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)RecordPointsLast Poll
1Denver(27)14- 4-49523
2Harvard(11)11- 2-19184
3Minnesota-Duluth( 6)12- 4-48881
4Penn State( 6)14- 2-18832
5Boston University12- 5-28125
6Massachusetts-Lowell14- 5-37546
7North Dakota12- 6-37237
8Boston College14- 7-26338
9Minnesota11- 5-25929
10Ohio State10- 4-451711
11Union14- 5-247910
12Vermont14- 6-246413
13Notre Dame12- 7-238812
14Western Michigan10- 5-337914
15Quinnipiac12- 9-227015
16St. Lawrence11- 6-524016
17Bemidji State15- 8-317117
18Minnesota State13- 7-214819
19Cornell9- 4-186NR
20Michigan Tech14- 9-375NR
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.