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Colorado College tied twice with #15 Clarkson over the weekend to maintain its top spot in the poll for the second straight week. They were the overwhelming choice, gathering 37 of 50 first place votes. The #2 Eagles, who beat #14 Vermont over the weekend, got seven first place votes, while the Terriers, who whalloped #8 Michigan, got one first place vote as they jumped up three spots.
Denver dropped two spots to #4, but held onto three first place votes after splitting with Ohio State. They will play a huge home and home series with the #1 Tigers this weekend. Rounding out the top five is Minnesota, getting the final two first place votes after beating and tying conference rival Wisconsin.
New Hampshire checks in at #6, giving Hockey East and the WCHA three teams apiece at the top of the polls before any other conference is represented. UNH and UMass skated to a draw this weekend.
Northeastern traveled north and took two games from Maine, giving them a quick 4-0-0 start in league play and helping them make a five spot leap to crack the top ten, at #9. Vermont dropped three spots with the BC loss, but is the fifth HEA team in the Top 20 at #14. Harvard, which will finally open its regular season this week, hangs in the poll at #20. Northeastern and UNH play a home and home series in the biggest Hockey East action of the weekend. BU will travel to Vermont and BC and Merrimack will play a game at each venue this weekend. UMass and Providence will also host each other this weekend.