No Surprise, Yale No. 1 in Both Polls

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Broc Little

Bulldogs Have Top Spot for 8th Straight Week

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's hockey team has been Division I's top ranked squad the last two months. The Bulldogs, coming off a weekend ECAC Hockey sweep, made it an eighth straight week today when the USCHO.com and USA Today/American Hockey Magazine polls were released.

The Blue earned 46 of 50 USCHO.com first-place votes, while No. 2 Boston College had the other four. Yale, one of five ECAC teams in the Top 20 poll, became No. 1 in December, the first time in program history.

Yale was the unanimous choice in the USA Today poll, taking all 34 first-place votes. RPI and Union are the other ECAC squads on that top 15 list.

Boston College was No. 2 in both polls, while Denver jumped over North Dakota for No. 3 in the rankings.

The Elis travel to No. 12/13 Union and No. 10/10 RPI this weekend.