Minnesota garners all 15 first-place votes to stay No. 1 in D-I women’s poll

Minnesota again gets top billing in this week’s USCHO.com Division I Women’s Poll after earning all 15 first-place votes.

The Gophers have been No. 1 in every poll during the 2013-14 season.

Wisconsin stays second, while Clarkson leap-frogs North Dakota for third spot.

Cornell jumps up one to No. 5, tied this week with last week’s fifth-ranked squad from Harvard.

At No. 7, Boston College holds firm there.

Quinnipiac rises one to No. 8, supplanting Robert Morris, which drops one to No. 9.

Back in the rankings is Mercyhurst at No. 10 this week.

Other teams that received votes this week include Boston University, Minnesota-Duluth and Northeastern.

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.