Michigan hockey team takes over No. 1 ranking
Updated with USA Today/USA Hockey poll rankings
Michigan earned 24 first-place votes and 933 votes, ahead of No. 2 Boston College, which has 15 first-place votes. Boston College was ranked No. 1 last week, but lost to Denver on Friday. Denver is No. 3 and Colorado College is No. 4 in the poll, released Monday.
The Wolverines are No. 2 in the college hockey's other major rankings, the USA Today/USA Hockey poll. Boston College maintains the No. 1 spot in that poll while Michigan moved up from No. 5. Denver, Colorado College and Notre Dame round out the top five.
Michigan, coming off a 10-3 victory against St. Lawrence, opens CCHA action with games at Northern Michigan (3-1) on Friday and Saturday.
The Wildcats are No. 17 in the USCHO.com poll and unranked in the USA Today/USA Hockey poll, which only ranks 15 deep.