Skip to main content

Mavs ranked No. 1 for the first time ever; UMD up, Gophers down

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

There's a new No. 1 team in the U.S. College Hockey Online rankings, and they've never been there before.

Minnesota State-Mankato is ranked atop the latest rankings, which were unveiled on Monday. The Mavericks swept Lake Superior State over the weekend to improve to 16-4-1 on the season; including a dominant 11-1-1 stretch over their past 13 games, according to Puckato.

The Mavs are also No. 1 in the Pairwise rankings.

MSU's athletics department notes that the hockey team is the third team from the school to be ranked No. 1 this year. The women's soccer and football teams were also No. 1.

Also moving up in the USCHO poll was Minnesota Duluth. The Bulldogs jumped two spots to No. 5 after splitting a road series against last week's No. 1 team, North Dakota. They won on Friday in Grand Forks before losing on Saturday.

UMD is also third in the Pairwise.

The biggest fall of the week belongs to the University of Minnesota. Don Lucia's Gophers fell seven spots, from ninth to 16th, after getting swept by the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

St. Cloud State and Bemidji State are not ranked. The Huskies, however, swept Miami over the weekend. Miami was ranked fifth in the country.

Next Up

Concert

No Jingle Ball this year? Twin Cities left off iHeartRadio holiday tour

The annual touring event usually visits the Xcel Energy Center.

Target store

Target gives first look at some of its Deal Days discounts

The Minneapolis retailer is holding its Deal Days event earlier than ever, in an attempt to drive sales after a turbulent year.

Screen Shot 2022-10-03 at 11.03.12 AM

Man dies after crashing truck into western Wisconsin lake

The victim was unable to make it to shore despite being able to get out of his truck.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Sheriff: Man who didn't return to campsite died in ATV crash

It happened at the Foothills State Forest and Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area

Richard Liu, aka Liu Qiangdong

Chinese billionaire settles lawsuit over alleged rape in Minneapolis

The tech billionaire was accused of sexually assaulting a University of Minnesota student in 2018.

US Navy Flickr - COVID hospital PPE nurse

Frontline worker payments: Over a million Minnesotans to get $487.45

Gov. Tim Walz says the payments will start going out on Wednesday.

19050650853_a4a6377429_k

Ed Sheeran to bring North America stadium tour to Minneapolis

It's the second show announced for the Vikings stadium in 2023.

Kim Crockett

GOP candidate Kim Crockett won't commit to accepting election result

Crockett has been a proponent of conspiracy theories regarding the 2020 presidential election.

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 9.41.39 AM

Charges: Man carjacked father, daughter as they loaded groceries outside Cub

The father grappled with the suspect after he had pointed a gun at his daughter.

Screen Shot 2022-10-02 at 8.25.27 PM

Pilot, brother and sister killed when plane crashed into house are ID'd

The plane crashed into a house in Hermantown, Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2022-10-02 at 7.18.52 PM

Rolled semi, livestock on freeway interchange in Woodbury

Traffic cameras showed what appeared to be hogs on the side of the road.

Eric Reinbold

Reinbold guilty of murdering wife with 'particular cruelty'

Eric Reinbold, 46, was convicted of two counts of murder in the second degree in Pennington County Friday.

Related