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Seventh-ranked UND has won five straight games.
Surging North Dakota ranked 7th in national polls
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Updated: Thursday 01/07/2013 14:49:28 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota, which has won five straight games and is unbeaten in its last seven (6-0-1), is ranked seventh in the latest USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls released this afternoon.

North Dakota earned a non-conference sweep over then-No. 20 Holy Cross last weekend, winning 5-2 in Friday and 3-2 on Saturday. It was UND's second straight sweep and first at home this season.

Minnesota, which UND will visit Jan. 18-19, remained the top-ranked team in both polls.

UND will resume WCHA play this weekend when it hosts unranked Colorado College on Friday and Saturday. UND has not lost since suffering a 5-3 setback in Colorado Springs on Nov. 30. That game was also the last win for the Tigers, who are winless in their last seven games.

 

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll                          
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR                    
1. Minnesota (38) 13-3-3 979 1                    
2. Notre Dame (8) 14-4-0 915 3                    
3. Boston College (1) 12-3-2 914 2                    
4. New Hampshire (1) 13-3-2 854 4                    
5. Quinnipiac (2) 16-3-2 812 5                    
6. Miami 12-4-4 731 6                    
7. North Dakota 12-5-3 707 7                    
8. Boston University 11-6-0 636 9                    
9. Denver 12-6-3 607 11                    
10. Western Michigan 12-5-3 568 10                    
11. Minnesota State 14-6-2 440 14                    
12. Dartmouth 8-5-2 420 8                    
13. Nebraska Omaha 13-8-1 397 16                    
14. Yale 7-4-3 290 17                    
15. Cornell 7-6-2 264 12                    
16. Union 9-6-4 231 13                    
17. Niagara 11-3-4 210 18                    
18. St. Cloud State 12-10-0 166 15                    
19. Colgate 11-7-2 125 NR                    
20. Massachusetts-Lowell 9-7-1 64 NR                    
                             
Others receiving votes: Robert Morris 61, Ferris State 50, Lake Superior State 26,
Holy Cross 20, Michigan Tech 4, Providence 4, Northern Michigan 3, Mercyhurst 2.
                             
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll                        
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR                    
1. Minnesota (21) 13-3-3 501 1                    
2. Boston College (5) 12-3-2 462 3                    
3. Notre Dame (2) 14-4-0 436 2                    
4. New Hampshire (3) 13-3-2 417 4                    
5. Quinnipiac (3) 16-3-2 398 5                    
6. Miami 12-4-4 327 6                    
7. North Dakota 12-5-3 306 7                    
8. Boston University 11-6-0 276 9                    
9. Denver 12-6-3 234 11                    
10. Western Michigan 12-5-3 218 10                    
11. Minnesota State 14-6-2 132 14                    
12. Dartmouth 8-5-2 120 8                    
13. Nebraska Omaha 13-8-1 115 15                    
14. Yale 7-4-3 60 NR                    
15. Cornell 7-6-2 36 12                    
                             
Others Receiving Votes: Niagara 29, Union 24, Colgate 3, Ferris State 3,
Massachusetts-Lowell 3, St. Cloud State 3, Lake Superior State 1, Robert Morris 1.
 

 

 

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