PITTSBURGH – Robert Morris earned its first national ranking in program history on Monday afternoon, as the Colonials slot in as the 10th team in the USCHO.com poll.

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Robert Morris (12-3-1, 6-1-1 CHA) spent the past four weeks in the receiving-votes section of the rankings, getting as many as 10 votes in the Nov. 11 release of the poll. The Colonials received the most votes for a non-top 10 team during the past two weeks.

With a win last Saturday at Syracuse, RMU set a program record for victories during the team's first 16 games. The 12 wins top the previous mark of 11 victories, set by the 2011-12 Colonials. In that season, head coach Paul Colontino guided RMU to an 11-3-2 record through its first 16 contests and capped off the campaign by winning the program's first CHA championship.

Robert Morris replaced previous No. 10 Mercyhurst in the polls.