North Dakota starts ’20-21 season as top-ranked team in Preseason Division I Men’s Poll

North Dakota finished the 2019-20 season 26-5-4 with a 17-4-3 mark in NCHC play (photo: Russell Hons/UND Athletics).

With 28 first-place votes, North Dakota begins the 2020-21 season as the No. 1 team in the Preseason Division I Men’s Poll.

North Dakota finished No. 2 in the final USCHO poll last March.

Second-ranked Boston College earned four first-place votes, followed by No. 3 Minnesota Duluth with three first-place nods, No. 4 Minnesota State with one, and No. 6 Cornell with four.

Denver sits No. 5 in the preseason poll.

Rounding out the top 10 are No. 7 Massachusetts, No. 8 Clarkson, No. 9 Penn State, and No. 10 Ohio State.

The rest of the poll:
11. UMass Lowell
12. Michigan
13. Quinnipiac
14. Minnesota
15. Arizona State
16. Bemidji State
17. Providence
18. Western Michigan
19. Northeastern
20. Notre Dame

In addition, 18 other teams received votes this week.