College Hockey:
CCHA polls see coaches, media disagree on top teams yet again

The CCHA preseason coaches’ poll has Notre Dame at No. 1, while the league media poll shows Michigan as the team to beat this year.

For the fifth time in seven years, the coaches and media disagree on who should own the No. 1 position in the polls. The conference’s 11 head coaches ranked Notre Dame first for the second consecutive season, while voting from 87 members of the media tabbed Michigan as the preseason favorite with 50 first-place votes.

CCHA Preseason Coaches’ Poll

School (First-place votes)
Total points
1. Notre Dame (7)105
2. Michigan (2)100
3. Western Michigan (2)97
4. Miami78
5. Ferris State67
6. Ohio State66
7. Michigan State56
8. (tie) Bowling Green43
8. (tie) Northern Michigan43
10. Alaska31
11. Lake Superior State29

CCHA Preseason Media Poll

School (First-place votes)
Total points
1. Michigan (50)903
2. Western Michigan (25)825
3. Notre Dame (9)765
4. Ferris State (3)626
5. Miami622
6. Michigan State528
7. Ohio State438
8. Northern Michigan389
9. Bowling Green264
10. Lake Superior State232
11. Alaska150

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  • FansAgainstNCHC

    I am glad these are only polls. Check this after the season as the future WCHA and Big 10 teams lead the way as the future Midwestern landscape changes.
    The NCHC ripped apart two leagues WCHA(sixty years) and CCHA (fourty years) and formed their own league in hopes of establishing that is greener pastures on the other side of the bridge, which it is not.
    The CCHA should have stayed together even without the Big teams. The AHA had four teams intrested in joining to get more scholarships from 12 to 18. But somebody had to form their own to kill the CCHA.

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