A pair of home victories helped the Fighting Hawks remain as the number 1 ranked team in then USCHO Division I Men's Poll. 

This past Friday and Saturday, UND defeated Canisius 6-0 and 4-1 respectively to open the season with a record of 2-0. This helped the Fighting Hawks to retain their number 1 ranking while receiving 45 out of 50 possible first place votes. The remaining five votes went to 2nd ranked, Boston University. Quinnipiac, Minnesota-Duluth, and Notre Dame finished out the top five in the rankings.

The USCHO Division I Men's Poll Top 20 looks as such:

Rk.      School (1st-place votes)         Record           Pts.         PR

1.         North Dakota (45)                       2-0-0           995            1

2.         Boston University (5)                 1-0-0            912            4

3.         Quinnipiac                                   1-0-1            893            2

4.         Minnesota Duluth                        2-0-2            828            6

5.         Notre Dame                                 2-0-0            699            9

6.         Boston College                            1-1-0            657            5

7.         St. Cloud State                            0-0-0            654            7

8.         Massachusetts-Lowell                 0-0-2            652            8

9.         Minnesota                                     2-0-0            571          13

10.       Denver                                          0-2-0            511            3

11.       Providence                                    1-1-0            443          10

12.       Harvard                                         0-0-0            442          12

13.       Michigan                                        1-1-0            412          11

14.       Minnesota State                            2-0-0            354          19

15.       St. Lawrence                                 1-1-0            255          16

16.       Northeastern                                 0-1-1            248          15

17.       Yale                                               0-0-0            208          18

18.       Air Force                                       1-0-1            160         NR

19.       Ohio State                                     1-0-1            151         NR

20.       Bowling Green                               0-2-0              63          14

UND is at home once again on Saturday night taking on Rensselaer in the 2016 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game.

Source: KFGO