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College Hockey Rankings: Denver Pioneers Move To No. 2 In USCHO Poll

The Boston College Eagles hockey team returned to No. 1 in the USCHO Top 20 poll this week. Since dropping a decision to the Denver Pioneers, the Eagles have won three straight games against New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Northeastern.

Also making the jump up this week are the Denver Pioneers. They defeated the Minnesota State Vikings in a two-game series over the weekend. They picked up a 10-2 victory in the second game of the series. Colorado College had the weekend off and moved up to No. 3.

Formerly No. 1, the Michigan Wolverines dropped their first game of the season with a 5-3 loss to Northern Michigan. They barely pulled out the win the next night, taking the victory in a shootout after regulation and overtime resulted in a 3-3 tie.

The Air Force Falcons (3-2-1) received 17 votes this week after going 1-0-1 against the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers.

Here is the USCHO Top 20 Poll:

Rank School (First-Place Votes) Record Previous
1 Boston College (32) 5-1-0 2
2 Denver (11) 3-1-0 3
3 Colorado College (4) 2-0-0 4
4 Michigan 4-1-1 1
5 Notre Dame (1) 3-2-0 6
6 Ferris State (1) 6-0-0 14
7 Western Michigan 3-0-3 11
8 Minnesota 5-1-0 8
9 Merrimack 4-0-0 13
10 Yale (1) 0-0-0 9
11 Union 2-0-3 12
12 North Dakota 2-3-1 5
13 Boston University 2-2-0 7
14 Northern Michigan 4-1-1 17
15 Minnesota-Duluth 2-3-1 15
16 Colgate 3-1-1 16
16 Miami (Ohio) 2-4-0 10
18 Lake Superior 5-1-0 19
19 Cornell 0-0-0 20
20 Quinnipiac 6-2-0 25

Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin 74; Maine 72; Michigan Tech 33; Nebraska-Omaha 30; Dartmouth 29; Alaska-Anchorage 25; Bowling Green 22; Providence 21; Air Force 17; Alaska 16; Clarkson 16; Holy Cross 14; Bemidji State 7; Massachusetts-Lowell 5; St. Cloud State 3; Ohio State 2; Vermont 2.