Boston College favored in Hockey East coaches’ poll, media poll

Hockey East announced the 2012-13 men’s preseason coaches’ poll on Tuesday.

Boston College is favored for the fifth consecutive season with 90 points and nine first-place votes.

Massachusetts-Lowell is second and Boston University sits third. New Hampshire is fourth and received the other first-place vote.

School (First-place votes)Total points
1. Boston College (9)90
2. Massachusetts-Lowell74
3. Boston University73
4. New Hampshire (1)63
5. Maine56
6 (tie). Northeastern44
6 (tie). Providence44
8. Merrimack38
9. Massachusetts35
10. Vermont23

In addition, the Hockey East media also picked BC to win the conference and also named a preseason All-Hockey East Team.

School (First-place votes)Total points
1. Boston College (21)243
2. Massachusetts-Lowell (3)219
3. Boston University189
4. New Hampshire166
5. Providence141
6. Maine (1)137
7. Merrimack96
8. Northeastern87
9. Massachusetts70
10. Vermont27
Joey DiamondMaineFSr.
Johnny GaudreauBoston CollegeFSo.
Matt NietoBoston UniversityFJr.
Scott WilsonMassachusetts-LowellFSo.
Garrett NoonanBoston UniversityDJr.
Chad RuhwedelMassachusetts-LowellDJr.
Parker MilnerBoston CollegeGSr.