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Minnesota State has been rewarded for its six-game winning streak and 9-5-2 start to the season by landing a spot in the national rankings. The Mavericks are ranked 20th in the latest USCHO.com poll, which was released on Monday afternoon. Minnesota State is in a tie for third place in the WCHA and is the sixth team from the conference in the poll. MSU will go to Nebraska Omaha this week; UNO moved up to No. 13 in the rankings.