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College Hockey Rankings: BC Eagles, DU Pioneers Move To Nos. 1, 3 In USA Hockey Poll

The USA Hockey Top 15 Poll has followed the USCHO poll and moved the Boston College Eagles up to No. 1. They are the overwhelming No. 1 team in the nation, picking up 27 first-place votes. They went an impressive 2-0 in the 2011 Ice Breaker Tournament.

The Miami University Redhawks dropped from the top spot to No. 4 following a 1-1 opening weekend. Notre Dame remained at No. 2 while the Denver Pioneers, who have yet to start their regular season, moved up to No. 3.

Michigan leaped from No. 9 to No.5 this week, causing several teams to fall in the rankings. The 1-0 Boston University and the 0-0 Colorado College Tigers dropped to Nos. 7 and 8.

Here is the latest USA Hockey Top 15 Poll:

Team Prev.
1 Boston College (27) 5
2 Notre Dame (3) 2
3 Denver (2) 4
4 Miami 1
5 Michigan 9
6 North Dakota 3
7 Boston University (1) 6
8 Colorado College 7
9 Minnesota-Duluth 10
10 Yale (1) 8
11 Union College 11
12 Western Michigan 13
13 Merrimack College NR
14 Minnesota NR
15 Nebraska-Omaha 14

Others receiving votes: University of New Hampshire, 43; University of Maine, 21; University of Wisconsin, 15; Colgate University, 10; Cornell University, 7; Ferris State University, 6; Northern Michigan University, 6; University of Alaska, 5; Dartmouth College, 5; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 3; St. Cloud University, 2; Bemidji State University, 1; Rochester Institute of Technology, 1