Wisconsin took over at the No. 1 spot in the United States College Hockey Online women’s poll released Monday, receiving eight first-place votes. No. 2 Boston College received the other seven first-place votes; both programs are 10-0.
The defending national champion Gophers (9-1) fell from No. 1 to No. 3 after losing for the first time this season, 4-3 at North Dakota on Friday night. UND moved up two spots to No. 5.
• North Dakota (6-0-2) remained the top-ranked team in the USCHO.com men’s poll, receiving 27 of 40 first-place votes. Minnesota Duluth stayed at No. 6, and St. Cloud State moved up four spots to No. 10. Michigan, at No. 13, is the only Big Ten program ranked.
• Cindy Book, who is eighth in NCAA Division III volleyball coaching victories with 716, will retire as St. Olaf coach. She was on sabbatical this fall after coaching the previous 11 seasons. She also coached St. Olaf from 1991 to 2001, recording 473 victories with the Oles overall, and served as athletic director from 1998 to 2008.
• The Gophers (19-3) stayed at No. 4 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. Penn State took over at No. 1 with Southern California falling to No. 2 after a 3-0 loss to Washington on Friday.
• For the first time since the end of the 2007 season, Minnesota Duluth is not ranked in the American Football Coaches Association Division II poll. The Bulldogs (6-3) lost 23-15 at Northern State on Saturday.