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North Dakota ranked 7/8 in latest national polls
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Updated: Thursday 01/28/2013 15:04:16 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Despite a slight drop in the national rankings, the University of North Dakota remains a top-eight team in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls released today.

North Dakota, stuck in a 4-game winless skid, is ranked No. 7 in this week's USCHO poll and No. 8 in the USA Today poll after previously being ranked No. 5 in both. UND is coming off of a loss and a tie last weekend to St. Cloud State.

Top-ranked Minnesota remained atop both polls, while No. 2 Quinnipiac was the only other school to receive first-place votes in either set of rankings.

UND (13-8-5, 8-5-5 WCHA) hosts Wisconsin on Friday and Saturday at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Badgers are ranked No. 19 in the USCHO poll.

 

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll                  
                     
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR            
1. Minnesota (28) 18-4-4 975 1            
2. Quinnipiac (22) 18-3-3 967 2            
3. New Hampshire 15-6-2 871 4            
4. Miami 15-6-5 835 6            
5. Boston College 14-7-2 771 3            
6. Western Michigan 16-6-4 723 9            
7. North Dakota 13-8-5 633 5            
8. Yale 12-5-3 605 8            
9. Notre Dame 16-10-0 564 7            
10. Denver 13-8-4 506 10            
11. Boston University 13-9-1 479 11            
12. St. Cloud State 15-10-1 446 16            
13. Massachusetts-Lowell 14-7-2 416 15            
14. Nebraska Omaha 15-9-2 406 13            
15. Minnesota State 16-9-3 393 14            
16. Dartmouth 11-7-2 302 12            
17. Niagara 15-4-5 180 17            
18. Union 13-8-4 151 19            
19. Wisconsin 11-8-5 127 20            
20. Alaska 12-8-4 69 NR            
                     

Others receiving votes: Ferris State 42, Colgate 19, Providence 11,

Cornell 5, Holy Cross 2, Merrimack 1, Northern Michigan 1.

                     
                     
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll                
                     
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR            
1. Minnesota (23) 18-4-4 497 1            
2. Quinnipiac (11) 18-3-3 485 2            
3. Miami 15-6-5 420 6            
4. New Hampshire 15-6-2 417 4            
5. Boston College 14-7-2 369 3            
6. Western Michigan 16-6-4 330 9            
7. Yale 12-5-3 290 7            
8. North Dakota 13-8-5 239 5            
9. Boston University 13-9-1 182 10            
10. Denver 13-8-4 174 11            
11. Notre Dame 16-10-0 169 8            
12. Massachusetts-Lowell 14-7-2 145 12            
13. St. Cloud State 15-10-1 141 15            
14. Nebraska Omaha 15-9-2 77 14            
15. Minnesota State  16-9-3 65 NR            
                     

Others Receiving Votes: Dartmouth 43, Nigara 17, Alaska 10,

Union 6, Wisconsin 3, Ferris State 1.

     
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