Men’s hockey out of rankings after getting swept

Max Sanders

Following a two-game sweep at the hands of Denver, the Minnesota men’s hockey team fell from No. 11 to out of the top-20 in the newest USCHO Poll.

After losing and tying North Dakota in a two-game series, the Gophers were shut-out 3-0 twice this past weekend against Denver.

As for the Pioneers, two-straight shut-outs moves them up two spots to No. 2 in the country; just ahead of North Dakota who dropped one spot to No. 3.

Miami (OH) remains at the No. 1 spot with an overall record of 4-1-1.

Other Western Collegiate Hockey Association team’s in the top 20 include Colorado College at No. 15 and Wisconsin at No. 19.

Two soon-to-be members of the WCHA conference are also ranked. Nebraska Omaha and Bemidji State will be joining the WCHA starting in the 2010-11 season, and are now ranked No. 12 and No. 14 respectively in the latest poll.

While currently unranked, Minnesota is first among others receiving votes, with 106 total points.