UND ranked 2nd in latest USCHO poll, 4th in USA Today poll

UND ranked 2nd in latest USCHO poll, 4th in USA Today poll Click to Enlarge

After having lost just twice in its first 10 games, the University of North Dakota hockey team has climbed inside the top five of both national polls that were released on Monday.

North Dakota, coming off a win and a tie at Wisconsin over the weekend, was ranked No. 2 by USCHO.com and No. 4 by USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine. It was an improvement of two spots in the former and one spot in the latter. UND defeated the Badgers 3-2 on Friday before skating to a 2-2 overtime draw on Saturday.

St. Cloud State unseated Denver atop both polls after improving to 7-0-0 with a sweep of Minnesota Duluth.

UND will host Miami in NCHC action on Friday and Saturday at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The RedHawks remained unranked this week but received votes in the USCHO.com poll.

USCHO.com Poll:

Rk. School (1st-place votes) Record Pts. PR

1. St. Cloud State (50) 7-0-0 1000 2

2. North Dakota 6-2-2 913 4

3. Denver 4-2-2 870 1

4. Minnesota 7-3-0 847 5

5. Harvard 2-1-0 806 3

6. Notre Dame 6-3-1 660 10

7. Wisconsin 6-4-1 605 7

8. Providence 5-3-0 602 6

9. New Hampshire 6-1-1 552 13

10. Minnesota State 6-3-0 547 9

11. Clarkson 6-3-1 541 13

12. Minnesota Duluth 4-4-2 442 8

13. Northeastern 5-2-1 433 15

14. Cornell 4-0-0 419 18

15. Boston University 4-5-1 306 12

16. Quinnipiac 3-3-1 214 11

17. Ohio State 5-3-2 155 16

18. Western Michigan 5-3-1 113 NR

19. Penn State 5-5-0 79 17

20. Northern Michigan 5-3-0 61 NR


USA Today Poll

1. St. Cloud State (34) 7-0-0 510 2

2. Minnesota 7-3-0 427 4

3. Denver 4-2-2 416 1

4. North Dakota 6-2-2 401 5

5. Harvard 2-1-0 372 3

6. Notre Dame 6-3-1 264 10

7. Providence 5-3-0 245 6

8. New Hampshire 6-1-1 235 13

9. Clarkson 6-3-1 217 14

10. Wisconsin 6-4-1 194 7

11. Minnesota State 6-3-0 187 9

12. Cornell 4-0-0 166 NR

13. Northeastern 5-2-1 155 15

14. Minnesota Duluth 4-4-2 85 8

15. Western Michigan 5-3-1 78 NR



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