Boston College on top of first poll of 2010-11 season

Almost six months later, Boston College is still No. 1.

The Eagles, who won the 2010 NCAA championship in April, are the top team in the first Division I Men’s Poll of the 2010-11 season.

They received 45 first-place votes from the panel of 50 coaches and media members to lead the way.

Related link: Division I Men’s Poll — Oct. 4, 2010

North Dakota picked up three first-place votes to place second, while Miami got the top spot on two ballots and finished third.

St. Cloud State and Michigan round out the top five.

Boston College was 12th in last season’s inaugural poll before a season that ended with the school’s fourth national championship. This year, the No. 12 spot belongs to Alaska.

Thirty-six of the 58 Division I teams received at least one vote.