USA Today Preseason Poll Released


Boston College got 28 of the 34 first place votes, while 2nd place North Dakota got 4 and Miami got the remaining 2 in the USA Today preseason poll. The WCHA led the way with 6 teams in the top 15.

I have a couple complaints with the poll, starting at the bottom with Minnesota. Last year it was understandable, as the Gophers still had a lot of talent, but after losing their two most talented players as well as some good depth players, I don’t see how the Gophers can be anything but downright bad this year. Denver being ranked is also a headscratcher to me. The Pioneers have some good recruits, but they lost nearly everybody important off last year’s team, most notably Marc Cheverie and Patrick Wiercioch.

You can see the full poll here.