No change at top of women’s D-I poll as Minnesota reigns once again

Minnesota garnered all 15 first-place votes yet again to sit atop the Division I Women’s Poll.

The undefeated Gophers won the WCHA tournament last weekend with wins over Ohio State in the semifinals and North Dakota in the finals. Minnesota has also posted six straight shutouts.

Cornell moves up one to No. 2 after winning the ECAC tournament, beating Harvard in the title game.

Hockey East tournament Boston University rises one to No. 3 after topping Northeastern in the tournament final.

Boston College drops two places to No. 4 after losing to Northeastern in the Hockey East tournament and Harvard is up two spots to No. 5 this week.

Clarkson falls one to No. 6 after losing to Harvard in the ECAC tournament, North Dakota is up one notch to No. 7, Mercyhurst is also up one to No. 8 after being crowned CHA champions and Wisconsin falls three to No. 9 with a loss to North Dakota in the WCHA tournament and Northeastern stays at No. 10 in this week’s rankings.

No other teams received votes.

The Division I Women’s Poll is compiled weekly and consists of 15 voters, including 14 coaches of Division I programs and one women’s hockey writer.


  1. This is the time of year we get to hear the Gopher fans whine about avoiding North Dakota in the regionals and why the Hockey East has it easy and that is why they have won 4 of the last 5 NCAA Titles

    • huh. my mistake. I just saw this exact same post on the men’s blog, 4 hrs ago. And this one was 24 min ago. Weird. Pretty sure nobody that really knows hockey would say anyone in the Hockey East has it easy. BC & BU have a combined 10 titles. BC dispatched teams like they were high school teams last year. Except for an off season for Maine and BU, adding up the likes of BC, UNH, and now even Lowell… its a nasty conference. And as for North Dakota…. combined 7 Nat’l titles, 3 Broadmoor trophies, and a knack for beating Minnesota… yeah, I want to avoid them in regionals.


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