Quinnipiac maintains top spot in D-I men’s poll

With 39 first-place votes this week, Quinnipiac remains the top-ranked team in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll.

The Bobcats were idle last weekend and play Cornell in the ECAC tournament this coming weekend.

Minnesota stays No. 2 after sweeping Bemidji State and received the other 11 first-place votes.

Idle Miami is again third, while North Dakota, despite beating and losing in overtime to Minnesota State, jumps one spot to No. 4. Boston College tied and defeated Vermont and move up one to No. 5 this week.

Massachusetts-Lowell jumps one place to No. 6 after splitting with Providence, New Hampshire falls three notches to No. 7 with a loss and a tie against Maine, St. Cloud split with Wisconsin and remains eighth, idle Western Michigan stays ninth and Minnesota State is again No. 10 after their split with North Dakota.

Denver moves up one to No. 11 after a sweep of Alaska-Anchorage, idle Notre Dame drops one to No. 12, idle Yale stays 13th, Wisconsin retains the 14th rank and idle Niagara is again No. 15.

At No. 16, idle Rensselaer is up one spot, Providence moves up one to No. 17, Boston University swept Northeastern to move up one place to No. 18, Union jumps up one to sit 19th after sitting idle last weekend and Nebraska-Omaha tumbles down four spots to No. 20 after suffering a sweep at the hands of Minnesota-Duluth.

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.