Minnesota Duluth maintains grip on top spot of USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll

6 Oct 18: Hunter Shepard (Minnesota Duluth - 32). The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers play against the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs in a non-conference matchup at AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, MN. (Jim Rosvold/University of Minnesota)
Hunter Shepard has been the goalie of record for all eight of Minnesota Duluth’s wins this season after starting the season 0-1-1 (photo: Jim Rosvold/University of Minnesota).

With 41 first-place votes this week, Minnesota Duluth is again the top team in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll.

Last weekend, the Bulldogs swept Colorado College on home ice.

No. 2 St. Cloud State swept then-No. 5 Denver on home ice and also earned seven first-place nods from the voters.

Idle Minnesota State stays No. 3 and picked up the last two first-place votes.

After sweeping Michigan State, Arizona State enters the poll for the first time at No. 18.

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll – Nov. 12, 2018

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


    • Why is it the “way it should be?” The same reason that MN people always have to make sure to bring up where the players are from. Who cares.

      • Because I’m a fan of Minnesota hockey. SCSU first but then all other Minnesota hockey teams next. Why are you being so crabby?

        • I’m just trying to figure out why people believe that all MN teams should be at the top of the worthless poll. Then they start talking about how this entire team is from MN like it matters one bit. Outside of MN, no one cares.

          • I’m trying to remember. Are you a fan of North Dakota Hockey? Most polls are worthless, however in the past the NCAA Football Champion was determined by the polls despite not being official. Minnesotans like to take Pride in hockey. I’m an alum of SCSU and used to attend a lot of games.

          • And that’s why football is stupid….at least once hockey starts.

            Do they have plans to do anything to revamp the inside of SCSU’s arena? They made the outside nice, but holy crap, those are the most uncomfortable seats I’ve ever sat in.

          • I agree with you the seats are very uncomfortable, but I “sat” in the student section where nobody really sits much LOL. We were standing being crazy most of the game. I haven’t lived there for over 8 years now. So I can’t really answer your question. I’m in Arizona and listen to the games on streaming radio.

          • I’m way too cheap for that. Remember I used to go to the games for free. I can’t come to grips with the idea of paying just to watch them on my Computer.


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