Minnesota ends first half still No. 1 in D-I women’s rankings

With the first half in the books, Minnesota will head to 2014 as the top-ranked team in the USCHO.com Division I Women’s Poll as the Gophers again garnered all 15 first-place votes this week.

The rest of the poll is the exact same as the Dec. 9 poll.

Wisconsin sits second, Cornell third, North Dakota fourth and Harvard at No. 5 rounds out the top five.

Clarkson is again No. 6, followed by Boston College at No. 7, Boston University at No. 8, Quinnipiac ninth and Robert Morris in the No. 10 slot.

Mercyhurst also received a vote this week.

The next D-I women’s poll will be  Jan. 6, 2014.

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.