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Gophers rated No. 2 in USCHO.com preseason hockey poll

  • Blog Post by: Roman Augustoviz
  • October 1, 2012 - 3:38 PM

The second major national hockey poll is out.

And the Gophers are a distant No. 2 behind Boston College, the defending NCAA champion.

BC received 35 votes for the top spot, the Gophers 12 and Michigan three.

Last week the Gophers and BC were tied for first in the USA Today preseason poll.

Who is No. 1 could be decided on the ice in December. Boston College is the Mariucci Classic and will play the Gophers on the second day of their holiday tournament. The Eagles beat the Gophers 6-1 in the semifinal of the Frozen Four last April.

USCHO.com poll

1 Boston College (35) 33-10-1 972
2 Minnesota (12) 28-14-1 937
3 Michigan ( 3) 24-13-4 857
4 North Dakota 26-13-3 826
5 Union 26- 8-7 789
6 Cornell 19- 9-7 631
7 Massachusetts-Lowell 24-13-1 599
8 Denver 25-14-4 566
9 Miami 24-15-2 553
10 Western Michigan 21-14-6 516
11 Ferris State 26-12-5 472
12 Minnesota-Duluth 25-10-6 460
13 Boston University 23-15-1 413
14 Notre Dame 19-18-3 395
15 Maine 23-14-3 234
16 Michigan State 19-16-4 219
17 Harvard 13-10-11 213
18 Wisconsin 17-18-2 202
19 Air Force 21-11-7 116
20 Colorado College 18-16-2 81


 

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