Former UMaine hockey captain Jim Montgomery and his UDenver Pioneers one week stay at the top of the national polls is over, for now. Minnesota-Duluth takes over the #1 spot this week in the USCHO poll.

After gaining the #1 spot last week, Montgomery's team tied two games with Miami(Ohio) over the weekend..

The one week stay at the top was the first #1 ranking for the Pioneers since March of 2010.

Montgomery is UMaine's career scoring leader and helped the Black Bears to a national title in 1993. He is in his fourth season as head coach in Denver.

Check out this week's USCHO poll...

November 21, 2016

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Minnesota-Duluth (48) 10- 2-2 996 2
2 Denver ( 2) 7- 2-3 950 1
3 Quinnipiac 9- 3-1 859 4
4 Boston College 10- 3-1 818 3
5 North Dakota 7- 4-2 731 8
6 Massachusetts-Lowell 8- 4-2 692 6
7 Boston University 6- 4-1 655 5
8 Penn State 11- 1-1 615 10
9 Harvard 5- 1-1 610 11
10 Bemidji State 11- 2-1 543 13
11 Minnesota 5- 3-2 537 7
12 Notre Dame 6- 4-2 507 9
13 Ohio State 8- 1-4 466 14
14 Minnesota State 8- 5-1 336 15
15 St. Cloud State 6- 6-0 234 12
16 Michigan 5- 4-1 218 16
17 Union 8- 3-2 207 17
18 Western Michigan 7- 3-2 201 18
19 St. Lawrence 8- 4-2 176 20
20 Vermont 7- 3-2 88 NR
Others receiving votes: Providence 25, Omaha 15, Air Force 5, Clarkson 5, Wisconsin 4, Connecticut 2, Michigan Tech 2, Robert Morris 2, Lake Superior 1.