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A 7-game winning streak has UND back in the USCHO poll.
Nation’s hottest team climbs back into USCHO poll
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Updated: Saturday 01/13/2014 14:50:07 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – After a six-week absence from the national polls, the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team was ranked No. 20 in the latest USCHO.com Division I men’s hockey poll released earlier today. UND received votes, but was not ranked, in today’s USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

Prior to this week, the last time UND had appeared in either poll was Nov. 18 when it was 14th in the USA Today poll and 15th in the USCHO rankings.

UND is riding a nation’s-best 7-game winning streak after a National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) sweep of Colorado College last weekend in Grand Forks. UND won 5-3 on Friday and 3-2 on Saturday to claim a third consecutive series sweep.

Minnesota remained the top-ranked team in both polls, garnering 48 of 50 first-place votes in the USCHO poll and 33 of 34 in the USA Today rankings.

UND faces Bemidji State in a home-and-home series on Friday (Bemidji) and Saturday (Grand Forks), the final non-conference games of the regular season.

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll                        
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR                  
1. Minnesota (48) 14-2-3 997 1                  
2. Ferris State (1) 17-3-3 935 1                  
3. St. Cloud State (1) 12-3-3 865 2                  
4. Boston College 14-4-3 853 5                  
5. Quinnipiac 17-3-5 819 7                  
6. Union 13-4-3 760 4                  
7. Providence 13-5-4 642 6                  
8. Yale 8-3-4 613 10                  
9. Wisconsin 13-6-1 559 14                  
10. Massachusetts-Lowell 14-6-1 546 9                  
11. Northeastern 13-6-3 496 16                  
12. Cornell 8-4-3 436 12                  
13. Michigan 10-6-2 428 8                  
14. Clarkson 13-7-2 352 11                  
15. Notre Dame 12-8-1 345 15                  
16. Denver 11-7-4 208 17                  
17. New Hampshire 13-10-1 148 20                  
18. Vermont 11-7-3 143 18                  
19. Maine 11-7-2 89 NR                  
20. North Dakota 11-7-2 81 NR                  
                           
Others receiving votes: Miami 75, Ohio State 40, Western Michigan 30,
Colgate 18, Bowling Green 6, Lake Superior State 6, Mercyhurst 5, Bentley 3,
Air Force 2.
                           
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll                      
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR                  
1. Minnesota (33) 14-2-3 509 1                  
2. Ferris State (1) 17-3-3 464 3                  
3. Boston College 14-4-3 423 4                  
4. St. Cloud State 12-3-3 420 2                  
5. Quinnipiac 17-3-5 377 7                  
6. Union 13-4-3 342 5                  
7. Providence 13-5-4 259 6                  
8. Yale 8-3-4 240 10                  
9. Wisconsin 13-6-1 208 14                  
10. Massachusetts-Lowell 14-6-1 197 8                  
11. Northeastern 13-6-3 156 NR                  
12. Cornell 8-4-3 135 12                  
13. Michigan 10-6-2 132 9                  
14. Clarkson 13-7-2 86 11                  
15. Notre Dame 12-8-1 84 15                  
                           
Others receiving votes: Denver 19, New Hampshire 13, Miami 5, Bowling Green 3,
North Dakota 3, Vermont 3, Colgate 1, Minnesota Duluth 1.
   
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