Minnesota Hockey Magazine

USCHO DI men’s poll released

Mavericks fall two spots, Gopher drop out, Beavers earn votes

To no one’s surprise, Bemidji State’s North Star College Cup win over Minnesota State ended the Mavericks’ two-week stint atop the U.S. College Hockey online rankings in its the latest poll released today. Wins over Minnesota-Duluth and MSU earned the Beavers top 20 consideration with three votes this week.

The Mavericks (19- 5-1) dropped two spots to third behind newly-named No. 1 North Dakota (18- 5-2) and Boston University (15- 4-4). MSU did receive 11 first-place votes to BU’s five while UND amassed a total of 34.

Another North Start College Cup victim was Minnesota (11-9-2) which fell out of the top 20 for the first time since April 11, 2011 after losing to the Mavericks and Minnesota Duluth in St. Paul. The Bulldogs (14-9-2), meanwhile, maintained their position in the seventh spot this week.

Below are this week’s complete rankings.

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll

January 26, 2015

  1. North Dakota (34)
  2. Boston University (5)
  3. Minnesota State (11)
  4. Harvard
  5. Nebraska-Omaha
  6. Bowling Green
  7. Minnesota-Duluth
  8. Michigan Tech
  9. Miami
  10. Massachusetts-Lowell
  11. Denver
  12. Providence
  13. Michigan
  14. Boston College
  15. Vermont
  16. Yale
  17. Colgate
  18. Quinnipiac
  19. Merrimack
  20. Robert Morris

Others receiving votes: Minnesota 46, Penn State 25, St. Lawrence 17, Western Michigan 9, Northeastern 7, Canisius 5, Bemidji State 3, Dartmouth 1.