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.The Mavericks had received votes in both polls several times during the season before breaking into both polls’ rankings.
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).