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Gophers climb to No. 5 in USA Today poll

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under Gophers, Men's hockey Updated: October 31, 2011 - 1:09 PM

The Gophers, after sweeping Alaska Anchorage 5-0 and 3-1, have climbed three spots to No. 5 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine national ratings.

North Dakota, the Gophers' opponent this weekend, dropped two spots to No. 15. ... Boston College remained No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week, followed by Colorado College, Michigan and Notre Dame.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Men's College Hockey Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank School                                 Last Week's Ranking                Record
1 Boston College, 507 (30)                  1                                           7-1-0
2 Colorado College, 464 (3)                3                                           4-0-0
3 University of Michigan, 427               4                                           6-1-1
4 University of Notre Dame, 366         5                                           5-2-0
5 University of Minnesota, 353            8                                           7-1-0
6 Western Michigan, 311                   10                                          5-0-3
7 Merrimack College, 309                    9                                           6-0-0
8 University of Denver, 281                  2                                           3-2-1
9 Yale University, 244 (1)                     6                                           1-0-1
10 Ferris State University, 174            7                                            6-2-0
11 Union College, 158                       11                                           3-1-3
12 Boston University, 126                  12                                           3-2-1
13 Lake Superior State, 109             NR                                           7-1-0 
14. Minnesota Duluth, 86                   15                                            4-3-1 
15 University of North Dakota, 54     13                                            3-4-1

 

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