OMAHA, Neb. – Nebraska-Omaha is ranked in both national polls for the first time this season. The Mavericks are ranked 15th in the latest top 15 poll from USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and 17th in the weekly top 20 poll from USCHO.com.
UNO is coming off a sweep of previously No. 8 Miami (Ohio) last weekend, winning 6-3 and 3-1 to its November schedule during which it went 6-2-0. In addition to the wins over Miami, the Mavericks also swept Denver on the road and earned home splits with then-No. 10 North Dakota and then-No. 2 Michigan.
Minnesota is the top team in both polls for the sixth consecutive week. St. Cloud State, Michigan, Providence and Quinnipiac fill out the Nos. 2-5 slots in both polls.
Other teams from the National Collegiate Hockey Conference appearing in the USA Today and USCHO.com polls are Miami (12/13) and Minnesota Duluth (NR/18).