Denver hockey and lacrosse both earn top Division I national rankings

For the first time in school history, the Pioneers’ hockey and lacrosse teams are ranked No. 1 in the nation at the same time.

The Magness Arena at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. (Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons/CC 3.0)
The Magness Arena at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. (Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons/CC 3.0)
The Magness Arena at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. (Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons/CC 3.0)

The University of Denver has two top-ranked teams. For the first time in school history, the Pioneers’ hockey and lacrosse teams are ranked No. 1 in the nation at the same time.

Denver hockey jumped Minnesota-Duluth in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Magazine polls to take over the top spot. The Pioneers are 22-6-4 on the season after sweeping Miami (Ohio) over the weekend. They have four games remaining before postseason play begins.

Denver lacrosse, meanwhile, is just beginning its season. The Pioneers are 2-0 after beating Duke 14-9 on Saturday.

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Christian Clark

Author: Christian Clark

Christian Clark covers sports. He's worked for outlets that include the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Oklahoman, Columbia Missourian and Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine. He likes music and Mexican food. Lots and lots of Mexican food.