The two finalists in the 2012 CHA title game finished 1-2 in the annual preseason coaches’ poll, but the runner-up (Mercyhurst) was named the the top team and the league champion from last spring (Robert Morris) came in second.
|School (First-place votes)|
|1. Mercyhurst (4)|
|2. Robert Morris (2)|
|4. Rochester Institute of Technology|
|6. Penn State|