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Union ranked fifth in USCHO.com/NCAA hockey poll

By Ken Schott
Monday, October 1, 2012

Union is ranked fifth in the USCHO.com/NCAA top-20 college hockey poll.

The Dutchmen, who finished third in last year's final poll, earned 631 points. They are the highest-ranked ECAC Hockey team in the poll. They are also ranked fifth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine top-15 poll, which came out last Monday.

Union opens its 22nd Division I season Saturday when it hosts Merrimack at 7 p.m. at Messa Rink.

RPI received five points. Cornell (sixth) and Harvard (17th) are the other ECACH teams ranked in the top 20.

USCHO.com/NCAA Poll
Team (First Place) 2011-12 Record Pts Last Week
1 Boston College (35) 33-10-1 972 NR
2 Minnesota (12) 28-14-1 937 NR
3 Michigan (3) 24-13-4 857 NR
4 North Dakota 26-13-3 826 NR
5 Union 26-8-7 789 NR
6 Cornell 19-9-7 631 NR
7 Massachusetts-Lowell 24-13-1 599 NR
8 Denver 25-14-4 566 NR
9 Miami 24-15-2 553 NR
10 Western Michigan 21-14-6 516 NR
11 Ferris State 26-12-5 472 NR
12 Minnesota-Duluth 25-10-6 460 NR
13 Boston University 23-15-1 413 NR
14 Notre Dame 19-18-3 395 NR
15 Maine 23-14-3 234 NR
16 Michigan State 19-16-4 219 NR
17 Harvard 13-10-11 213 NR
18 Wisconsin 17-18-2 202 NR
19 Air Force 21-11-7 116 NR
20 Colorado College 18-16-2 81 NR
Others receiving votes: New Hampshire 78, St. Cloud State 78, Quinnipiac 64, Ohio State 54, Merrimack 43, Nebraska-Omaha 31, Northern Michigan 25, Massachusetts 13, Lake Superior 12, Northeastern 11, Providence 8, RIT 6, Yale 6, Michigan Tech 5, RPI 5, Mercyhurst 2, Minnesota State 2, Niagara 2, Colgate 1, St. Lawrence 1.

 
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