Minnesota Hockey Magazine

Gophers drop out of top spot in USCHO poll

The new U.S. College Hockey Online Division I Men’s Poll was released this morning and, as expected, Minnesota’s Friday night loss at Michigan Tech was indeed damaging to their position atop the nation’s rankings. The Gophers (12 first-place votes) dropped one spot to second while Boston College (27) moved up from third to nab the top spot.  Miami (4), North Dakota (1), and Denver (3) round out the top five. Others receiving single first-place votes were No. 7 Cornell, No. 8 Union, and, curiously, No. 12 New Hampshire.

No. 14 Minnesota-Duluth and No. 19 Colorado College are the remaining WCHA teams in the top 20 while Minnesota State (39), Nebraska Omaha (28), Michigan Tech (16), St. Cloud State (12), Wisconsin (10) and, yes, Alaska-Anchorage (2) also received votes.