College Poll: Quinnipiac No. 1 Again this Week 2/18/13
Others receiving votes: Merrimack College, 37; University of Nebraska-Omaha, 28; Union College, 19; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 9; Dartmouth College, 6; University of Wisconsin, 3; Providence College, 1.
NOTES: Quinnipiac University takes the top spot in the poll for the second straight week … Minnesota shared the preseason No. 1 with Boston College … The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with five ranked programs this week. The Hockey East Association has four ranked teams while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association boasts three ranked programs, ECAC Hockey has two ranked squads and Atlantic Hockey has one ranked representative … A total of 20 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 18th annual USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineMen’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 five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.