It's just one weekend into the season but it has also been a while since UMaine hockey got votes in the national poll. The USCHO poll has the Black Bears #27 after sweeping RPI over the weekend.

Maine received 27 votes.

The next opponent, Quinnipiac is ranked #3 this week. The Bobcats come to the Alfond for games Friday and Saturday nights.

North Dakota sits #1 in the nation and there are six Hockey East teams ranked in the top 20.

NOTE: UMaine's Mitchell Fossier has been named Hockey East Rookie of the Week. He scored a hat trick Friday night and then scored the game winning goal Saturday ngiht.

USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll

October 10, 2016

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 North Dakota (45) 2- 0-0 995 1
2 Boston University ( 5) 1- 0-0 912 4
3 Quinnipiac 1- 0-1 893 2
4 Minnesota-Duluth 2- 0-2 828 6
5 Notre Dame 2- 0-0 699 9
6 Boston College 1- 1-0 657 5
7 St. Cloud State 0- 0-0 654 7
8 Massachusetts-Lowell 0- 0-2 652 8
9 Minnesota 2- 0-0 571 13
10 Denver 0- 2-0 511 3
11 Providence 1- 1-0 443 10
12 Harvard 0- 0-0 442 12
13 Michigan 1- 1-0 412 11
14 Minnesota State 2- 0-0 354 19
15 St. Lawrence 1- 1-0 255 16
16 Northeastern 0- 1-1 248 15
17 Yale 0- 0-0 208 18
18 Air Force 1- 0-1 160 NR
19 Ohio State 1- 0-1 151 NR
20 Bowling Green 0- 2-0 63 14
Others receiving votes: Miami 59, Nebraska-Omaha 57, Bemidji State 48, Penn State 47, Cornell 38, Clarkson 32, Maine 30, Western Michigan 21, Connecticut 16, Michigan Tech 11, Rochester Institute of Technology 7, Bentley 5, Union 5, Wisconsin 5, Vermont 4, Dartmouth 3, Ferris State 2, Holy Cross 2.