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No. 7 UND will host No. 20 Holy Cross to open the second half of the season.
First national polls of 2013 peg UND seventh
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Updated: Sunday 01/01/2013 16:43:49 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- North Dakota is ranked No. 7 in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine men's hockey polls, the first of the 2013 calendar year. The USCHO poll was released yesterday and the USA Today rankings were released today.

UND, 10-5-3 overall and 7-2-3 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) play, held its ground in the USCHO poll and improved one spot in the USA Today poll. Conference rival Minnesota, which will host UND in two weeks, overtook the top spot in both polls after an 8-1 win over previously-top-ranked Boston College.

UND will open the second half of the season on Friday and Saturday when it hosts non-conference opponent Holy Cross. The Crusaders were ranked No. 20 in the USCHO poll.

 

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll                            
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR                      
1. Minnesota (35) 13-3-3 977 4                      
2. Boston College (5) 12-3-1 922 1                      
3. Notre Dame (9) 14-4-0 913 3                      
4. New Hampshire 11-3-2 843 2                      
5. Quinninpiac 14-3-2 769 9                      
6. Miami 12-4-4 730 5                      
7. North Dakota 10-5-3 720 7                      
8. Dartmouth (1) 8-2-2 661 10                      
9. Boston University 10-6-0 612 6                      
10. Western Michigan 11-5-2 513 8                      
11. Denver 10-6-3 478 14                      
12. Cornell 7-4-2 425 11                      
13. Union 9-4-4 375 13                      
14. Minnesota State 12-6-2 336 18                      
15. St. Cloud State 12-8-0 291 16                      
16. Nebraska Omaha 11-8-1 276 12                      
17. Yale 7-4-2 213 15                      
18. Niagara 10-3-4 124 17                      
19. Robert Morris 9-4-2 120 NR                      
20. Holy Cross 10-4-2 65 NR                      
                               
Others receiving votes: Colgate 50, Ferris State 47, Providence 12,
Harvard 10, Michigan Tech 5, Massachusetts 4, Massachusetts-Lowell 4,
Northern Michigan 4, Colorado College 1.
                               
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll                          
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR                      
1. Minnesota (25) 13-3-3 501 4                      
2. Notre Dame (9) 14-4-0 458 3                      
3. Boston College 12-3-1 454 1                      
4. New Hampshire 12-3-2 399 2                      
5. Quinnipiac 14-3-2 359 9                      
6. Miami 12-4-4 337 5                      
7. North Dakota 10-5-3 303 8                      
8. Dartmouth 8-3-2 290 10                      
9. Boston University 10-6-0 250 6                      
10. Western Michigan 11-5-2 177 7                      
11. Denver 10-6-3 161 15                      
12. Cornell 7-4-2 145 11                      
13. Union 9-4-4 87 12                      
14. Minnesota State 12-6-2 59 NR                      
15. Nebraska Omaha 11-8-1 40 13                      
                               
Others Receiving Votes: St. Cloud State 33, Yale 12, Robert Morris 9,
Niagara 6.
                 
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