College Poll: Quinnipiac University Tops (USA Today/USA Hockey)
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Men’s College Hockey Poll – #18
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Others receiving votes: University of Nebraska-Omaha, 29; Dartmouth College, 13; Merrimack College, 9; University of Alaska, 7; University of Wisconsin, 7.
NOTES: Quinnipiac University takes the top spot in the poll for the first-time ever this week … Minnesota shared the preseason No. 1 with Boston College … Niagara University enters the poll for the first time this season … 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.