Miami will likely fall out of that slot by mid october, much like the Terriers did last season. The Red Hawks lost a lot of leadership and some very skilled upperclassmen.
BU opens the Icebreaker in ten days and their first opponent in St Louis is Wisconsin, who fell all they way from #2 last year to 13th, one slot better then the Terriers.
So BU is ranked 14th, not bad for a team that did not even break the top 18 all winter long. The Terriers are coming of a down year (to their standards), but unlike last year, this season BU has something to prove. At the start of last season, BU was ranked 3rd in the nation in this same poll. I think some of the voters got it a bit wrong last fall.
In Other News
- The woman's team is ranked 6th in the land after a good, solid 4-1 exhibition win over Windsor University (Canada). USCHO's Melisssa Wade took a whole bunch of great photos from the game and put then m in a slide show on USCHO.
- Boston University coaching legend Jack Parker continues to recover from heart surgery he had over the summer. If he needs a night off behind the Terrier bench this season, associate coachMike Bavis will handle the duties, accompanied by Pertti Hasanen, who is back on Commonwealth Ave. again after pursuing other business. - The Boston Globe, Kevin Dupont
- BU will unofficially open it's season Saturday night when they take on the University of Toronto at Agganis Arena.