The uscho.com top 10:

1. Miami 8-1-3 ... Stay No. 1 despite two shootout losses to Ferris State which count as ties to NCAA

2. North Dakota 7-2-1 ... Lost 3-2 to St. Cloud State on Sat. because Huskies goalie Dan Dunn made 47 saves, loss ended 17-game home unbeaten streak

3. Denver 6-3-1 ... move up a spot being idle last weekend. Play Sioux this weekend

4. Mass-Lowell 7-2-1 ... swept Alabama Huntsville 3-1, 4-0

5. Cornell 4-1-0 ... lost to Yale 4-2, routed Brown 6-0

6. Michigan State 9-2-1 ... unbeaten in last seven games, swept Michigan 3-2, 2-0

7. Colorado College 7-2-1 ... surprise team in WCHA so far

8. Bemidji State 8-1-1 ... suprise team in nation so far, embarrassed Gophers  6-2 Sun.

9. Yale 2-1-2 ... win over Cornell outweighs early lost to RPI

10. Alaska Fairbanks 7-2-1 ... Coach Lucia's former school in top 10

Bottom 10: Wisconsin is No. 13 and UMD, Gophers' foe this weekend, is No. 20. 'Dogs spanked Michigan Tech 8-1 on Saturday. ... Gophers not receiving any votes but probably would have if they had swept BSU. Came into Sunday game 4-1 in last five games. Then took step back.

USA TODAY/USA MAGAZINE POLL

Rank
School
Last Poll's Ranking
2009-10 Record
Weeks in Top-15
1 Miami University, 507 (31)
1
8-1-3
7
2 University of North Dakota, 448 (1)
2
7-2-1
7
3 University of Denver, 429 (1)
3
6-3-1
7
4 University of Massachusetts Lowell, 405 (1)
5
7-2-1
7
5 Cornell University, 342
4
4-1-0
7
6 Michigan State University, 329
14
9-2-1
2
7 Colorado College, 311
13
7-2-1
4
8 Bemidji State University, 271
7
8-1-1
4
9 Yale University, 218
11
2-1-2
7
10 University of Alaska, 176
9
7-2-1
3
11 University of Massachusetts, 141
10
7-2-0
2
12 University of Nebraska Omaha, 107
12
5-2-3
6
13 Quinnipiac University, 102
NR
8-1-0
1
14 University of Notre Dame, 54
8
5-5-2
7
15 University of Michigan, 52
6
4-6-0
7

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin on deck to crack top 15