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Tigers Top WCHA Pre-season Poll

WCHA coaches, in their annual poll, have tabbed Colorado College to win its fourth straight regular season league championship.

The Tigers got seven first-place votes. Minnesota, Denver and St. Cloud State, which finished behind CC in that order, each picked up one first-place vote.

North Dakota was fifth followed by Minnesota-Duluth, Michigan Tech, Wisconsin, Alaska-Anchorage and Northern Michigan.

Coaches do not vote for their own team.

1996-97 WCHA Coaches Poll

 1. Colorado College (7)  156
2. Minnesota (1) 140
3. Denver (1) 130
4. St. Cloud State (1) 98
5. North Dakota 96
6. Minnesota-Duluth 92
7. Michigan Tech 68
8. Wisconsin 66
9. Alaska-Anchorage 30
10. Northern Michigan 24

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