COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The University of New Hampshire women's ice hockey team held steady at No. 6 in the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey poll, which was released Tuesday afternoon.
The Wildcats were idle last week and open the regular season Oct. 19 at home against Ohio State. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m. The teams face off again Oct. 20, also at 7 p.m. Ohio State (1-0-1) fell out of the national rankings in this week's poll. The Buckeyes were No. 10 last week and in the preseason poll.
The top seven teams held position from last week and defending champion Minnesota-Duluth once again garnered all 13 first-place votes to record 130 points. The Bulldogs are followed by Dartmouth (112), St. Lawrence (103), Wisconsin (88), Brown (72), UNH (60) and Minnesota (51).
Providence College lost a pair of games at Minnesota-Duluth last weekend, but the Friars improved the pollsters enough to leapfrog ahead of Harvard University to No. 8. Harvard follows and No. 9 and Niagara University enters the poll at No. 10.