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Where are the Badgers’ hockey teams ranked in the latest polls?

Both the Badgers hockey teams were able to pull out victories in this weekend.

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The Wisconsin Badgers men’s and women’s hockey teams squared off this weekend against the Penn State Nittany Lions and Minnesota Golden Gophers, respectively, with the former recording a sweep, while the latter split their weekend series 1-1.

The men’s hockey team came into the week ranked at No. 6, and faced a tough battle with the No. 17 Nittany Lions coming into town.

But, with a 6-3 win on Friday and a 4-1 win on Saturday, the Badgers improved to 14-4 on the season, eclipsing their last season win total of 13 games halfway through the season.

As for the women’s team, the No. 3 Badgers went face-to-face with the No. 2 Gophers over the weekend, losing 5-3 on Friday before earning a 5-1 victory on Saturday to even the series.

With the two different outcomes this past week, where are the Badgers’ hockey teams ranked in the latest USCHO polls?

Men’s hockey

After sweeping Penn State this past weekend, the Badgers remained at No. 6 in the latest USCHO Polls heading into the winter break, although they did earn one first-place vote.

Here are the top six teams in this week’s poll, with first place votes in parentheses.

1. Boston College (34) 13-3-1

2. Boston University (8) 11-4-1

2. Quinnipiac (5) 12-4-1

4. North Dakota 12-5-1

5. Denver 12-5-1

6. Wisconsin (1) 14-4-0

Women’s hockey

After splitting the series with Minnesota this past weekend, the Badgers remained at No. 3 in the latest USCHO Polls heading into the winter break.

Here are the top five teams in this week’s poll, with first place votes in parentheses.

1. Ohio State (18) 16-2-0

2. Minnesota 14-3-1

3. Wisconsin 14-4-0

4. Colgate 14-2-1

5. Clarkson (2) 18-0-2

Both teams will see a break over the next few weeks, as the Badgers men’s team next plays on December 28th in the Kwik Trip Holiday Face-off at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.

Meanwhile, the women’s team is off until January 5th, where they’ll host Merrimack in a weekend series.