By slimmest of margins, St. Cloud State remains No. 1 in 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 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 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). 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.