Coming off a weekend sweep in the team's first-ever trip to Vermont, the Minnesota men's hockey team jumped to No. 3 in both the USCHO Division I Men's Poll and the USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine Poll this week.
Still riding a six-game unbeaten streak, the Gophers (9-2-2 overall, 4-2-2 WCHA) earned 880 total points in this week's USCHO.com Divison I Men's Poll, trailing only Boston College (999 points; 49 first-place votes) and New Hampshire (936 points, one first-place vote). Miami (794) and Denver (786) round out the top five in this week's USCHO poll.
This week's USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine Poll is identical to its USCHO counterpart with the Gophers back in third with 427 points. Boston College picked up 33 first-place votes and 509 total points with New Hampshire coming in second with 473 points and one first-place votes. Miami (379) and Denver (325) round out the top five.
Minnesota returns to WCHA play this weekend with a two-game series against Omaha at Mariucci Arena. The Friday/Saturday contests are both slated for 7 p.m. puck drops.