Minnesota Hockey Magazine

Minnesota women maintain unanimous No. 1 ranking

After a sweeping Ohio State 7-2 and 8-0 over the weekend, No. 1 Minnesota (8-0-0, 4-0-0 WCHA) received all 15 first place votes in the U.S. College Hockey Online Division I Women’s Poll for the fifth consecutive week to begin the season.

North Dakota’s sweep of St. Cloud State was enough to move up two spots to eighth while Minnesota State’s pair of wins (one in a shootout) over Minnesota Duluth allowed the previously-unranked Mavericks to land the 10 spot. Wisconsin’s loss and shootout win at home vs. Bemidji State dropped the Badgers from from the rankings after holding the ninth spot last week.

Ohio State (14), Wisconsin (7), and UMD (1) all received votes.