Miami garners 40 first-place votes, D-I men’s poll has new No. 1 team

With 40 of a possible 50 first-place votes, Miami is the new No. 1 team in the Division I Men’s Poll this week.

The RedHawks, ranked No. 2 two weeks ago, swept Ohio State over the weekend to get off to a 2-0 start this season.

Wisconsin swept Northern Michigan and is up one spot to No. 2 and the Badgers also received five first-place votes.

Minnesota garnered two first-place votes after beating both Mercyhurst and New Hampshire and rises two places to No. 3 this week.

Notre Dame swept Western Michigan and is up four to No. 4, Michigan jumps six spots to No. 5 after beating Boston College and RIT and North Dakota jumps one spot to No. 6 after a win and a tie against Vermont.

Boston College and Yale tied for No. 7 this week. Yale, which tallied the other three first-place votes, was idle and dropped one spot, while BC lost to Michigan and defeated Rensselaer.

This year’s first No. 1 team, Massachusetts-Lowell, tumbles to No. 9 after being upset by Sacred Heart, but then rebounding with a win over Massachusetts.

Up four to No. 10 is Providence with two wins over Minnesota State to start the season.

St. Cloud State falls two to No. 11 after beating and tying Bemidji State, Denver swept Merrimack to climb five spots to No. 12, New Hampshire stays 13th with a win over Clarkson and a loss to Minnesota, Quinnipiac is down four to No. 14 after beating Alaska-Anchorage and falling to Alaska and Boston University is up four to No. 15 with victories over Massachusetts and Holy Cross.

Union remains No. 16 with a tie and a win over Bowling Green, Rensselaer falls two to No. 17 with a win over Sacred Heart and a loss to BC, Minnesota State falls seven places to No. 18 after their sweep at the hands of Providence, previously-unranked and idle Cornell enters this week’s poll at No. 19 and another unranked team, Minnesota-Duluth, enters the rankings at No. 20 after a win and a tie versus Michigan Tech.

In addition, 22 other teams received votes this week.

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.