Kyle Rau and Minnesota are the new No. 1 team in college hockey according to the USA Today/USA Hockey poll.
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Minnesota is the new No. 1 team in college hockey in the USA Today/USA Hockey poll after sweeping St. Cloud State this past weekend. The Gophers, who lead the nation with 19 wins, won 2-1 at home on Friday and 3-2 on the road on Saturday.
The Maroon and Gold were No. 3 in both the USA Today/USA Hockey poll and the USCHO.com poll entering last weekend, but jumped to No. 1 in the USA Today/USA Hockey poll after the sweep. The Gophers are ranked No. 2 in the USCHO.com poll that came out earlier today.
Minnesota supplants Minnesota Duluth in the USA Today/USA Hockey poll as the top-ranked team in the nation after the Bulldogs tied and lost to Michigan Tech last weekend. Boston University was ranked No. 2 a week ago, but was swept by Maine this past weekend.
Minnesota, which spent two weeks at No. 1 earlier this season, has been ranked in the top five for the last 13 weeks. Minnesota began the year unranked in the USA Today/USA Hockey poll and was ranked No. 19 in the USCHO.com poll.
The Gophers are off this weekend and next play at WCHA rival Denver on Feb. 10-11.