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NCAA Hockey rankings 2012: Boston College drops to No. 2

After losing to Minnesota on Sunday, Boston College dropped from the No. 1 spot in the latest men's college hockey poll.

Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

The Boston College men's hockey team lost 8-1 to Minnesota on Sunday and as a result, the Eagles dropped from the No. 1 spot in the men's college hockey poll.

Boston College dropped to No. 2, behind Minnesota who moved up from No. 4 to overtake the top spot. The Eagles collected five first-place votes, down from the 44 they received in the last poll. The five first-place votes were the third most behind Minnesota's 35 and No. 3 Notre Dame, which received nine. The Eagles are 55 points behind Minnesota in the poll and hold a nine point advantage over Notre Dame.

The Eagles were not the only Hockey East team to drop in the latest rankings. New Hampshire dropped two spots to No. 4 while Boston University dropped three spots to No. 9. Like Boston College, New Hampshire also lost on Sunday falling to Dartmouth 4-1. Boston University was shutout by Denver in a 6-0 loss on Saturday.

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