Reigning national champion Clarkson takes No. 1 spot in Preseason Division I Women’s Poll

 (Jim Rosvold)
Clarkson won the 2018 national championship with a 2-1 overtime win over Colgate (photo: Jim Rosvold).

Defending national champion Clarkson earned 14 first-place votes in this week’s Preseason Division I Women’s Poll.

No. 4 Boston College garnered the other first-place vote.

Wisconsin comes in at No. 2, while Minnesota sits No. 3.

Last season’s national runner-up Colgate is No. 5, followed by Cornell at No. 6, Ohio State No. 7, Northeastern at No. 8, Minnesota Duluth ninth and Mercyhurst rounding out the top 10.