Rankings roundup: How the top 20 NCAA hockey teams fared, Oct. 8-9

Denver players celebrate one of their eight goals in the Pioneers’ 8-3 season-opening win at home last Friday night over Arizona State (photo: Justin Tafoya/Clarkson Creative Photography).

Here is a rundown of how the top 20 teams in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll of October 4 fared in games over the weekend of Oct. 8-9.

No. 1 Minnesota State (3-1-0)
10/08/2021 – No. 2 St. Cloud State 0 at No. 1 Minnesota State 1
10/09/2021 – No. 2 St. Cloud State 3 at No. 1 Minnesota State 1

No. 2 St. Cloud State (3-1-0)
10/08/2021 – No. 2 St. Cloud State 0 at No. 1 Minnesota State 1
10/09/2021 – No. 2 St. Cloud State 3 at No. 1 Minnesota State 1

No. 3 Michigan (2-0-0)
10/08/2021 – RV Lake Superior State 1 at No. 3 Michigan 6
10/09/2021 – RV Lake Superior State 4 at No. 3 Michigan 7

No. 4 Minnesota (2-0-0)
10/08/2021 – Mercyhurst 4 at No. 4 Minnesota 7
10/09/2021 – Mercyhurst 3 at No. 4 Minnesota 5

No. 5 Minnesota Duluth (2-0-0)
10/08/2021 – No. 5 Minnesota Duluth 4 at No. 15 Bemidji State 2
10/09/2021 – No. 15 Bemidji State 1 at No. 5 Minnesota Duluth 2

No. 6 Boston College (1-0-1)
10/08/2021 – No. 9 Quinnipiac 2 vs No. 6 Boston College 2 (OT) (IceBreaker at Holy Cross)
10/09/2021 – No. 6 Boston College 5 vs Holy Cross 1 (IceBreaker at Holy Cross)

No. 7 Massachusetts (0-2-0)
Did not play.

No. 8 North Dakota (2-0-0)
10/08/2021 – Niagara 2 at No. 8 North Dakota 6
10/09/2021 – Niagara 0 at No. 8 North Dakota 4

No. 9 Quinnipiac (1-0-1)
10/08/2021 – No. 9 Quinnipiac 2 vs No. 6 Boston College 2 (OT) (IceBreaker at Holy Cross)
10/09/2021 – No. 9 Quinnipiac 3 vs No. 18 Northeastern 0 (IceBreaker at Holy Cross)

No. 10 Boston University (1-1-0)
10/08/2021 – No. 10 Boston University 2 at RV Connecticut 1
10/09/2021 – RV Connecticut 5 at No. 10 Boston University 1

No. 11 Providence (3-0-0)
10/09/2021 – No. 11 Providence 5 at RV AIC 1
10/07/2021 – Merrimack 2 at No. 11 Providence 5

No. 12 Denver (2-0-0)
10/08/2021 – RV Arizona State 3 at No. 12 Denver 8
10/09/2021 – RV Arizona State 3 at No. 12 Denver 4

No. 13 Wisconsin (0-2-0)
10/08/2021 – RV Michigan Tech 5 at No. 13 Wisconsin 2
10/09/2021 – RV Michigan Tech 5 at No. 13 Wisconsin 1

No. 14 Harvard (0-0-0)
Did not play.

No. 15 Bemidji State (0-2-0)
10/08/2021 – No. 5 Minnesota Duluth 4 at No. 15 Bemidji State 2
10/09/2021 – No. 15 Bemidji State 1 at No. 5 Minnesota Duluth 2

No. 16 Cornell (0-0-0)
Did not play.

No. 17 Omaha (3-1-0)
10/08/2021 – Maine 1 at No. 17 Omaha 4
10/09/2021 – Maine 3 at No. 17 Omaha 5

No. 18 Northeastern (2-1-0)
10/08/2021 – No. 18 Northeastern 3 vs Holy Cross 0 (IceBreaker at Holy Cross)
10/09/2021 – No. 9 Quinnipiac 3 vs No. 18 Northeastern 0 (IceBreaker at Holy Cross)

No. 19 Notre Dame (1-0-0)
10/09/2021 – LIU 2 at No. 19 Notre Dame 5

No. 20 Clarkson (1-1-0)
10/08/2021 – No. 20 Clarkson 2 at Alaska 0
10/09/2021 – No. 20 Clarkson 0 at Alaska 1

RV = Received Votes

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