By slimmest of margins, St. Cloud State remains No. 1 in USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll

Kevin Fitzgerald (SCSU-28) 2018 November 10 St.Cloud State University hosts Denver in a NCHC contest at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, MN (Bradley K. Olson)
Kevin Fitzgerald and St. Cloud State enter 2019 as the No. 1 team in the USCHO.com D-I Men’s Poll (photo: Bradley K. Olson).

With 25 first-place votes this week, St. Cloud State stays No. 1 in the first USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll since Dec. 10.

Second-ranked Massachusetts earned 22 first-place votes and sits just four voting points behind SCSU (968 to 964).

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll – Jan. 7, 2019

Denver jumps five spots to No. 3 and garnered the other there first-place nods from the voters.

Ohio State is up three to No. 4, while Minnesota State tumbles five places from No. 3 to No. 8.

The lone new team in the poll is Lake Superior State as the Lakers enter this week’s rankings at No. 18.

After getting swept by Canisius, North Dakota – ranked 13th in the last poll – falls out of the top 20.

13 COMMENTS

  1. UML had 4 votes in the last poll, they beat the # 2 team (#1 in the PWR) in the country in their barn and get only 8 more votes? UFB…

  2. UML had 4 votes in the last poll, they beat the # 2 team (#1 in the PWR) in the country in their barn and get only 8 more votes? UMass on the other hand, loses to an unranked team and stays #2 UFB… You can’t have it both ways. Either UML is a worthy adversary, worthy enough that UMass losing to them at home, doesn’t change their ranking, and if that is indeed the case, then UML deserves a heck of a lot more votes than 12. Conversely, If UML is not that great of an adversary and worthy of the measly 12 votes they got, then UMass needs to drop in the poll.

    • 1 goal game and UMass first game in a month probably have something to do with Lowell not getting enough “credit”. Not saying it’s right but that’s the reality I think.

  3. To their credit, St Cloud was the only top team that suffered a loss to a ranked team (Union) while the others all lost to a non-ranked team.

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