Cornell gets 27 first-place votes, takes over as No. 1 team in Division I Men’s Poll

Morgan Barron (27 - Cornell) (2020 Omar Phillips)
Morgan Barron and Cornell are at the top of this week’s Division I Men’s Poll (photo: Omar Phillips).

With 27 first-place votes this week, Cornell takes over as the top team in the Division I Men’s Poll.

Cornell is No. 1 in both USCHO Division I men’s and women’s polls. The last time that happened was back on Oct. 27, 2014, when Minnesota was first in both polls.

Second-ranked Minnesota State (14) and No. 3 North Dakota (9) pick up the rest of the first-place votes in this week’s rankings.

North Dakota dropped two spots in the rankings, while Minnesota State moved up one, as did Cornell.

Boston College is up two spots to No. 4, Minnesota Duluth is down one notch to No. 5, Denver jumps one to No. 6, Clarkson falls two places to No. 7, Massachusetts stays eighth, Penn State moves up two to No. 9, and Ohio State enters the top 10, sitting 10th this week after moving up two places. Division I Men’s Poll – Feb. 24, 2020

Big movers in rankings 11-20 are Northeastern down three to No. 13, Arizona State falling five to No. 14, Western Michigan up three to No. 16, and Providence tumbling four to No. 19.

American International is back in the rankings this week at No. 20.

In addition, 11 other teams received votes in this week’s poll.

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