Skip to main content

Minnesota State leaps North Dakota, Boston for No. 1

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

A loss to Bemidji State in the championship game of the North Star College Cup was only enough to keep the Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks (21-5-1) out of the top spot in the country for one week.

On Monday, the latest United States College Hockey Online poll and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll voted the Mavericks No. 1 in the nation for the third time in the past four weeks.

Minnesota State's pair of 5-1 wins over Ferris State was enough to jump North Dakota and Boston University to reclaim the top ranking. But how long will they last this time around at No. 1?

Yahoo Sports notes that teams ranked No. 1 have been a bit cursed this season. The longest any team has lasted in the top spot is eight games; the Gophers (12-9-3) were No. 1 for the first eight games of the season (started 7-1) but have gone 5-8-3 since.

Mankato has won seven of its last eight and is unbeaten in 11 of its past 12 games, according to the Mankato Free Press. The Mavericks lead the country with 21 victories and on Friday became the first team in the country to reach 20 wins, according to MSU's athletics department.

The Gophers went unranked for a second week in a row. Minnesota Duluth (15-10-1) maintained its spot at No. 7.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-05-23 at 9.58.36 PM

Eric Perkins, Miss Minnesota, Paul Fletcher create new podcast

The podcast is released Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and is available wherever you find podcasts.

Mock aircraft cabin.

MSP Airport debuts mock aircraft to help ease flying anxiety

The pre-flight experiences cover the TSA screening procedure, exploring a terminal, boarding a plane and meeting a pilot, and preparing for takeoff.

Scripps National Spelling Bee

These Minnesota kids will be competing at National Spelling Bee

The upcoming event in Maryland will be the first fully in-person Scripps National Spelling Bee since 2019.

covid, kids

New data shows how omicron has impacted kids in Minnesota

The new data shows breakthrough data during the omicron period, which began Dec. 19, 2021.

Javen Juan Moreno

Albert Lea shooting suspect arrested after 3 weeks on the run

He is accused of shooting a man in the upper thigh on May 1.

motorcycle

Motorcyclist, 59, killed after losing control on right curve

The Harley Davidson rider was thrown from his bike.

state capitol Minnesota

Minnesota's 2022 legislative session: What's happening?

A list of items agreed upon and yet to reach any bipartisan agreement in the latest legislative session.

water drain

Water main break floods 40-45 homes in St. Louis Park

The city says the rupture happened on Minnetonka Boulevard.

Eli Hart

Charges: 6-year-old Eli Hart shot up to 9 times by his mother

The 28-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.

dave lee wcco radio

Former WCCO Radio host Dave Lee moves into podcasts

His new podcast, called 'My First Concert,' launched last week.

Tow Boat

Tow boat collides with Mississippi River lock and dam in Alma, WI

The crash remains under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.

unsplash school bus

Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal

Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.

Related