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UND lost to eventual NCAA champion Yale in the regional final.
UND ranked seventh in final national polls
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Updated: Friday 04/15/2013 13:54:27 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota finished the 2012-13 college hockey season ranked No. 7 in the final USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls, which were released today.

UND (22-13-7) advanced to the NCAA West Region championship game, where it lost to eventual national champion Yale. It was UND’s 11th consecutive appearance in the NCAA postseason tournament, the longest active streak in the nation.

Yale was the top-ranked team in both polls, with Quinnipiac, Massachusetts-Lowell and St. Cloud State ranking second through fourth, respectively.

UND will begin play as a National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) member next season. Five of the league’s eight teams were ranked in the final USCHO poll, while four were ranked in the final USA Today poll.

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll                    
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR              
1. Yale (47) 22-12-3 993 15              
2. Quinnipiac (3) 30-8-5 951 1              
3. Massachusetts-Lowell 28-11-2 894 3              
4. St. Cloud State 25-16-1 837 9              
5. Miami 25-12-5 757 5              
6. Minnesota 26-9-5 752 2              
7. North Dakota 22-13-7 647 7              
8. Notre Dame 25-13-3 610 4              
9. Boston College 22-12-4 579 6              
10. Union 22-13-5 567 13              
11. New Hampshire 20-12-7 539 10              
12. Wisconsin 22-13-7 430 8              
13. Minnesota State 24-14-3 418 11              
14. Denver 20-14-5 349 12              
15. Niagara 23-10-5 298 14              
16. Western Michigan 19-11-8 270 16              
17. Boston University 21-16-2 180 17              
18. Providence 17-14-7 139 18              
19. Canisius 19-19-5 92 20              
20. Michigan 18-19-3 66 19              
                       

Others receiving votes: Rensselaer 57, Brown 32, Colorado College 20,

Nebraska Omaha 13, Robert Morris 7, Ferris State 2, Ohio State 1.

                       
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll                  
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR              
1. Yale (34) 22-12-3 510 4              
2. Quinnipiac 30-8-5 476 1              
3. Massachusetts-Lowell 28-11-2 436 2              
4. St. Cloud State 25-16-1 404 3              
5. Minnesota 26-9-5 352 5              
6. Miami 25-12-5 336 6              
7. North Dakota 22-13-7 270 7              
8. Boston College 22-12-4 248 9              
9. Notre Dame 25-13-5 236 8              
10. Union 22-13-5 226 10              
11. New Hampshire 20-12-7 218 11              
12. Minnesota State 24-14-3 126 12              
13. Wisconsin 22-13-7 112 13              
14. Denver 20-14-5 74 14              
15. Niagara 23-10-5 42 15              
                       
Others receiving votes: Western Michigan 8, Boston University 4, Rensselaer 2.          
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