The Badgers stopped a three-game losing streak last weekend with a sweep of North Dakota. The wins moved UW to 7-3-0 overall, 5-3-0 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, good for a tie for first place with Minnesota.
At No. 3 in each poll, the Gophers are the highest ranked team in the conference. Colorado College (5/5), Minnesota Duluth (8/7), North Dakota (9/10) and Denver (11/11) also grace the polls from the WCHA.
Wisconsin next plays Friday and Saturday at Alaska-Anchorage.
Women's hockey slips in one poll
The Badger women's hockey team, which had a bye last weekend, slipped from No. 5 to No. 6 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll but held steady at No. 5 in the USCHO.com poll.
Minnesota continues to hold the top spot in both polls. Minnesota Duluth is No. 3 according to USCHO.com and No. 4 on the USA Today list.
Wisconsin (7-3-0, 5-3-0) travels to North Dakota this weekend for games Saturday and Sunday afternoon.