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UND and St. Cloud State will do battle as NCHC foes for the first time.
Upcoming UND-SCSU series a battle of top-10 teams
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Updated: Thursday 10/28/2013 15:55:38 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – This weekend’s National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) series between North Dakota and St. Cloud State will feature a pair of top-10 teams, according to the latest national polls released today.

UND gained one spot in both polls, going from sixth to fifth in the USCHO.com poll and improving from seventh to sixth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll. St. Cloud State also jumped in both, ranking eighth in the USA Today rankings and ninth in the USCHO poll.

Minnesota remained the nation’s top-ranked team, receiving all of the first-place votes in both polls.

UND and SCSU will do battle on Friday (7:37 pm Central) and Saturday (7:07) at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll                              
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR                        
1. Minnesota (50) 5-0-1 1000 1                        
2. Notre Dame 5-1-0 890 2                        
3. Providence 4-0-1 844 8                        
4. Michigan 4-1-1 810 4                        
5. North Dakota 2-1-1 777 6                        
6. Miami 3-2-1 743 3                        
7. Quinnipiac 6-1-0 671 9                        
8. Boston College 2-2-1 670 5                        
9. St. Cloud State 3-0-1 643 10                        
10. Rensselaer 4-1-0 529 12                        
11. Yale 1-1-0 457 7                        
12. Lake Superior State 4-0-0 383 15                        
13. Wisconsin 2-2-0 380 11                        
14. Cornell 2-0-0 285 19                        
15. Massachusetts-Lowell 3-3-0 262 18                        
16. Minnesota State 2-2-0 195 16                        
17. Clarkson 6-1-1 184 NR                        
18. Boston University 3-3-0 168 13                        
19. Northeastern 5-1-0 154 20                        
20. Minnesota Duluth 3-2-1 108 NR                        
                                 

Others receiving votes: New Hampshire 106, Brown 54, Denver 47,

Alaska Anchorage 36, St. Lawrence 32, Air Force 16, Ferris State 15,

Harvard 13, Alaska 12, Maine 4, Bowling Green 2.

 
                                 
                                 
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll                            
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR                        
1. Minnesota (34) 5-0-1 510 1                        
2. Notre Dame 5-1-0 438 2                        
3. Providence 4-0-1 391 8                        
4. Michigan 4-1-1 388 4                        
5. Miami 3-2-1 355 3                        
6. North Dakota 2-1-1 335 7                        
7. Boston College 2-2-1 312 5                        
8. St. Cloud State 3-0-1 283 10                        
9. Quinnipiac 6-1-0 275 9                        
10. Rensselaer 4-1-0 166 12                        
11. Yale 1-1-0 160 6                        
12. Wisconsin 2-2-0 137 11                        
13. Lake Superior State 4-0-0 81 15                        
14. Massachusetts-Lowell 3-3-0 65 NR                        
15. Cornell 2-0-0 54 NR                        
                                 

Others receiving votes: Northeastern 24, Boston University 23, Clarkson 19,

New Hampshire 18, Minnesota State 12, Brown 8, Denver 7, Alaska 4,

Minnesota Duluth 4, Union 2.

 
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