The Minnesota men's hockey program remains ranked No. 2 in the nation in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll and the USCHO.com Division I poll after last weekend's Western Collegiate Hockey Association home-and-home series with Minnesota State.
The Gophers (5-2-0 overall, 2-2-0 WCHA) finished second in this week's USCHO.com Division I men's poll behind defending national champion Boston College -- the third-straight week of the poll with a 1-2 pairing for the Eagles and Gophers. Minnesota earned 896 points in this week's poll behind Boston College's 998.
Minnesota also picked up 455 votes in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll to finish second behind the Eagles' 509 votes.
Denver, Cornell and Miami round out the top five in both of this week's polls.
The Gophers return to action this weekend with a WCHA series at Alaska Anchorage.