Monday, February 2, 2015

Back on top

Minnesota State men’s returned to the top of the U.S. College Hockey Online rankings on Monday, following its weekend sweep of Ferris State.

It’s the third time in four weeks that the Mavericks are ranked No. 1.

Minnesota State (21-5-1, 17-2-1 in WCHA), which was ranked third in the country last week, has won seven of its last eight games and is unbeaten in 11 of its last 12.

North Dakota slipped from No. 1 to No. 2, and the top five was rounded out with Boston University, Nebraska Omaha and Michigan Tech. Here are the rankings:

1. Minnesota State (20 first-place votes)
2. North Dakota (14)
3. Boston University (16)
4. Nebraska Omaha
5. Michigan Tech
6. Harvard
7. Minnesota Duluth
8. T-Bowling Green
8. T-Miami
10. Denver
11. Boston College
12. UMass-Lowell
13. Providence
14. Michigan
15. Yale
16. Quinnipiac
17. Vermont
18. Merrimack
19. Robert Morris
20. Colgate
Others receiving votes: Penn State, St. Lawrence, Minnesota, Dartmouth, Bemidji State, St. Cloud State, Western Michigan, Canisius.

Michigan Tech and Bowling Green are the other WCHA teams in the rankings. Bemidji State also received votes.

The Mavericks will host a WCHA series against Alaska Anchorage on Friday and Saturday.

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