Oct. 30, 2017
The University of Denver Pioneers (4-0-2, NCHC 0-0-0-0) secured the No. 1 spot in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com weekly polls, as released by USA Hockey and USCHO.com on Monday, Oct. 30.
The Pioneers received all 34 first-place votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll conducted in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) with input from coaches and members of the media from each of the six (6) Division I college hockey conferences as well as officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.
Denver has held the top spot in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll for six (6) consecutive weeks. The Pioneers accumulated 510 points, 38 more points than No. 2 St. Cloud State University (5-0-0, NCHC 0-0-0-0) and 75 more points than No. 3 Harvard University (1-0-0, ECAC 0-0-0-0).
Four (4) NCHC schools were ranked in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll with St. Cloud State University at No. 2 (472 points), the University of North Dakota (5-2-1, NCHC 1-1-0-0) at No. 5 (338 points) and the University of Minnesota Duluth (4-2-2, NCHC 0-0-0-0) at No. 8 (173 points). Colorado College (5-3-0, NCHC 1-1-0-0) also received two (2) votes. The full USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll is available here.
Denver received 42 first-place votes to take the No. 1 spot in the USCHO.com weekly poll for the fifth-consecutive week. The Pioneers received 991 points from a group of 50 Division I college coaches and members of the media, collecting 39 more points than No. 2 St. Cloud State University and 91 more points than No. 3 Harvard University. St. Cloud State University also received eight (8) first-place votes.
Four (4) NCHC schools were ranked in the USCHO.com poll with St. Cloud State University at No. 2 (952 points), the University of North Dakota at No. 4 (775 points) and the University of Minnesota Duluth at No. 8 (621). Colorado College and the Miami University (3-3-0, NCHC 0-0-0-0) also received votes. The full USCHO.com poll can be viewed here.
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