Both major hockey polls put Minnesota back in top 10

After an unbeaten weekend, Gophers return to prominence.
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The Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team has once again reached the top 10 in NCAA Division I hockey.

Both major college hockey polls have ranked Minnesota in the top 10. U.S. College Hockey Online ranks the Gophers at No. 9 this week, while USA Today/USA Hockey slots them in one spot higher at No. 8.

The Gophers started the season 2-0, beating the University of Alaska teams from both Anchorage and Fairbanks during a weekend road trip.

But Minnesota isn't alone, several other regional college hockey programs find themselves in the top 10. North Dakota is No. 1, in both polls, while Minnesota-Duluth is fourth and St. Cloud State is also in the top 10.

USCHO Top 10

  1. North Dakota
  2. Boston University
  3. Quinnipiac
  4. Minnesota-Duluth
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Boston College
  7. St. Cloud State
  8. Massachusetts - Lowell
  9. Minnesota
  10. Denver

USA Today/USA Hockey Top 10

  1. North Dakota
  2. Boston University
  3. Quinnipiac
  4. Minnesota Duluth
  5. St. Cloud State
  6. Notre Dame
  7. Massachusetts - Lowell
  8. Minnesota
  9. Boston College
  10. Denver

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