UMass reclaims top spot in Division I Men’s Poll

PROVIDENCE, RI - NOVEMBER 10: UMass visits Providence College during NCAA hockey at the Schneider Arena on November 10, 2018 in Providence, Rhode Island. (Photo by Rich Gagnon) (Rich Gagnon)
UMass players celebrate a goal against Providence during the game Nov. 10, 2018 in Providence, R.I. (photo: Rich Gagnon).

After sweeping Vermont over the weekend, Massachusetts is back at No. 1 in the Division I Men’s Poll, up one spot from the Jan. 7 rankings.

Former No. 1 St. Cloud State split with No. 5 Minnesota Duluth and falls a spot to No. 2 this week. Division I Men’s Poll – Jan. 14, 2019

Denver remains ranked third after sweeping Omaha, while Ohio State stays fourth after a split with Michigan.

The only new team in the rankings this week is North Dakota, as the Fighting Hawks are No. 20 after sweeping Colorado College.

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