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College notebook: BC hockey returns to top

Boston College men’s hockey team regained the top spot in Monday’s USCHO.com Top 20 poll, passing a New Hampshire team that had supplanted BC a week prior.

The Eagles (11-2-1), who got 35 of the 50 first-place votes, tied Providence in their only action of the week.

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The Wildcats, who slipped to second place and received nine first-place votes, lost a 3-2 decision to Boston University.

The Terriers (10-5-0) rose one spot to No. 6 after that win, coupled with a 1-0 victory over Maine.

Other New England schools making the cut were No. 9 Quinnipiac, No. 10 Dartmouth, No. 15 Yale, and No. 18 Harvard.

In the women’s Top 10 poll, No. 4 Harvard, No. 5 BC, No. 6 BU, and No. 9 Northeastern all moved up one spot.

Hoosiers still No. 1

Indiana is No. 1 for the sixth straight week in the AP men’s Top 25 poll.

The Hoosiers are again followed by Duke, Michigan, and Syracuse. The only changes in the poll were in the order, not in who was ranked.

The Hoosiers (9-0) received 44 of the 64 first-place votes.

Duke (9-0) again drew the other No. 1 votes. Florida and Louisville switched places at fifth and sixth. They were followed by Ohio State, Arizona, Kansas, and Illinois.

In Monday’s only Top 25 game, No. 15 Georgetown (8-1) got a career-best 22 points from Otto Porter in an 89-53 win over visiting Longwood (2-8).

In New England action, Tilman Dunbar produced a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists as host Navy (6-6) topped Bryant.

The Bulldogs (5-4) were paced by Joe O’Shea’s 15 points.

UConn stays second

Stanford remains No. 1 in the AP women’s poll, narrowly ahead of Connecticut.

The Cardinal had 22 first-place votes, while UConn received 16.

Stanford had the week off for exams, while the Huskies beat Maryland and Penn State by 15 points each.

In local action, Boston University won its second consecutive overtime game, and fifth straight overall, in a 68-61 triumph over Harvard at Case Gym.

Chantell Alford led the Terriers (8-3) with 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, and 2 assists.

The Crimson (7-3) got a 14-point, 14-rebound effort from Temi Fagbenle.

Also, Bryant got 11 points and eight rebounds from Naana Ankoma-Mensa, and the Bulldogs (4-4) held on late for a 44-40 home win over Maine (1-9).

It is the fourth consecutive win for Bryant after an 0-4 start.

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