Minnesota gets 47 first-place votes, remains No. 1 in D-I men’s rankings

Minnesota is still the top-ranked team in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll, garnering 47 of a possible 50 first-place votes in this week’s poll.

The Gophers swept Minnesota State last weekend.

St. Cloud State, after sweeping Alabama-Huntsville, vaults up one notch to No. 2 and also gained a first-place vote.

A sweep of Vermont has Providence up two to No. 3, while Quinnipiac moves up a pair to sit fourth after beating both Harvard and Dartmouth. The Bobcats tallied the other two first-place votes this week.

Michigan split with Nebraska-Omaha and falls three to No. 5, Notre Dame is down a pair to the sixth slot with a tie and a win against Merrimack, Boston College stays seventh after defeating and tying Massachusetts, Miami is again No. 8 after splitting with Wisconsin, Yale topped Sacred Heart and is again ninth and Ferris State jumps four notches to No. 10 with a tie and a win over Bowling Green.

At No. 11, Clarkson holds steady after beating Cornell, but losing to Colgate, Wisconsin is again No. 12, Massachusetts-Lowell rises three to No. 13 with a single win over Princeton and a sweep over Penn State, Rensselaer dropped both to Union and tumbles four places to No. 14 and North Dakota split with Minnesota-Duluth and falls two to No. 15.

Lake Superior State split with Michigan Tech and is down one to sit 16th, Union re-enters the rankings at No. 17, Cornell lost to Clarkson and beat St. Lawrence to go up one to No. 18, Minnesota-Duluth is up one to No. 19 and previously-unranked New Hampshire defeated Brown and then swept Northeastern to be ranked No. 20 in this week’s poll.

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.