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UND climbed one spot in the polls after celebrating Saturday's win over DU.
North Dakota ranked No. 8 in men's hockey polls
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Updated: Saturday 12/10/2012 12:21:43 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- North Dakota is ranked No. 8 in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls heading into the final series of the first half of the season.

UND jumped one spot in both polls after taking three of four Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) points from league-leading Denver last week in Grand Forks. UND defeated then-No. 6 Denver 6-3 on Saturday after a 2-2 tie on Friday.

After a one-week absence, Boston College regained its spot atop both polls, with New Hampshire, Notre Dame, Minnesota and Miami rounding out the top five in both.

UND will close out the first half of the season this week at unranked Michigan Tech. UND enters the week three points out of first place in the WCHA.

 

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll                    
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR              
1. Boston College (35) 11-2-1 981 2              
2. New Hampshire (9) 11-2-2 921 1              
3. Notre Dame (3) 13-4-0 902 5              
4. Minnesota (3) 11-3-3 815 4              
5. Miami 10-3-3 775 3              
6. Boston University 10-5-0 727 7              
7. Western Michigan 10-3-1 723 7              
8. North Dakota 8-5-3 630 9              
9. Quinnipiac 12-3-2 541 13              
10. Dartmouth 7-2-2 529 10              
11. Denver 9-5-2 519 6              
12. Cornell 6-3-2 438 11              
13. Nebraska Omaha 10-5-1 389 14              
14. Union 8-3-4 385 12              
15. Yale 6-3-2 246 15              
16. Niagara 10-2-3 239 18              
17. St. Cloud State 9-7-0 234 17              
18. Harvard 4-3-1 126 20              
19. Ferris State 7-6-3 116 16              
20. Minnesota State 9-5-2 96 NR              
                       
Others receiving votes: Colorado College 63, Colgate 35, Providence 32, Holy Cross 19, Ohio State 14, Robert Morris 5.  
                       
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll                  
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR              
1. Boston College (22) 11-2-1 496 2              
2. New Hampshire (9) 11-2-2 472 1              
3. Notre Dame (1) 13-4-0 420 4              
4. Minnesota (3) 11-3-3 405 5              
5. Miami 10-3-3 362 3              
6. Boston University 10-5-0 325 7              
7. Western Michigan 10-3-1 312 8              
8. North Dakota 8-5-3 259 9              
9. Quinnipiac 12-3-2 224 11              
10. Denver 9-5-2 216 6              
11. Dartmouth 7-2-2 212 10              
12. Cornell 6-3-2 134 13              
13. Union 8-3-4 100 12              
14. Nebraska Omaha 10-5-1 67 14              
15. Yale 6-3-2 31 15              
                       

Others Receiving Votes: Niagara 14, St. Cloud State 12, Harvard 9,

Providence 5, Colorado College 2, Minnesota State 2, Ferris State 1.

 

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