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Gophers hockey falls from No. 1 in poll

Posted by: Jason Gonzalez Updated: February 10, 2014 - 11:33 AM

The Gophers’ run atop the polls has ended. Boston College is the new No. 1.

Wisconsin’s rare sweep of the Gophers ended their seven-week stay at No. 1. The Badgers defeated the Gophers by a score of 2-1 both nights at the Kohl Center, handing them just their third and fourth losses of the season.

The bad weekend dropped the Gophers to No. 2 and earned Boston College 47 of the first-place votes. The Gophers received 3 first-place votes.

The Gophers hadn’t been swept since February 2012 and hadn’t been swept in Madison, Wis., since the 1999-2000 season.

Wisconsin climbed into the Top 10 and into second place in the Big Ten standings with the pair of wins. 

Michigan held its spot at No. 10 and comes to Mariucci Arena, this weekend. 

St. Cloud State remained at No. 6 and Minnesota Duluth climbed a spot to No. 16. 
 

USCHO Division I men's hockey poll

February 10

 

Team

(First Place Votes)

Record

Points

Last Poll

1

Boston College

(47)

21- 4-3

997

2

2

Minnesota

( 3)

19- 4-5

917

1

3

Union

 

19- 6-3

889

4

4

Ferris State

 

20- 6-3

817

5

4

Quinnipiac

 

20- 5-5

817

3

6

St. Cloud State

 

15- 6-5

746

6

7

Massachusetts-Lowell

 

19- 7-3

715

7

8

Wisconsin

 

16- 8-2

646

12

9

Providence

 

15- 7-5

618

8

10

Michigan

 

14- 7-3

509

10

11

Cornell

 

12- 5-5

493

9

12

Northeastern

 

16- 9-3

474

11

13

Yale

 

12- 7-4

344

13

14

Clarkson

 

17-11-2

267

14

15

Vermont

 

15- 9-3

262

19

16

Minnesota-Duluth

 

13- 9-4

254

17

17

North Dakota

 

14- 9-3

209

16

18

Denver

 

13- 9-6

201

15

19

Colgate

 

14-11-3

105

NR

20

Notre Dame

 

16-12-1

92

18

Others receiving votes: Maine 64, Western Michigan 25, Minnesota State 15, Ohio State 14, Air Force 8, Nebraska-Omaha 1, New Hampshire 1.

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