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WIH Ranked First in Preseason Hockey East Coaches Poll and Second in National Polls




Sept. 24, 2013

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College women's ice hockey team was chosen as the top team in Hockey East and the second-ranked team in the nation in the preseason polls announced this past week.

On Sept. 17 the Eagles were ranked No. 2 in the nation in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine preseason poll, and on Sept. 23 they received the same ranking in the USCHO.com preseason poll. BC received one first place vote in each of the polls. The No. 2 ranking for BC marks the highest preseason national ranking in program history.

BC will face four of the top ten teams during the season: Boston University, Cornell, Harvard and Northeastern.

The Eagles were also chosen for the top spot in the 2013-14 Women's Hockey East Preseason Coaches Poll, garnering seven of the eight first place votes for their second straight preseason Hockey East No. 1 ranking.

USCHO.com Division 1 Women’s Poll

Rank Team (First Place Votes)    Points
1 Minnesota (14)    149
2 Boston College (1)    133
3 Clarkson              99
4 Cornell                84
5 Boston University    83
6 Wisconsin    74
7 Mercyhurst    65
8 North Dakota    62
9 Harvard    38
10 Northeastern    21











USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll

Rank Team (First Place) 2012-13 Final Ranking    2012-13 Record (W-L-T)
1 University of Minnesota, 179 (18)               1                41-0-0
2 Boston College, 160 (1)               3                27-7-3
3 Clarkson University, 106               7                28-10-0
4 Boston University, 102               2                28-6-3
5 University of North Dakota, 100               5                26-12-1
6 Cornell University, 96               4                27-6-1
7 University of Wisconsin, 94              10                23-10-2
8 Mercyhurst University, 70               6                29-7-1
9 Harvard University, 41               8                24-7-3
10 Northeastern University, 20               9                23-11-2

2013-2014 WHEA Preaseason Poll

Rank Team (1st Place Votes)   Pts.
1 Boston College (7)   56
2 Boston University (1)   48
3 Northeastern   41
4 Providence   38
5 New Hampshie   34
6 Vermont   29
7 Maine   19
8 Connecticut   15

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