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UND back into top 10 in polls entering NCAA Tourney
Courtesy: Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Release: 03/20/2017
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – For the first time since mid-January, the University of North Dakota is ranked among the top 10 in both national men’s hockey polls. The Fighting Hawks were ranked No. 10 both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls, which were released on Monday.

UND will face No. 6 Boston University on Friday in the NCAA West Region semifinals at Scheels Arena in Fargo.

Top-ranked Denver remained atop both polls this week, followed by Harvard, Minnesota Duluth, Massachusetts-Lowell and Minnesota to round out the top five.

UND and the Terriers will square off at 2 p.m. Central on Friday with the Minnesota Duluth-Ohio State semifinal to follow at 5:30.

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll                          
Rk. School (1st-place votes) Record Pts. PR                    
1. Denver (24) 29-7-4 958 1                    
2. Harvard (18) 26-5-2 952 2                    
3. Minnesota Duluth (8) 25-6-7 933 3                    
4. Massachusetts-Lowell 26-10-3 842 4                    
5. Minnesota 23-11-3 785 5                    
6. Boston University 23-11-3 688 7                    
7. Union 25-9-3 684 6                    
8. Western Michigan 22-12-5 649 8                    
9. Cornell 21-8-5 602 9                    
10. North Dakota 21-15-3 542 11                    
11. Penn State 24-11-2 506 15                    
12. Notre Dame 21-11-5 481 10                    
13. Providence 22-11-5 382 12                    
14. Ohio State 21-11-6 341 13                    
15. Air Force 26-9-5 319 17                    
16. Boston College 21-15-4 278 14                    
17. Wisconsin 20-15-1 170 18                    
18. Vermont 20-13-5 134 16                    
19. Michigan Tech 23-14-7 118 NR                    
20. Quinnipiac 23-15-2 64 19                    
                             
Others receiving votes: Omaha 21, Robert Morris 15, Bowling Green 9,
St. Lawrence 9, Canisius 8, Bemidji State 3, Minnesota State 3, Northeastern 2, St. Cloud State 2.
                             
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll                        
Rk. School (1st-place votes) Record Pts. PR                    
1. Denver (13) 29-7-4 480 1                    
2. Harvard (15) 26-5-2 475 2                    
3. Minnesota Duluth (5) 25-6-7 466 3                    
4. Massachusetts-Lowell (1) 26-10-3 403 5                    
5. Minnesota 23-11-3 371 4                    
6. Boston University 23-11-3 307 7                    
7. Union 25-9-3 306 6                    
8. Western Michigan 22-12-5 287 8                    
9. Cornell 21-8-5 232 10                    
10. North Dakota 21-15-3 189 11                    
11. Penn State 24-11-2 168 14                    
12. Notre Dame 21-11-5 151 9                    
13. Providence 22-11-5 82 12                    
14. Ohio State 21-11-6 80 13                    
15. Air Force 26-9-5 55 NR                    
                             
Others receiving votes: Boston College 25, St. Lawrence 2, Wisconsin 1.                  
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