Mercyhurst collected nine points and three first-place votes to top the CHA preseason poll of the four league coaches.
Syracuse, last year’s tournament runners-up to Mercyhurst, and Niagara were both chosen second by the coaches. The Purple Eagles and the Orange each collected six points, while Niagara earned the last first place vote by the coaches.
Robert Morris was chosen fourth by the coaches and earned three points.
Team (First-place votes)
|1. Mercyhurst (3)||9|
|2 (tie). Niagara (1)||6|
|2 (tie). Syracuse||6|
|4. Robert Morris||3|