Monday, February 16, 2015

Mavericks slip a bit

Minnesota State men’s hockey team is no longer No. 1.

After three weeks atop the charts, the Mavericks slipped to No. 2 in the U.S. College Hockey Online poll and No. 3 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll on Monday, following their tie and loss at Alaska over the weekend.

In the USCHO poll, Minnesota State (23-6-2) received 10 first-place votes and 909 points. North Dakota is No. 1 with 980 points, including 35 first-place votes.

Boston University is third, followed by MSU’s next opponent, Michigan Tech, at No. 4. Tech moved up a spot from No. 5 and received four first-place votes.

Bowling Green remained the only other WCHA team in the rankings, staying at No. 8.

In the USA Hockey rankings, North Dakota is first with 25 first-place votes and 500 points, followed by Boston University (1, 448), MSU (3, 423), Michigan Tech (5, 414). Bowling Green is eighth.

The Mavericks remained first in the Pairwise rankings, followed by North Dakota, BU and Minnesota Duluth.

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