The Crimson of Harvard were picked by six of the ECAC head coaches as the best team in the preseason poll. The Crimson return nine forwards, all six defensemen, and two goaltenders, and also add Olympian Julie Chu to their lineup.
The Dartmouth Big Green got two first place votes and were picked second in the league. The other first place vote went to defending ECAC Tournament champion and National Runners-up Brown.
St. Lawrence was picked fourth, followed by Princeton, Cornell, Colgate, Yale and Vermont.
Next season there will be ten teams in the league with the addition of Union and the year after Clarkson will join the league.