College Hockey Rankings: UMD Remains #1; Gophers Move Up To 2nd In USA Today Poll

In a weekend that saw many of the top teams lose, the upheaval in the college hockey rankings did not affect the team at the top.

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Despite losing 3-1 to Nebraska-Omaha Saturday and snapping their 17 game unbeaten streak, the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs are the number one team for the sixth straight week. Minnesota Duluth (15-4-3, 11-3-2 WCHA) received all 50 first-place votes in the USCHO.com poll and all 34 in the USA Today/USA Hockey rankings.

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Boston University, being one of only two teams in last week's USCHO top ten to win twice, was the big riser this week. The Terriers moved from sixth to second. Their rivals on the other side of Commonwealth Avenue, Boston College, went from fourth to third after splitting two games this weekend.

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They take the place of last week's second and third place teams, Ohio State (5th) and Notre Dame (7th), who were swept by Michigan (10th) and Western Michigan (8th), respectively.

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The Gophers are fourth in the USCHO rankings, up from fifth, after splitting a two-game road series against North Dakota. Minnesota (16-8-1, 11-4-0 WCHA) faces 11th ranked Colorado College this weekend, however, they be doing it without senior Nick Larson who broke his wrist last weekend and is having surgery Tuesday.

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In the USA Today/USA Hockey poll, the Gophers are second followed by BU, BC and Ohio State.

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