|Matt Nieto was named to|
the preseason All-Hockey
East team by the media.
(Photo by Matt Dresens)
Today, the Hockey East Coaches Poll was released and BU was slotted to finish third in the conference. Defending National Champion, Boston College was not surprisingly picked first, receiving 9 of 10 first place votes. UNH picked up the other first place vote.
Lowell was notched at two and following BU, it was UNH, Maine, Northeastern/Providence, Merrimack, UMass, and Vermont.
The Coaches Poll closely mirrors the Media Poll that was released yesterday. The Hockey East writers saw the league shaping up as follows: BC (21), Lowell (3), BU, UNH, Providence, Maine (1), Merrimack, Northeastern, UMass, Vermont.
In the Media poll, Garret Noonan and Matt Nieto were named to the preseason All-Hockey East Team.
In Other News
Yesterday, the USA Today Preseason poll was released. BU was ranked 13th, in the 15 team poll. Shockingly, Boston College was ranked number one. Kinda. They actually tied with Minnesota for the number one slot with 476 points. BC picked up 20 first place vote, UofM was handed 12 and third place Michigan received the other two. North Dakota and Union rounded out the top five.