UND ranked 8th in national hockey polls

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North Dakota will return to Ralph Engelstad Arena for its regular-season home opener ranked No. 8 in the latest national polls, which were released on Monday afternoon.

UND was ranked eighth in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls this week after picking up a win and a tie over the weekend at non-conference for Alaska Anchorage. The Fighting Hawks and Seawolves skated to a 1-1 overtime tie on Friday, followed by UND’s 3-2 overtime win on Saturday.

It marked a slight drop for UND, which had previously been ranked No. 7 in both polls.

Denver, which opens its season this weekend, remained atop both polls and was the unanimous No. 1 in the USA Today rankings.

UND will host unranked St. Lawrence on Friday and Saturday. The puck drops at 7:37 p.m. Central on Friday and 7:07 p.m. on Saturday.

USCHO.com Poll:

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

1. Denver (45) 0-0-0 995 1

2. Boston University (5) 2-0-0 947 2

3. Harvard 0-0-0 849 4

4. Notre Dame 2-0-0 743 8

5. Minnesota Duluth 1-1-0 726 6

6. St. Cloud State 1-0-0 723 9

7. Minnesota 1-1-0 708 3

8. North Dakota 1-0-1 678 7

9. Providence 2-0-0 670 11

10. Wisconsin 2-1-0 424 12

11. Penn State 1-1-0 410 10

12. UMass Lowell 0-2-0 365 5

13. Boston College 0-0-1 346 13

14. Northeastern 2-0-0 291 20

15. Clarkson 2-0-0 267 NR

Michigan Tech 2-1-0 267 NR

17. Quinnipiac 0-1-1 257 14

18. Cornell 0-0-0 226 15

19. Air Force 1-0-1 161 17

20. New Hampshire 2-0-0 134 NR

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll:

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

1. Denver (34) 0-0-0 510 1

2. Boston University 2-0-0 467 2

3. Harvard 0-0-0 373 4

4. St. Cloud State 1-0-0 353 6

5. Providence 2-0-0 338 5

6. Notre Dame 2-0-0 316 8

7. Minnesota 1-1-0 312 3

8. North Dakota 1-0-1 246 7

9. Minnesota Duluth 1-1-0 233 12

10. Wisconsin 2-1-0 172 10

11. Penn State 1-1-0 126 11

12. UMass Lowell 0-2-0 99 9

13. Michigan Tech 2-1-0 98 NR

14. Northeastern 2-0-0 93 13

15. Clarkson 2-0-0 77 NR


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