Boston College unseats Minnesota at top of D-I men’s poll

With 47 first-place votes, Boston College has supplanted Minnesota as the No. 1-ranked team in the Division I Men’s Poll this week.

The Eagles, ranked No. 2 a week ago, took over the top rankings with wins last week over Boston University in the Beanpot semifinals and against Merrimack.

Minnesota, which was swept by Wisconsin, falls to No. 2.

Union moves up one to No. 3 after wins over Brown and Yale, while Ferris State and Quinnipiac are now tied for fourth. Ferris State swept Northern Michigan to move up one and QU beat Clarkson and lost to St. Lawrence to drop one notch.

St. Cloud State tied and beat Denver to stay sixth, Massachusetts-Lowell is again No. 7 after tying BU and beating Massachusetts, Wisconsin makes the move from 12th to eighth with its two wins over Minnesota, idle Providence falls one to No. 9 and Michigan stays 10th despite splitting with Penn State.

Cornell lost to Colgate is slips two notches to No. 11, Northeastern beat Harvard in the Beanpot semis and then lost to UMass and is down one to No. 12, Yale holds steady at No. 13 after beating Rensselaer in overtime and then losing to Union, Clarkson stays 14th with a loss to Quinnipiac and a win against Princeton and Vermont leaps four places to No. 15 with a sweep of New Hampshire.

At No. 16, Minnesota-Duluth is up one after a tie and a win over Colorado College, North Dakota drops one spot to No. 17 with a split against Nebraska-Omaha, Denver falls three to No. 18, Colgate enters the rankings at No. 19 and after splitting with Maine, Notre Dame drops two to No. 20.

In addition, just seven 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.