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Courtesy: Eric Classen, UNDsports.com
Derek Forbort and teammates climbed one spot to No. 4 in both polls.
UND ranked fourth in polls entering playoffs
Courtesy: Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Release: 03/11/2013
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- With the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) playoffs set to begin this week, North Dakota will enter the league tournament ranked No. 4 in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls released today.

UND (19-10-7), the three-time defending Broadmoor Trophy champions, climbed one spot for the third straight week after a road split at Minnesota State to close out the regular season. UND defeated the Mavericks 4-3 on Friday before dropping a 2-1 overtime decision on Saturday.

Quinnipiac, Minnesota and Miami held on to the top three spots in each poll.

UND will host unranked Michigan Tech March 15-17 in the first round of the WCHA Playoffs. Friday's game will begin at 7:37 p.m. Central, with the puck scheduled to drop at 7:07 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (if necessary).

 

USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR
1. Quinnipiac (39) 24-5-5 977 1
2. Minnesota (11) 24-7-5 956 2
3. Miami 22-9-5 903 3
4. North Dakota 19-10-7 784 5
5. Boston College 20-10-4 758 6
6. Massachusetts-Lowell 22-10-2 746 7
7. New Hampshire 18-9-7 663 4
8. St. Cloud State 21-14-1 620 8
9. Western Michigan 19-9-8 596 9
10. Minnesota State 22-11-3 582 10
11. Denver 19-11-5 553 12
12. Notre Dame 21-12-3 489 11
13. Yale 16-10-3 386 13
14. Wisconsin 17-12-7 307 14
15. Niagara 21-8-5 287 15
16. Rensselaer 17-12-5 267 17
17. Providence 15-12-7 178 18
18. Boston University 18-15-2 154 19
19. Union 17-12-5 122 20
20. Nebraska Omaha 18-16-2 67 16

Others receiving votes: Dartmouth 54, St. Lawrence 18, Merrimack 12,

Air Force 6, Robert Morris 6, Alaska 5, Michigan 3, Ferris State.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll
Rk. School (1st place) Record Pts. PR
1. Quinnipiac (31) 24-5-5 504 1
2. Minnesota (3) 24-7-5 478 2
3. Miami 22-9-5 447 3
4. North Dakota 19-10-7 366 5
5. Boston College 20-10-4 358 6
6. Massachusetts-Lowell 22-10-2 345 7
7. New Hampshire 18-9-7 270 4
8. St. Cloud State 21-14-1 240 8
9. Western Michigan 19-9-8 233 9
10. Denver 19-11-5 202 11
11. Minnesota State 22-11-3 198 10
12. Notre Dame 21-12-3 166 12
13. Yale 16-10-3 118 13
14. Niagara 21-8-5 53 NR
15. Wisconsin 17-12-7 46 14

Others receiving votes: Rensselaer 24, Providence 18, Union 10,

Boston University 2, Nebraska Omaha 2.

 

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