Quinnipiac takes top spot in ECAC coaches, media preseason polls

Defending ECAC champion Quinnipiac was tabbed the No. 1 team in the ECAC preseason coaches and media polls heading into the 2016-17 season (photo: John Crouch/J. Alexander Imaging).

Defending ECAC champion Quinnipiac is once again the top team in the conference, according to two polls released Monday.

The Bobcats came in the top slot in both the coaches and media polls.

ECAC Preseason Coaches Poll

School (First-place votes)Total points
1. Quinnipiac (6)110
2. St. Lawrence (4)102
3. Harvard96
4. Clarkson88
5. Yale (1)84
6. Cornell (1)75
7. Union71
8. Rensselaer51
9. Dartmouth41
10. Brown31
11. Colgate22
12. Princeton21

ECAC Preseason Media Poll

School (First-place votes)Total points
1. Quinnipiac (12)288
2. St. Lawrence (8)280
3. Harvard (3)257
4. Yale222
5. Cornell (1)216
6. Clarkson (3)214
7. Rensselaer166
8. Union160
9. Dartmouth110
10. Colgate85
11. Brown62
12. Princeton59

In addition, the media also selected a preseason all-conference team.

ECAC Preseason All-Conference Team

Tim CliftonFQuinnipiac
Alexander KerfootFHarvard
Mike VecchioneFUnion
Gavin BayreutherDSt. Lawrence
Connor CliftonDQuinnipiac
Kyle HaytonGSt. Lawrence


  1. We are bringing in 4 forwards and 2 defensemen. No goalies. We certainly could use better goaltending play from the guys who are here. And we could use a few puck carrying D men for sure


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