Minnesota Duluth back on top of USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll

Scott Perunovich 23 Mar 18: The Minnesota State University Mavericks play against the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs in a semifinal game of the NCAA West Regional at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD. (Jim Rosvold)
Scott Perunovich and Minnesota Duluth swept then-No. 1 Notre Dame on the road this past weekend (photo: Jim Rosvold).

With a road sweep of then-No. 1 Notre Dame, Minnesota Duluth vaults two spots to assume the No. 1 ranking this week in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll.

The Bulldogs garnered 47 of 50 first-place votes this week.

Notre Dame tumbles to No. 5.

St. Cloud State remains No. 2 and also picked up two first-place votes, while sixth-ranked Penn State earned the final first-place nod.

Providence moves three spots to No. 3 and Minnesota State jumps three spots to sit fourth this week.

Miami enters the poll this week at No. 20.

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll – Oct. 29, 2018

The USCHO.com Poll consists of 50 voters, including coaches and beat writers and sports professionals from across the country.


    • probably. I wonder where the Gopher homers votes went this week. i am shocked they didn’t get first place votes again.

      • As a Gopher fan and a fan of college hockey in general they don’t deserve a top ranking yet. Enjoy the season everyone.

    • Yes, and the Fighting Sioux/Hawks have their 2 victories against 2 of those teams; Mankato and UM-Minneapolis.

      Two of the top 2 are NCHC members.

        • Recruiting out of MN, Canada, and pretty much outside of North Dakota is necessary. Other than Grant Potulny the UM-Minneapolis rarely get a ND stand-out (there are so few). But the Fighting H/S get as many top MN kids as UMM gets, e.g. Parise, Christian, etc.

          Honestly, I didn’t the Fighting H/S much chance against the UMM team last weekend. I am happy to have been proven wrong. Also, it looks like the H/S have found a #1 GK in Scheel. Too bad he can’t start doing commercials for you-know-who while he is still in college. Even so, people will talk and Scheels will sell even more sporting goods than ever.

        • We know…..but only MN fans care where the players come from. It is one thing they constantly talk about. Who cares where they are from. We recruit players based on how they can help the team win, not where they grew up or where they were born.


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