With 28 first-place votes, North Dakota begins the 2020-21 season as the No. 1 team in the USCHO.com 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
15. Arizona State
16. Bemidji State
18. Western Michigan
20. Notre Dame
In addition, 18 other teams received votes this week.