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Mercyhurst Women's Hockey Unanimous #1

<img src="/images/Multi_Media/yourerie/nxd_media/img/jpg/2007_04/0a3eafe3-37b5-b464-0597-1c6c5b7fb020/raw.jpg" alt="hurst" align="left" />Hurst moves up to #1 in USA Today national poll<br />
ERIE, Pa. – It’s unanimous! The Mercyhurst College women’s hockey team is the No. 1 team in the country. The Lakers earned the top spot in the USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine Women’s College Poll, released Tuesday afternoon by USA Hockey officials. On Monday, the Lakers were named the No. 1 team in the USCHO.com Top-10 Womens Hockey Poll. Mercyhurst grabbed the polls top spot after accumulating 187 points and 16 of 19 first-place votes. The Lakers improved a spot from their position last week thanks to a two-game sweep of Bemidji State this past weekend at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. Minnesota also moved up a spot, claiming second place with two first-place votes and 169 points. New Hampshire was third with 148 points while Wisconsin fell three spots to fourth with the final-place nod and 133 points. St. Lawrence rounded out the top-5 with 107 points. The 13th 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 Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world. The No. 1 / 1 Lakers return to action in two weeks with a two-game road series at Rensselaer, beginning on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Womens College Hockey Poll - #2 (first-place votes in parentheses) Rank School Last Weeks Ranking 2009-10 Record Weeks in Top 10 1 Mercyhurst College, 187 (16) 2 2-0-0 2 2 University of Minnesota, 169 (2) 3 2-0-0 2 3 University of New Hampshire, 148 5 2-0-0 2 4 University of Wisconsin, 133 (1) 1 1-1-0 2 5 St. Lawrence University, 107 7 0-0-0 2 6 University of Minnesota Duluth, 73 4 1-1-0 2 7 Clarkson University, 64 NR 1-0-1 1 8 Dartmouth College, 56 9 0-0-0 2 9 Harvard University, 52 8 0-0-0 2 10 Boston University, 17 10 0-0-2 2
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