Feb. 2, 1998
Spartan Hockey Retains No. 1 Spot in National Polls
EAST LANSING, Mich. ó For the second consecutive week and fifth time this year, Michigan State sits atop the national college hockey polls.
The Spartans (22-3-4 overall, 14-3-3 CCHA) carry an eight-game unbeaten streak after earning three points in two games against the previous No. 5 team in the nation, Miami, last weekend. The Spartans tied the RedHawks Friday, 1-1, before beating them 7-0 Saturday. MSU now takes to the road to face Ohio State and Miami again this weekend.
The Spartans picked up five first-place votes in the U.S. College Hockey Online poll, giving them 22 this week. MSU swept the USA Today/American Hockey Magazine balloting, with all 10 first-place votes.
Prior to this season, Michigan State had not been ranked No. 1 since the final polls of the 1989-90 regular season.
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