College hockey polls: Notre Dame climbs to No. 8

Gayle Bell
ND Insider

NOV. 22, 2021

USA TODAY/USA HOCKEY MAGAZINE (COACHES)

1. Minnesota State (CCHA) (25 first-place votes) (11-3-0) 488 points (3 Last Week); 2. Minnesota Duluth (NCHC) (3 firsts) (8-3-1) 451 (4 LW); 3. Michigan (Big Ten) (3 firsts) (10-4-0) 398 (1 LW); 4. Quinnipiac (ECAC) (2 firsts) (10-1-3) 390 (5 LW); 5. North Dakota (NCHC) (9-4-0) 342 (6 LW); 

6. St. Cloud State (NCHC) (9-5-0) 334 (2 LW); 7. Western Michigan (NCHC) (1 first) (8-4-0) 286 (13 LW); 8. Notre Dame (Big Ten) (10-3-0) 224 (15 LW); 9. Omaha (NCHC) (11-3-0) 205 (10 LW); 10. Cornell (ECAC) (7-1-0) 177 (9 LW); 

11. Denver (NCHC) (8-4-0) 168 (12 LW); 12. Minnesota (Big Ten) (8-6-0) 144 (7 LW); 13. Massachusetts (Hockey East) (7-4-1) 143 (8 LW); 14. Providence (Hockey East) (10-5-0) 117 (11 LW); 15. Harvard (ECAC) (4-2-1) 57 (14 LW).

Others receiving votes: UMass Lowell (Hockey East) (7-2-2) 51, Ohio State (Big Ten) (7-3-0) 36, Michigan Tech (CCHA) (6-5-0) 26, Boston College (Hockey East) (7-5-2) 14, Northeastern (Hockey East) (9-4-1) 14, Clarkson (ECAC) (7-4-2) 6, Bemidji State (CCHA) (7-5-0) 4, Bowling Green (CCHA) (7-3-2) 3, Penn State (Big Ten) (7-6-0) 2.

USCHO.com (MEDIA)

1. Minnesota State (CCHA) (38 first-place votes) (11-3-0) 980 points (3 Last Week); 2. Minnesota Duluth (NCHC) (5 firsts) (8-3-1) 908 (4 LW); 3. Quinnipiac (ECAC) (6 firsts) (10-1-3) 864 (5 LW); 4. Michigan (Big Ten) (1 first) (10-4-0) 857 (1 LW); 5. St. Cloud State (NCHC) (9-5-0) 782 (2 LW); 

6. North Dakota (NCHC) (9-4-0) 756 (6 LW); 7. Western Michigan (NCHC) (8-4-0) 611 (13 LW); 8. Notre Dame (Big Ten) (10-3-0) 573 (14 LW); 9. Omaha (NCHC) (11-3-0) 546 (9 LW); 10. Cornell (ECAC) (7-1-0) 518 (10 LW); 

11. Minnesota (Big Ten) (8-6-0) 499 (7 LW); 12. Denver (NCHC) (8-4-0) 493 (11 LW); 13. Massachusetts (Hockey East) (7-4-1) 446 (8 LW); 14. Providence (Hockey East) (10-5-0) 429 (12 LW); 15. UMass Lowell (Hockey East) (7-2-2) 259 (15 LW);

16. Harvard (ECAC) (4-2-1) 243 (16 LW); 17. Ohio State (Big Ten) (7-3-0) 231 (17 LW); 18. Northeastern (Hockey East) (9-4-1) 194 (18 LW); 19. Boston College (Hockey East) (7-5-2) 88 (19 LW); 20. Bemidji State (CCHA) (7-5-0) 75 (20 LW).

Others receiving votes: Clarkson (ECAC) (7-4-2) 57, Michigan Tech (CCHA) (6-5-0) 47, Penn State (Big Ten) (7-6-0) 26, Bowling Green (CCHA) (7-3-2) 11, Canisius (Atlantic) (7-5-1) 11, RIT (Atlantic) (7-5-2) 6, Boston University (Hockey East) (4-8-2) 3, Michigan State (Big Ten) (8-5-1) 3, Connecticut (Hockey East) (7-6-0) 2, Colgate (ECAC) (8-7-0) 1, Northern Michigan (CCHA) (7-6-0) 1.