and topping Massachusetts and North Dakota is up one to sit fifth after beating and tying Bemidji State.

Boston College falls two spots to No. 6 after splitting with Providence, while at No. 7, Massachusetts-Lowell is up five spots and took the other two first-place votes after sweeping Merrimack.

St. Cloud State drops one to No. 8 splitting with Michigan Tech, Western Michigan split with Michigan State and falls one spot to No. 9 and Minnesota State is also down one to No. 10 after a split with Colorado College.

Notre Dame remains 11th after sweeping Bowling Green, Denver falls two places to No. 12, Yale rises a pair to No. 13 after beating both Colgate and Cornell, Wisconsin swept Nebraska-Omaha and is up two to No. 14 and Atlantic Hockey regular-season champ Niagara is down one to sit 15th after getting swept by Air Force.

Nebraska-Omaha tumbles three spots to No. 16, previously-unranked Rensselaer enters the rankings at No. 17 after beating Clarkson and St. Lawrence, Providence is up two to No. 18, Boston University stays 19th after splitting with Vermont and Union re-enters the poll at No. 20 after wins over St. Lawrence and Clarkson.

Dartmouth and Merrimack fall out of the poll 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.