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Gophers men's and women's hockey unanimous No. 1s + VIDEO

Posted by: Jason Gonzalez Updated: October 28, 2013 - 1:23 PM

Gophers men’s hockey is the unanimous No. 1 in this week’s USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls.

A 3-3 tie and 6-1 victory over then-No. 5 Boston College last weekend solidified the top spot and all 84 first-place votes in both polls.

Notre Dame, Providence, Michigan and North Dakota round out the Top 5 in the USCHO poll. St. Cloud State, Minnesota State and Minnesota-Duluth are also in the Top 20.

The Gophers will enjoy a bye week before traveling to South Bend, Ind., to face No. 2 Notre Dame. 

Both Gophers men’s and women’s hockey teams are now unanimous No. 1s. The women have been No. 1 since the season started. The men are in their second week at No. 1. They are the first men’s No. 1 to hold college hockey’s top spot more than one week throughout the first month of the season.

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll
October 28, 2013

1

Minnesota

(50)

5- 0-1

1000

1

2

Notre Dame

 

5- 1-0

890

2

3

Providence

 

4- 0-1

844

8

4

Michigan

 

4- 1-1

810

4

5

North Dakota

 

2- 1-1

777

6

6

Miami

 

3- 2-1

743

3

7

Quinnipiac

 

6- 1-0

671

9

8

Boston College

 

2- 2-1

670

5

9

St. Cloud State

 

3- 0-1

643

10

10

Rensselaer

 

4- 1-0

529

12

11

Yale

 

1- 1-0

457

7

12

Lake Superior

 

4- 0-0

383

15

13

Wisconsin

 

2- 2-0

380

11

14

Cornell

 

2- 0-0

285

19

15

Massachusetts-Lowell

 

3- 3-0

262

18

16

Minnesota State

 

2- 2-0

195

16

17

Clarkson

 

6- 1-1

184

NR

18

Boston University

 

3- 3-0

168

13

19

Northeastern

 

5- 1-0

154

20

20

Minnesota-Duluth

 

3- 2-1

108

NR

Others receiving votes: New Hampshire 106, Brown 54, Denver 47, Alaska-Anchorage 36, St. Lawrence 32, Air Force 16, Ferris State 15, Harvard 13, Alaska 12, Maine 4, Bowling Green 2.

Complete USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

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