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Badgers men’s hockey: Wisconsin 17th in season’s final rankings

April 12, 2017 GMT

The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team finished the season 17th in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll released Monday.

The Badgers climbed as high as 16th in the rankings after debuting at No. 18 on Jan. 30.

In its first season under coach Tony Granato, UW finished 20-15-1, 12 victories better than in 2015-16. The Badgers missed out on an NCAA tournament spot with a double-overtime loss to Penn State in the Big Ten Conference championship game.

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They received votes in all but one of the 25 rankings compiled by USCHO, which polls coaches and media members.

National champion Denver, Minnesota Duluth, Harvard, UMass Lowell and Notre Dame were the top five in the final rankings.

See the full rankings here.