Despite sitting idle, Minnesota remains top-ranked team in D-I men’s poll

Minnesota was off last weekend, but still earned 39 first-place votes in the Division I Men’s Poll to stay the top-ranked team in the country.

Union remained No. 2 with a sweep of Maine and garnered the other 11 first-place votes.

With a sweep of Colorado College, North Dakota stays third, while Colgate swept Northeastern to move up two places to No. 4 and Providence is again fifth after tying the U.S. NTDP Under-18 Team in an exhibition game.

Boston College beat RIT to rise one to No. 6, Massachusetts-Lowell beat and tied Quinnipiac to jump two places to No. 7, Ferris State split with St. Lawrence and tumbles four notches to No. 8, St. Cloud State sat idle and falls one to sit ninth and Miami took both from Ohio State and moves up one to No. 10 this week.

At No. 11, Denver skyrockets five places after sweeping Rensselaer, Boston University beat the U.S. NTDP Under-18 Team in an exhibition game and rises two spots to No. 12, Minnesota State falls one to No. 13 after splitting with Minnesota-Duluth, Michigan drops four spots to No. 14 following a split with New Hampshire and Quinnipiac lost and tied with Lowell to fall two spots to No. 15.

Alaska beat both Air Force and Penn State and jumps three to No. 16 this week, Vermont is back in the rankings at No. 17 after a sweep of Clarkson, Cornell falls three to No. 18 despite being off, Minnesota-Duluth beat and tied Minnesota State and is up one to No. 19 and Alaska-Anchorage, unranked last week, rounds out the rankings at No. 20 after tying Penn State and defeating Air Force.

The Division I Men’s Poll consists of 50 voters, including coaches and beat writers and sports professionals from across the country.