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Ice Hockey-University of Minnesota Remains No. 1 on USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Womens College Hockey Poll

University of Minnesota Remains No. 1 on
USA Today
/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Minnesota retained the No. 1 ranking on this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’s College Hockey Poll, following a pair of wins against Bemidji State University this past weekend. For the second straight week, the Golden Gophers grabbed the top spot, accumulating 183 points and 12-of-19 first-place votes.




This Week's Top-10 Match-ups

Friday, January 23
No. 3 Minnesota Duluth
at
No. 1 Minnesota

Saturday, January 24
No. 3 Minnesota Duluth
at
No. 1 Minnesota

The University of Wisconsin remained at No. 2 with 177 points and the remaining seven first-place votes after wins against the University of North Dakota, while the University of Minnesota Duluth (151) stayed in the No. 3 position. Meanwhile, St. Lawrence University (125) and Boston College (107) each climbed one spot to round out the top five.


This week's action features one top-10 series, when No. 3 University of Minnesota Duluth visits No. 1 University of Minnesota in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association showdown.


NOTES: A total of 12 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 12th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the six NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the American Hockey Coaches Association and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.




USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
Women's College Hockey Poll - #16
(first-place votes in parentheses)


Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2008-09 Record
Weeks in Top 10
1 University of Minnesota, 183 (12)
1
21-2-1
16
2 University of Wisconsin, 177 (7)
2
20-1-3
16
3 University of Minnesota Duluth, 151
3
15-6-3
16
4 St. Lawrence University, 125
5
14-5-3
16
5 Boston College, 107
6
14-5-3
15
6 Mercyhurst College, 99
4
15-5-0
11
7 University of New Hampshire, 73
8
10-5-5
16
8 Dartmouth College, 52
7
12-6-2
16
9 University of Connecticut, 45
9
15-7-2
3
10 Wayne State University, 21
NR
15-3-2
5

Others receiving votes: Princeton University, 8; Clarkson University, 4.

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