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Boston College, UMass-Lowell Share First Place in Hockey East Preseason Coaches Poll

The defending champions from UMass-Lowell were the top ranked team in the Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association, but will have to share that honor with Boston College in the Preseason Coaches Poll.

UMass-Lowell senior forward Joseph Pendenza celebrates a goal with his teammates during last season's Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, Pa.
UMass-Lowell senior forward Joseph Pendenza celebrates a goal with his teammates during last season's Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Justin K. Aller

Hockey East announced the results of its Preseason Coaches Poll at the league's Media Day at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. on Tuesday, September 24.

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Points
1 UMass-Lowell (7) 104
Boston College (4) 104
3 New Hampshire 84
Notre Dame 84
5 Providence 79
6 Boston University 67
7 Merrimack 54
8 Maine 45
9 Vermont 34
10 UMass-Amherst 32
11 Northeastern 28

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