BC hockey ranked No. 1 in preseason poll
|09.29.10 at 8:18 am ET|
Coming off its 2010 NCAA championship, the Boston College hockey team earned the No. 1 spot in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine preseason poll released this week. Coach Jerry York‘s Eagles had 28 of the 34 first-place votes and amassed 504 points. They sit 42 points ahead of North Dakota, which is followed by Miami (Ohio), Michigan and Yale. Other New England teams in the top 15 include Maine (7), New Hampshire (8) and Boston University (14).
BC opens the season Oct. 9 at Northeastern. The Eagles will raise their 2010 championship banner on Oct. 29 before their home opener against Merrimack.