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Yale, RPI Split Top Spots In ECAC Hockey Coaches and Media Polls

The defending national champion Yale Bulldogs were picked to finish first by the ECAC coaches. The league's media chose Seth Appert's RPI Engineers.

Yale players stand for the introduction of the starting lineups prior to last season's NCAA Championship Game, won by the Bulldogs.
Yale players stand for the introduction of the starting lineups prior to last season's NCAA Championship Game, won by the Bulldogs.
Justin K. Aller

ECAC Preseason Coaches Poll

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Points
1 Yale (4) 103
2 RPI (2) 102
3 Quinnipiac (2) 93
Union (2) 93
5 Cornell (1) 89
6 Harvard 67
7 Dartmouth (1) 64
8 Brown 46
9 Colgate 44
10 St. Lawrence 43
11 Princeton 26
12 Clarkson 22

ECAC Preseason Media Poll

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Points
1 RPI (4) 367
2 Yale (5) 334
3 Quinnipiac (6) 292
4 Union (3) 287
5 Cornell (1) 238

Dartmouth 238
7 St. Lawrence 212
8 Brown 188
9 Colgate 125
10 Harvard 108
11 Princeton 102
12 Clarkson 83

The league also announced its preseason All-Conference selections.

Coaches

F: Andrew Calof, Princeton

F: Kenny Agostino, Yale

F: Greg Carey, St. Lawrence

D: Joakim Ryan, Cornell

D: Shayne Gotisbehere, Union

G: Jason Kasdorf, RPI

Media

F: Matt Lorito, Brown

F: Kenny Agostino, Yale

F: Greg Carey, St. Lawrence

D: Matt Bodie, Union

D: Shayne Gotisbehere, Union

G: Jason Kasdorf, RPI

Jeff Cox covers college and junior hockey, recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.