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UND is ranked No. 5 heading into the final week of the regular season.
Another gain for North Dakota in latest polls
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Updated: Thursday 03/04/2013 18:03:44 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota will head into the final weekend of the regular season ranked No. 5 in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine men's hockey polls released on Monday.

North Dakota climbed one spot in both polls after taking three of four Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) points from Bemidji State last weekend in Grand Forks. UND, which defeated BSU 4-2 on Friday and skated to a 2-2 overtime tie on Saturday, has lost just once in the last nine games (5-1-3).

Quinnipiac held on to the top spot in both polls, while Minnesota and Miami remained ranked second and third, respectively. New Hampshire jumped from fifth to fourth in both polls.

UND (18-9-7, 13-6-7 WCHA) closes out the regular season on Friday and Saturday at Minnesota State. UND enters the series tied with Minnesota for second place in the WCHA, two points behind league-leading St. Cloud State and two points up on fourth-place MSU and Wisconsin.

 

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll                
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR          
1. Quinnipiac (36) 24-5-5 967 1          
2. Minnesota (12) 22-7-5 949 2          
3. Miami 22-9-5 898 3          
4. New Hampshire 18-8-6 803 5          
5. North Dakota 18-9-7 750 6          
6. Boston College 19-10-3 730 4          
7. Massachusetts-Lowell (2) 21-9-2 660 12          
8. St. Cloud State 20-13-1 612 7          
9. Western Michigan 19-9-8 589 8          
10. Minnesota State 21-10-3 571 9          
11. Notre Dame 21-12-3 527 11          
12. Denver 17-11-5 508 10          
13. Yale 16-10-3 345 15          
14. Wisconsin 16-11-7 307 16          
15. Niagara 21-8-5 221 14          
16. Nebraska Omaha 18-14-2 210 13          
17. Rensselaer 17-12-5 207 NR          
18. Providence 14-11-7 167 20          
19. Boston University 16-15-2 118 19          
20. Union 17-12-5 105 NR          
                   

Others receiving votes: Dartmouth 58, Merrimack 39, Alaska 25,

Air Force 8, Ohio State 3, St. Lawrence 2, Robert Morris 1.

                   
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll              
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR          
1. Quinnipiac (25) 24-5-5 497 1          
2. Minnesota (8) 22-7-5 472 2          
3. Miami 22-9-5 445 3          
4. New Hampshire 18-8-6 383 5          
5. North Dakota 18-9-7 344 6          
6. Boston College 19-10-3 339 4          
7. Massachusetts-Lowell (1) 21-9-2 318 10          
8. St. Cloud State 20-13-1 240 9          
9. Western Michigan 19-9-8 227 8          
10. Minnesota State 21-10-3 208 7          
11. Denver 17-11-5 189 11          
12. Notre Dame 21-12-3 184 12          
13. Yale 16-10-3 86 14          
14. Wisconsin 16-11-7 42 NR          
15. Rensselaer 17-12-15 27 NR          
                   

Others receiving votes: Niagara 25, Providence 18, Union 17, Nebraska Omaha 15,

Dartmouth 3, Boston University 1.

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