POSTED: Monday February 28th 2011
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University of North Dakota Remains No. 1 in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of North Dakota remains No. 1 in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll following a weekend sweep of Bemidji State University. North Dakota, which boasts a 24-8-3 record, collected 505 points and 30 first-place votes to earn the top spot for the second week in a row.

Boston College claims the No. 2 spot with 473 points and four first-place votes after twice defeating the University of Massachusetts last weekend, while Yale University sits at No. 3 with 432 points after earning a victory over Cornell University and a tie against Colgate University. Union College (401) advances one place to No. 4 with wins over Princeton University and Quinnipiac University, while the University of Michigan (333) advances five places following a weekend sweep of Northern Michigan University to round out the top five.

The University of Maine returns to the poll at No. 14 after a three-week hiatus, having twice defeated then-No. 4 Merrimack College.

This weekend features two top-15 weekend series, with No. 11 University of Minnesota Duluth hosting No. 12 University of Nebraska Omaha, and No. 2 Boston College and No. 8 University of New Hampshire facing off in a home-and-home series.

NOTES: Hockey East leads all conferences with five ranked programs, while the Western Collegiate Hockey Association boasts four ranked programs and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and ECAC Hockey each have three ... A total of 21 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.


This Week's Top-15 Match-ups


Friday, March 4
No. 8 University of New Hampshire
at
No. 2 Boston College

No. 12 University of Nebraska Omaha
at
No. 11 University of Minnesota Duluth

Saturday, March 5
No. 2 Boston College
at
No. 8 University of New Hampshire

No. 12 University of Nebraska Omaha
at
No. 11 University of Minnesota Duluth

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