COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Yale University becomes the unanimous No. 1 in this week’s USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll following a win over the University of Vermont last week. The Bulldogs, who boast an 11-1-0 record, collected 510 points and all 34 first-place votes to claim the top spot for the second week in a row.
The University of New Hampshire advances one place to No. 2 with 458 points after earning an overtime victory over then-No. 6 University of Maine, while the University of Minnesota Duluth (418) sits at No. 3 after posting a 1-0-1 record against the University of Minnesota. Idle Boston College (410) claims the No. 4 spot, while the University of North Dakota (403) rounds out the top five after twice defeating Minnesota State University.
NOTES: The Central Collegiate Hockey Association, Western Collegiate Hockey Association and Hockey East each boast four ranked programs, while ECAC Hockey has three … A total of 22 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.
|1||Yale, 510 (34)||1||11-1-0||11|
|2||New Hampshire, 458||3||10-2-4||11|
|3||Minnesota Duluth, 418||2||12-3-3||11|
|4||Boston College, 410||4||11-5-0||11|
|5||North Dakota, 403||5||13-5-2||11|
|6||Miami (Ohio), 306||8||10-5-3||11|
|8||Nebraska Omaha, 261||9||11-4-1||9|
|10||Union College, 178||13||10-3-3||8|
|12||Boston University, 148||7||8-4-5||11|
|13||Notre Dame, 141||11||11-6-2||8|
|14||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 107||15||9-4-3||3|
|Others receiving votes: Alaska, 22; Merrimack, 6; Minnesota, 6; Ferris State, 3; Robert Morris, 3; Colorado College, 1; Dartmouth, 1.|