Seven teams received first-place votes in Monday’s USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll, but Notre Dame tallied the most votes and starts the season ranked No. 1 in the nation.
Notre Dame earned 11 No. 1 votes, while No. 2 Miami registered 12 first-place votes.
North Dakota finished third and had five first-place votes, Denver comes in at No. 4, while Boston College, with two No. 1 votes, starts the year at No. 5.
Michigan garnered the sixth spot, Colorado College gets No. 7, defending national champion Minnesota-Duluth sits in the eighth rank with 10 first-place votes, Yale took one first-place vote and is No. 9 and Boston University rounds out the top 10 with two first-place nods from the voters.
Union, New Hampshire, Western Michigan, Nebraska-Omaha and Merrimack start the second ten in that respective order, while 16-20 consists of Maine, Wisconsin, Rensselaer, Minnesota and Cornell.
After the top 20, 15 other teams also received votes.