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Both the USCHO and USA Today polls tabbed North Dakota at No. 11.
UND enters NCHC Frozen Faceoff ranked 11th
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Updated: Thursday 03/17/2014 15:27:27 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota, the number one seed for the inaugural NCHC Frozen Faceoff, was ranked No. 11 nationally in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls released earlier today.

The No. 11 ranking represented a drop of one spot in both polls for UND, which defeated Colorado College in three games in the NCHC Quarterfinals last weekend.

Top-ranked Minnesota maintained its ranking in both polls, while Union overtook Boston College at No. 2 in both. BC, Ferris State and Quinnipiac rounded out the top five in both.

UND will face unranked Miami at 7:38 p.m. Central on Friday night in the second of two NCHC Frozen Faceoff semifinals. The winner advances to the championship game on Saturday night.

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll                  
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR            
1. Minnesota (36) 25-5-6 986 1            
2. Union (14) 26-6-4 945 3            
3. Boston College 26-7-4 899 2            
4. Ferris State 27-9-3 826 6            
5. Quinnipiac 24-8-6 774 6            
6. Wisconsin 22-10-2 750 5            
7. Massachusetts-Lowell 23-10-4 676 8            
8. St. Cloud State 21-10-5 624 4            
9. Providence 21-9-6 611 9            
10. Notre Dame 23-13-2 606 11            
11. North Dakota 22-12-3 498 10            
12. Michigan 18-12-4 419 13            
13. Cornell 17-9-5 408 12            
14. Colgate 19-12-5 338 17            
15. Minnesota State 24-13-1 320 18            
16. Vermont 20-14-3 247 15            
17. Northeastern 19-14-4 177 14            
18. New Hampshire 21-17-1 141 NR            
19. Western Michigan 19-14-5 109 NR            
20. Yale 17-11-5 93 16            
                     
Others receiving votes: Denver 19, Mercyhurst 13, Maine 5, Minnesota Duluth 5,
Ohio State 5, Clarkson 2, Miami 2, Bowling Green 1.
                     
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll                  
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR            
1. Minnesota (27) 25-5-6 503 1            
2. Union (7) 26-6-4 451 3            
3. Boston College 26-7-4 439 2            
4. Ferris State 27-9-3 404 6            
5. Quinnipiac 24-8-6 369 7            
6. Wisconsin 22-10-2 331 5            
7. Massachusetts-Lowell 23-10-4 288 8            
8. Notre Dame 23-13-2 260 11            
9. Providence 21-9-6 246 10            
10. St. Cloud State 21-10-5 221 4            
11. North Dakota 22-12-3 165 9            
12. Michigan 18-12-4 140 13            
13. Cornell 17-9-5 117 12            
14. Colgate 19-12-5 59 NR            
15. Minnesota State 24-13-1 56 NR            
                     
Others receiving votes: Northeastern 12, Vermont 9, Yale 6, New Hampshire 3,
Western Michigan 1.
     

 

 

 

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