CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's hockey team has moved up to No. 2 in the nation in this week's USCHO.com, marking the highest ranking ever for the Crimson since the poll began in the 1997-98 season.
Harvard received 11 of the 50 possible first-place votes in the poll. Denver received 27 of the first-place votes and is the lone team ahead of the Crimson, edging them in points, 952-918. Minnesota-Duluth (6), Penn State (6) and Boston University round out the top five.
The Crimson held steady at No. 3 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll for the second-straight week, but picked up five of the first-place votes and 44 points. Denver is also No. 1 in the USA Hockey poll with 18 first-place tallies and 476 points, while Minnesota-Duluth is second with three first-place votes and 445 points. Penn State and Boston University are fourth and fifth, respectively.
The ascension up the polls comes as the Crimson are in the midst of a six-game win streak, with the last five coming against ECAC Hockey opponents. Harvard hits the road for its next three games, all conference matchups, beginning with Rensselaer and Union this weekend and a trip to Dartmouth next Tuesday.