Both rankings have Minnesota-Duluth in the top position, followed by Boston University, Minnesota, Notre Dame and Merrimack. Denver remained 15th in both polls, and North Dakota is 18th in the USCHO.com poll. Air Force didn’t receive a vote in either poll.
The Tigers (14-9-1, 11-7 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) also dropped two spots to 11th in the Inside College Hockey poll. They’re third in the WCHA with 10 games left – and even though they’re idle this weekend, they’ll be no worse than fourth going into a Feb. 3-4 series against Denver. The top six teams host first-round WCHA playoff series.
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