Minnesota finishes year as national champs, No. 1 in D-I women’s poll

It should come as no surprise that the undefeated Minnesota squad that captured the Division I women’s national championship also finishes out the year where it started – and sat all year long – atop the USCHO.com Division I Women’s Poll.

Yet again, the Gophers received all 15 first-place votes in the final poll of the season.

National runner-up Boston University moves up one notch to finish second, while Boston College went to the Frozen Four and rises one to sit third this week. Cornell drops two to No. 4 and Frozen Four entrant Mercyhurst leaps three to No. 5.

North Dakota finishes sixth, Harvard seventh, Clarkson eighth, Wisconsin ninth and Northeastern rounds out the poll this week coming in at No. 10.

The USCHO.com 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. Congratulations Minnesota Golden Gophers and your fans!

    Hockey East did its best to derail your perfect season. Perhaps we will win one when there is not a juggernaut like this year.

    Kudos on perfection!

  2. Let’s see, No Dak takes Mn to triple OT and only gets ranked eighth, BC takes Mn to OT and gets ranked third. BU who didn’t have to face the Gophers till the championship, but was out of early in the second period, gets ranked second. Cornell who never faced Minnesota gets ranked fourth. Obviously the longer you can avoid Minnesota, the better your Pairwise. This makes no sense!
    One more thing, hey NCAA how about getting this game on TV next year. I watched it online and the stop action video sucked.


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