Near-perfect: Boston College gets 49 first-place nods, stays atop D-I men’s rankings

It was almost unanimous, but Boston College retained its spot at the top of the Division I Men’s Poll this week with 49 of a possible first-place votes and 999 total voting points out of a possible 1,000.

The Eagles started the week winning the Beanpot over Northeastern and then swept Vermont. BC also leads the country with 24 wins on the season.

Minnesota swept Michigan to stay at No. 2 and also received the other first-place vote.

Union beat Cornell and tied Colgate to stay third, St. Cloud State swept Minnesota-Duluth to jump two spots to No. 4 and Quinnipiac falls one place after defeating Yale and losing to Brown.

After splitting with Bemidji State, Ferris State is down two to No. 6, Massachusetts-Lowell beat Massachusetts to remain seventh, Wisconsin split with Ohio State and is again at No. 8, Northeastern lost to BC in the Beanpot final and then beat UMass to rise three notches to No. 9 and Michigan stays at No. 10 despite the sweep at the hands of Minnesota.

North Dakota swept Miami and leaps six spots to No. 11, Providence lost to Connecticut and then tied and won against Notre Dame to drop three places to No. 12, Cornell falls from No. 11 to No. 13 after losing to both Union and Rensselaer, Yale lost to Quinnipiac and beat Princeton, but falls one to No. 14 and Notre Dame runs up five notches to No. 15 after tying and defeating Providence.

At No. 16, Vermont is down one after its sweep to BC, Maine enters the rankings at No. 17 after sweeping Merrimack, Denver split with Nebraska-Omaha to stay 18th, Colgate tied RPI and Union to keep its handle on No. 19 and after its two losses to SCSU, Minnesota-Duluth falls four to No. 20 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.