Minnesota Duluth, idle last weekend, dropped three spots to No. 20 in the U.S. College Hockey Online men’s poll released Monday here.
The Bulldogs (2-3-1 and 0-1-1 in WCHA) resume play Saturday (7:07 p.m.) and Sunday (2:07 p.m.) at Nebraska-Omaha (4-3-1 and 2-1-1).
Defending Division I champion Boston College (6-1) remains No. 1 in the poll followed by No. 2 Minnesota (5-2) and No. 3 Denver (5-1). Other WCHA teams in the U.S. College Hockey Online poll are No. 6 North Dakota (3-2-1), No. 15 St. Cloud State (5-3) and No. 19 Colorado College (5-3).
The UMD women (3-6-1) remain unranked and are off this week as Division I teams take a break for the Four Nations Cup which runs Tuesday through Saturday in Kerava and Tikkurila, Finland. The United States, Canada, Sweden and Finland are competing. The U.S. beat Canada in a shootout for the 2011 championship in Nykoping, Sweden.
UMD’s schedule resumes No. 16-17 at St. Cloud State.
The Wisconsin-Superior women dropped one spot to No. 9 in the U.S. College Hockey Online Division III poll. The Yellowjackets (3-2) are home against No. 6 Wisconsin-River Falls (2-0) at 4 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in a Northern Collegiate Hockey Association series.