UMD #1, St.Cloud #4 in pre-season hockey poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2018-19 Men’s College Hockey Poll – Preseason #1

(First-place votes in parentheses)

Rank
School
Final 2017-18 Rank
2017-18 Record
Weeks in Top 15
1. University of Minnesota Duluth, 505 (30) 3 25-16-3 1
2. Ohio State University, 456 (3) 2 26-10-5 1
3. University of Notre Dame, 431 1 28-10-2 1
4. St. Cloud State University, 379 (1) 6 25-9-6 1
5. Providence College, 369 8 24-12-4 1
6. University of Michigan, 355 4 22-15-3 1
7. Cornell University, 296 7 25-6-2 1
8. Boston University, 243 11 22-14-4 1
9. Boston College, 233 20-14-3 1
10. Minnesota State University, 189 9 29-10-1 1
11. University of Denver, 153 5 23-10-8 1
12. University of North Dakota, 147 17-13-10 1
13. University of Minnesota, 100 19-17-2 1
14. Princeton University, 72 19-13-4 1
15. Penn State University, 45 13 18-15-5 1

Others Receiving Votes: Northeastern University, 44; Western Michigan University, 24; Clarkson University, 22; Michigan Tech University, 7; University of Massachusetts, 6; University of Northern Michigan, 3; Harvard University, 2; United States Air Force Academy, 2; Union College, 1; Western Michigan University, 1.

Notes: Defending NCAA national champion, University of Minnesota Duluth, is number one with 505 points and 30 first-place votes…The Big Ten leads the way with five teams in the rankings, while the NCHC is next with four. The Hockey East Association has three teams ranked, while ECAC Hockey has two and the WCHA has one.

About the Poll: The 24th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the six NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

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