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ECAC Hockey Preseason Polls Released: Harvard, Yale Split Top Billing

Harvard was picked to finish first in a vote by the league coaches.
Harvard was picked to finish first in a vote by the league coaches.
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There was a differing of opinion between the league coaches and members of the media when the ECAC Hockey announced the preseason polls on Tuesday morning.

Defending ECAC Hockey Tournament Champion Harvard topped the 2015 ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches' Poll while Yale came out on top in the ECAC Hockey Preseason Media Poll. While the coaches and media disagreed on who the top team in the league would be, there was no such disagreement in terms of the top four teams.

The order wasn't the same in each poll, but coaches and media both picked Harvard, St. Lawrence, Yale and Quinnipiac to finish in the all-important top four that would guarantee a first round bye in the ECAC Hockey Playoffs.

The ECAC Hockey media also released the 2015 Preseason All-ECAC Hockey Team. Harvard senior Jimmy Vesey, Union junior Mike Vecchione and Quinnipiac junior Sam Anas were the three forwards selected. St. Lawrence junior Gavin Bayreuther and Yale senior Rob O'Gara were pegged on defense. Yale junior goaltender Alex Lyon was also named to the team.

2015 ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches' Poll

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Points 2014-15 Record
1 Harvard (9) 119 21-13-3 (11-8-3 ECAC)
2 St. Lawrence (1) 102 20-14-3 (14-7-1 ECAC)
3 Yale 99 18-10-5 (12-6-4 ECAC)
4 Quinnipiac 93 23-12-4 (16-3-3 ECAC)
5 Colgate 90 22-12-4 (11-7-4 ECAC)
6 Union 65 18-18-2 (8-13-1 ECAC)
7 Cornell 55 11-14-6 (9-9-4 ECAC)
8 Clarkson 47 12-20-5 (8-11-3 ECAC)
9 Dartmouth 41 17-12-4 (12-8-2 ECAC)
10 Rensselaer 36 12-26-3 (8-12-2 ECAC)
11 Brown 34 8-20-3 (5-14-3 ECAC)
12 Princeton 11 4-23-3 (2-18-2 ECAC)

2015 ECAC Hockey Preseason Media Poll

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Points 2014-15 Record
1 Yale (10) 325 18-10-5 (12-6-4 ECAC)
2 Quinnipiac (10) 322 23-12-4 (16-3-3 ECAC)
3 Harvard (9) 306 21-13-3 (11-8-3 ECAC)
4 St. Lawrence (1) 268 20-14-3 (14-7-1 ECAC)
5 Colgate 257 22-12-4 (11-7-4 ECAC)
6 Union 177 18-18-2 (8-13-1 ECAC)
7 Dartmouth 149 17-12-4 (12-8-2 ECAC)
8 Clarkson 143 12-20-5 (8-11-3 ECAC)
9 Cornell 139 11-14-6 (9-9-4 ECAC)
10 Rensselaer 124 12-26-3 (8-12-2 ECAC)
11 Brown 97 8-20-3 (5-14-3 ECAC)
12 Princeton 34 4-23-3 (2-18-2 ECAC)