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After weekend sweep, hockey Gophers ranked No. 1 in country

With a weekend sweep of the Fighting Sioux, the Gophers hockey team (6-0, 9-1) is now No. 1 in the USA Today and the U.S. College Hockey Online polls.
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With a weekend sweep of the Fighting Sioux, the Gophers hockey team (6-0, 9-1) is now No. 1 in the USA Today and the U.S. College Hockey Online polls.

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