Former UMaine captain Jim Montgomery and his UDenver Pioneers have climbed to the top of the charts in college hockey this week. The new #1 team in the nation.

Montgomery's Pioneers beat Arizona State twice over the weekend while last week's #1 team Minnesota-Duluth lost and tied a series with Colorado College.

Denver is 14-4-4 overall (6-1-3 NCHC). Harvard climbed up to #2 in the nation.

The top Hockey East team is BU, ranked #5. There are five HE teams in the top 20 this week.

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

January 09, 2017

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Denver (27) 14- 4-4 952 3
2 Harvard (11) 11- 2-1 918 4
3 Minnesota-Duluth ( 6) 12- 4-4 888 1
4 Penn State ( 6) 14- 2-1 883 2
5 Boston University 12- 5-2 812 5
6 Massachusetts-Lowell 14- 5-3 754 6
7 North Dakota 12- 6-3 723 7
8 Boston College 14- 7-2 633 8
9 Minnesota 11- 5-2 592 9
10 Ohio State 10- 4-4 517 11
11 Union 14- 5-2 479 10
12 Vermont 14- 6-2 464 13
13 Notre Dame 12- 7-2 388 12
14 Western Michigan 10- 5-3 379 14
15 Quinnipiac 12- 9-2 270 15
16 St. Lawrence 11- 6-5 240 16
17 Bemidji State 15- 8-3 171 17
18 Minnesota State 13- 7-2 148 19
19 Cornell 9- 4-1 86 NR
20 Michigan Tech 14- 9-3 75 NR
Others receiving votes: Air Force 48, Omaha 26, Robert Morris 22, St. Cloud State 12, Wisconsin 11, Providence 9.
NOTE: Jim Montgomery captained UMaine's 1992-93 national championship team. He is UM's career leader with 301 points in 170 games.