NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their sixth straight week as the unanimous No. 1 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Hockey East Association, and ECAC Hockey all boast three ranked teams while College Hockey America has one ranked program ... A total of 15 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.
|Rank||Team (First Place)||Last Week's
|1||University of Minnesota, 190 (19)||1||8-0-0||6|
|2||Cornell University, 165||2||1-1-0||6|
|3||Boston University, 152||3||5-1-0||6|
|4||Clarkson University, 132||5||5-1-0||3|
|5||Mercyhurst University, 102||8||6-1-1||6|
|6||Boston College, 80||4||1-2-0||6|
|7||Northeastern University, 60||9||4-1-0||3|
|8||University of North Dakota, 53||10||4-2-0||6|
|9||Harvard University, 51||NR||0-0-0||4|
|10||Ohio State University, 24||7||5-3-0||3|
|Others Receiving Votes: University of Wisconsin, 20; Minnesota State University, 13; Bemidji State University, 1; University of Minnesota Duluth, 1; Providence College, 1|