Coming off a national championship last season, Minnesota Duluth has been voted by the media as the favorite to capture the 2018-19 Penrose Cup, awarded to the NCHC regular-season champions, as the NCHC preseason poll was unveiled Monday.
The Bulldogs received 20 of a possible 27 first-place votes and totaled 209 voting points.
A total of 27 ballots were submitted by local media members from each school, as well as select national media.
2018-19 NCHC Media Preseason Poll
|School (First-place votes)||Voting points|
|1. Minnesota Duluth (20)||209|
|2. St. Cloud State (6)||182|
|3. North Dakota||150|
|4. Western Michigan||121|
|5. Denver (1)||115|
|6. Colorado College||98|