North Dakota was previously ranked No. 4 in the USCHO.com poll. Minnesota overtook defending NCAA champion Boston College atop the rankings, while UND received one first-place vote to climb two spots. BC received a pair of first-place votes but slid to No. 3, while Miami and Michigan rounded out the top five.
UND earned a 6-4 exhibition win over the United States Under-18 Team last Friday night, its second of two exhibition games. UND will open the regular season on Friday at the Brice Alaska Goal Rush in Fairbanks, where it will face WCHA rival Alaska Anchorage in a non-conference game. UND will play the host Alaska Nanooks on Saturday.
USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll
|Rk.||School (1st place)||Record||Pts.||PR|
|2||North Dakota (1)||0-0-0||894||4|
|3||Boston College (2)||0-1-0||878||1|
|Others receiving votes: Air Force 47, Wisconsin 47, Maine|
|40, Rensselaer 40, Ohio State 39, Nebraska Omaha 37,|
|Merrimack 33, Michigan State 17, RIT 12, St. Cloud State 9,|
|Lake Superior 7, St. Lawrence 6, Providence 4, Minnesota|
|State 3, Yale 3.|