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Badgers women regain No. 1 in hockey rankings

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Badgers vs. Minnesota

The Badgers celebrate Britta Curl's second-period goal in a 6-3 victory against Minnesota on Saturday at LaBahn Arena.

The University of Wisconsin women's hockey team and Minnesota flipped spots again in the USCHO.com poll, with the Badgers retaking the No. 1 spot Monday.

The Badgers men's hockey team stayed at No. 12 for a third straight week.

Both UW teams earned home sweeps over the weekend. The women's team overwhelmed No. 1 Minnesota in a pair of games after falling to No. 2 in the USCHO poll earlier in the week.

The 5-0 and 6-3 victories represented the most goals UW ever has scored in a two-game series against the Golden Gophers.

The Badgers got 14 of 15 first-place votes. Minnesota held onto the top spot on one ballot and fell to No. 2.

Here's the full USCHO.com Division I women's poll for Jan. 18:

1. Wisconsin (14)

2. Minnesota (1)

3. Ohio State

4. Northeastern

5. Colgate

6. Minnesota Duluth

7. Providence

8. Boston College

9. Penn State

10. Clarkson

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The Badgers men's team avenged a pair of home losses to Arizona State in November with a 4-0 victory Saturday and a 5-2 triumph Sunday.

Minnesota, which split with UW on Jan. 9 and 10, fell out of the top spot after being swept at home by Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish entered the top 20 at No. 16.

The Gophers are fourth; Boston College took over at No. 1.

Here's the full USCHO.com Division I men's poll for Jan. 18:

1. Boston College (34)

2. Minnesota State (3)

3. North Dakota (1)

4. Minnesota (2)

5. Bowling Green

6. St. Cloud State

7. Minnesota Duluth

8 (tie). Michigan

8 (tie). Massachusetts

10. Quinnipiac

11. Omaha

12. Wisconsin

13. Northeastern

14. Clarkson

15. UMass Lowell

16. Notre Dame

17. Robert Morris

18. Providence

19. Denver

20. American International

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