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Union ranked 12th in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine top-15 college hockey preseason poll

By Ken Schott
Monday, September 23, 2013

Union is ranked 12th in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine top-15 men's preseason poll, it was announced Monday.

The two-time defending ECAC Hockey tournament-champion Dutchmen, who finished 10th in the final poll last season, earned 124 points.

Two other ECACH teams are ranked. NCAA champion Yale is eighth, and ECACH regular-season champion and NCAA runner-up Quinnipiac is 11th.

RPI just missed on making the top-15. The Engineers have the most points of other teams receiving votes with 80.

First-place votes in parentheses:
Rank Team Pts Last Year
1. UMass Lowell, 484 (20) 3
2. Miami, 444 (9) 6
3. Wisconsin, 364 (1) 13
4. Boston College, 359 8
5. Minnesota, 347 5
6. North Dakota, 300 7
7. Notre Dame, 285 9
8. Yale, 269 (4) 1
9. St. Cloud State, 230 4
10. Michigan, 167 NR
11. Quinnipiac, 135 2
12. Union, 124 10
13. New Hampshire, 116 11
14. Minnesota State, 110 12
15. Providence, 103 NR
Others receiving votes: RPI, 80; Denver, 74; Cornell, 32; Western Michigan, 28; Niagara, 12; Merrimack, 8; Boston University, 4; Ferris State, 4; Michigan Tech, 1.

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