Monday’s polls: No. 4 and 5

After a week off, Minnesota Duluth (17-5-3) finds itself No. 4 in the PairWise Rankings, U.S. College Hockey Online poll, and USA Today-USA Hockey Magazine poll, and No. 5 in the Inside College Hockey Power Rankings.

Minnesota (11-10-3) which comes to Amsoil Arena on Friday and Saturday is No. 22 in the PairWise Rankings.

Losses to Union and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute dropped Yale (17-4) from No. 1 to No. 3 at U.S. College Hockey Online, but remains No. 1 in PairWise.

The UMD women (14-7-3) remain No. 6 in the PairWise Rankings and U.S. College Hockey Online poll.

The U.S. College Hockey Online polls, Division I and III, are here.

The Inside College Hockey Power Rankings are here.

The Division I men’s PairWise Rankings are here.

The Division I women’s PairWise Rankings are here.

Also, U.S. College Hockey Online looks back at last weekend’s games in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association here.

The Atlanta Thrashers have re-assigned center Tim Stapleton to Chicago in the American Hockey League. He has one assist in 15 games with the Thrashers this season.

Monday’s Bracketology from Sixty Minutes shows UMD taking a trip to…Green Bay…here.

Michigan State coach Rick Comley announced his retirement last week and then faced Red Berenson and Michigan likely for the last time, and saw the Spartans win 2-1 before 17,577 Saturday at Joe Louis Arena. The Lansing (Mich.) State Journal has a game story here.