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North Dakota is ranked fifth after climbing one spot for the second week in a row.
UND keeps climbing, now fifth in national polls
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Updated: Thursday 01/21/2013 15:06:02 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- For the second consecutive week, the University of North Dakota men's hockey team has improved one spot in the national polls and is now ranked No. 5 in the latest USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls released today.

North Dakota (13-7-4, 8-4-4 WCHA) jumped in the polls after a tie and a loss last weekend at top-ranked Minnesota. UND battled the Golden Gophers to a 4-4 overtime tie on Saturday after suffering a 5-1 defeat on Friday.

Minnesota retained its top spot in both polls, while No. 2 Quinnipiac, No. 3 Boston College and No. 4 New Hampshire rounded out the top five in both.

UND returns home to host St. Cloud State on Friday and Saturday at Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Huskies are ranked No. 15 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll and No. 16 in the USCHO.com poll. The puck drops at 7:37 p.m. Central on Friday and 7:07 p.m. Central on Saturday.

 

USCHO.com Poll                    
Rk. Team (1st votes)
Record
Pts
Prev.              
1. Minnesota (48) 17-3-4 998 1              
2. Quinnipiac (2) 17-3-3 920 4              
3. Boston College 14-5-2 913 2              
4. New Hampshire 14-5-2 857 3              
5. North Dakota 13-7-4 746 6              
6. Miami 13-6-5 700 8              
7. Notre Dame 15-9-0 640 5              
8. Yale 11-4-3 619 12              
9. Western Michigan 14-6-4 577 10              
10. Denver 13-8-4 545 7              
11. Boston University 12-9-0 479 9              
12. Dartmouth 10-6-2 456 11              
13. Nebraska Omaha 13-9-2 358 13              
14. Minnesota State 15-8-3 356 14              
15. Massachusetts-Lowell 13-7-1 346 18              
16. St. Cloud State 14-10-0 336 19              
17. Niagara 14-4-4 183 15              
18. Cornell 8-7-2 154 16              
19. Union 11-8-4 120 17              
20. Wisconsin 9-8-5 66 NR              
                       

Others Receiving Votes: Ferris State 39, Alaska 27, Providence 24,

Northern Michigan 22, Holy Cross 10, Colgate 6, Robert Morris 3.

                       
                       
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll                  
Rk. Team (1st votes)   Record
Pts
Prev.              
1. Minnesota (37) 17-3-4 507 1              
2. Quinnipiac (3) 17-3-3 457 5              
3. Boston College 14-5-2 453 2              
4. New Hampshire 14-5-2 403 3              
5. North Dakota 13-7-4 329 6              
6. Miami 13-6-5 326 8              
7. Yale 11-4-3 293 12              
8. Notre Dame 15-9-0 242 4              
9. Western Michigan 14-6-4 232 10              
10. Boston University 12-9-0 160 9              
11. Denver 13-8-4 157 7              
12. Massachusetts-Lowell 13-7-1 151 15              
13. Dartmouth 10-6-2 138 11              
14. Nebraska Omaha 13-9-2 68 13              
15. St. Cloud State 14-10-0 64 NR              
                       

Others Receiving Votes: Minnesota State 57, Niagara 17, Cornell 14,

Union 7, Ferris State 3, Alaska 1, Northern Michigan 1.

 
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