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Updated: Sunday 01/14/2013 14:59:51 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- With a Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) series looming at top-ranked Minnesota, the University of North Dakota has climbed one spot to No. 6 in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls released this afternoon.

North Dakota, 13-6-3 overall and 8-3-3 in the WCHA, improved one spot in both polls after a home split last weekend against Colorado College. Minnesota retained its No. 1 spot in both boths, while Boston College and New Hampshire were ranked second and third, respectively, in both. Quinnipiac and Notre Dame were ranked fourth and fifth in both, holding opposite spots in each poll.

UND will face the Golden Gophers on Friday and Saturday at Mariucci Arena. The puck drops at 7 p.m. Central on Friday and 5 p.m. Central on Saturday.

 

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll                              
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR                          
1. Minnesota (47) 16-3-3 992 1                          
2. Boston College 13-4-2 924 3                          
3. New Hampshire (1) 14-4-2 875 4                          
4. Quinnipiac (2) 17-3-3 847 5                          
5. Notre Dame 15-6-0 829 2                          
6. North Dakota 13-6-3 714 7                          
7. Denver 13-6-4 667 9                          
8. Miami 12-5-5 623 6                          
9. Boston University 12-7-0 617 8                          
10. Western Michigan 13-5-4 598 10                          
11. Dartmouth 9-5-2 477 12                          
12. Yale 9-4-3 432 14                          
13. Nebraska Omaha 13-9-2 359 13                          
14. Minnesota State 14-8-2 348 11                          
15. Niagara 13-3-4 242 17                          
16. Cornell 7-6-2 220 15                          
17. Union 10-7-4 219 16                          
18. Massachusetts-Lowell 11-7-1 175 20                          
19. St. Cloud State 12-10-0 135 18                          
20. Colgate 11-7-2 118 19                          
                                   
Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 19, Providence 15, Robert Morris 15, Ferris State 12, Lake Superior State 12, Holy Cross 5, Northern Michigan 5, Princeton 4, Colorado College 1, Michigan Tech.
                                   
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll                              
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR                          
1. Minnesota (31) 16-3-3 507 1                          
2. Boston College 13-4-2 457 2                          
3. New Hampshire 14-4-2 430 4                          
4. Notre Dame 15-6-0 398 3                          
5. Quinnipiac (3) 17-3-3 397 5                          
6. North Dakota 13-6-3 310 7                          
7. Denver 13-6-4 285 9                          
8. Miami 12-5-5 263 6                          
9. Boston University 12-7-0 258 8                          
10. Western Michigan 13-5-4 225 10                          
11. Darmouth 9-5-2 148 12                          
12. Yale 9-4-3 145 14                          
13. Nebraska Omaha 13-9-2 71 13                          
14. Minnesota State 14-8-2 47 11                          
15. Massachusetts-Lowell 11-7-1 38 NR                          
                                   
Others Receiving Votes: Niagara 32, Union 27, Cornell 25, Colgate 12, St. Cloud State 3, Ferris State 1, Lake Superior State.              
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