Defending NCAA runner-up Minnesota held down the top spot in the USCHO.com Preseason Division I Men's Poll released Monday afternoon. The Golden Gophers received 36 first place votes out of the 50 votes tallied. North Dakota, Providence and Boston College rounded out the top four.
Defending NCAA Champion Union College was picked fifth while fellow ECAC Hockey entrant Colgate was one spot behind in sixth. St. Cloud State, Michigan, Ferris State and Wisconsin rounded out the top 10.
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