Despite splitting its series with Michigan Tech over the weekend, the Wisconsin men's hockey team (14-2-2 overall) retained its No. 1 spot in the U.S. College Hockey Online/CSTV Division I poll. The Badgers also claim the top spot in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine men's poll. Minnesota is the only other Western Collegiate Hockey Association team in the top five, coming in at No. 4 in the USA Today poll and the USCHO.com poll.
The Wisconsin women's hockey team moved up a spot to No. 3 in the USCHO.com Division I women's poll, which was released Monday. Minnesota-Duluth, whom the Badgers (15-2-1) tied with and defeated over the weekend, fell from No. 1 to No. 4 in the USCHO.com poll. St. Lawrence is ranked No. 1 in the poll.
The Wisconsin men's basketball team (8-1) entered the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll at No. 24 and is receiving votes in the Associated Press poll, both of which were released Monday. Illinois leads the Big Ten with its No. 8 ranking in the coaches poll and No. 9 in the AP poll. Other Big Ten teams who are ranked include Michigan State (No. 12 coaches poll, 12 AP), Indiana (18/18), Iowa (23/22) and Ohio State (25/RV).
Horras earns WCHA honor
Women's hockey senior goalie Meghan Horras was named the WCHA's Defensive Player of the Week. Horras made 21 saves in UW's 2-2 tie with UMD Friday and made 26 saves in the Badgers' 2-1 win Saturday. The Bulldogs had been averaging 4.5 goals per game. Horras improved to 7-0-1 on the season.