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Denver Athletics | November 20, 2017

Denver ranked No. 1 in USCHO and USA Today polls

  Denver is ranked No. 1 in the country after its 7-3-2 start to the season.

DENVER – The University of Denver Pioneers (7-3-2, NCHC 3-3-0-0) secured the No. 1 spot in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll and the USCHO.com polls, as released by USA Hockey and USCHO.com on Monday, Nov. 20.

Full USCHO.com poll

Denver received 490 points and 20 of 34 first-place votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll conducted in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) with input from coaches and members of the media from each of the six (6) Division I college hockey conferences as well as officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

The Pioneers earned five (5) more points than No. 2 St. Cloud State (9-2-0, 4-2-0-0) and 41 more points than No. 3 North Dakota (8-3-3, 3-2-1-1). This marks the eighth of nine (9) weeks the Pioneers have taken the top spot in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

Five (5) NCHC schools including Denver were ranked in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll with St. Cloud State at No. 2 (485 points), North Dakota at No. 3 (449 points), Western Michigan (8-4-1, 5-1-0-0) at No. 9 (206 points) and Minnesota Duluth (6-6-2, 2-4-0-0) at No. 15 (60 points).

Denver received 976 points and 30 of 50 first-place votes in the USCHO.com weekly poll from a group of 50 Division I college coaches and members of the media. The Pioneers collected 23 more points than No. 2 St. Cloud State and 73 more points than No. 3 North Dakota. This marks the seventh of eight (8) weeks the Pioneers have taken the top spot in the USCHO.com poll.

Five (5) NCHC schools including Denver were ranked in the USCHO.com poll with St. Cloud State at No. 2 (953 points), North Dakota at No. 3 (903 points), Western Michigan at No. 11 (489 points) and Minnesota Duluth at No. 16 (257 points). Colorado College (7-7-0, 3-5-0-0) received one vote.

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