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Split at Notre Dame lands UND 7th, 8th in polls
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Updated: Wednesday 11/26/2012 13:21:01 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Following a split at sixth-ranked Notre Dame, the University of North Dakota is ranked seventh and eighth, respectively, in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls released today.

UND (6-4-2, 3-1-2 WCHA) held its ground in the USCHO poll while dropping one spot in the USA Today rankings.

Top-ranked Boston College stayed atop both bolls, while No. 2 New Hampshire received the only other available first-place vote in both.

Minnesota, Miami and Denver rounded out the top five in both polls.

UND's opponent this week, Colorado College, was ranked No. 18 in the USCHO poll. UND and the Tigers are tied for fifth place in the WCHA standings, one point out of fourth and two points out of second.

 

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll                              
                                   
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR                          
1. Boston College (49) 10-1-0 999 1                          
2. New Hampshire (1) 9-1-2 936 3                          
3. Minnesota 9-2-2 880 4                          
4. Miami 7-2-3 794 5                          
5. Denver 9-3-0 786 2                          
6. Notre Dame 9-4-0 737 6                          
7. North Dakota 6-4-2 696 7                          
8. Union 8-2-1 687 8                          
9. Boston University 7-4-0 565 10                          
10. Western Michigan 6-3-1 532 9                          
11. Dartmouth 5-2-2 448 11                          
12. Cornell 4-3-2 371 13                          
13. Nebraska Omaha 8-3-1 366 15                          
14. St. Cloud State 7-5-0 347 12                          
15. Yale 5-2-1 291 NR                          
16. Quinnipiac 8-3-2 226 18                          
17. Ferris State 6-4-2 205 16                          
18. Colorado College 7-6-1 194 14                          
19. Harvard 4-3-0 193 17                          
20. Niagara 8-2-3 134 20                          
                                   

Others receiving votes: Providence 23, Michigan 22, Alaska 19, St. Lawrence 18, Holy Cross 15, Northern Michigan 4,

Ohio State 4, Massachusetts 3, Minnesota State 2, Northeastern 2, Massachusetts-Lowell 1.

                                   
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll                              
                                   
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR                          
1. Boston College (33) 10-1-0 509 1                          
2. New Hampshire (1) 9-1-2 473 3                          
3. Minnesota 9-2-2 427 4                          
4. Miami 7-2-3 379 5                          
5. Denver 9-3-0 361 2                          
6. Notre Dame 9-4-0 325 6                          
7. Union 8-2-1 314 8                          
8. North Dakota 6-4-2 267 7                          
9. Boston University 7-4-0 223 10                          
10. Western Michigan 6-3-1 193 9                          
11. Dartmouth 5-2-2 157 11                          
12. Cornell 4-3-2 115 13                          
13. Yale 5-2-1 87 NR                          
14. Nebraska Omaha 8-3-1 79 14                          
15. St. Cloud State 7-5-0 54 12                          
                                   

Others Receiving Votes: Quinnipiac 40, Harvard 33, Colorado College 13, Ferris State 12, Niagara 12, St. Lawrence 4,

Providence 2, Michigan 1.

         
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