MADISON -

The University of Wisconsin women's hockey team jumped from sixth to second in this week's USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine national poll.

Wisconsin's two wins over St. Cloud State last weekend propelled the Badgers to the runner-up spot behind Minnesota.

This weekend, the Badgers have a non-conference series against Lindenwood at LaBahn Arena Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's Hockey Poll

1. Minnesota

2. Wisconsin

3. Boston College

4. Cornell

5. Clarkson

6. North Dakota

7. Harvard

8. Quinnipiac

9. Mercyhurst

10. Ohio State

Receiving votes: Minnesota Duluth, Boston University, New Hampshire.