The Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey team received one first-place vote on its way to being ranked No. 10 in the first USCHO.com Division I Poll, released on Sept. 30, 2013.
Quinnipiac was ranked 11th in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Preseason Poll, released on Sept. 23. In addition, the Bobcats were ranked third in the ECAC Hockey Coaches and Media Preseason Polls. The Bobcats finished the 2012-13 season with a 30-8-5 record - good the most wins, best winning percentage and fewest losses in NCAA Division I men's ice hockey - on its way to playing for the National Championship. The Bobcats' 30 wins last season were a program record while they also won their first ECAC Hockey Cleary Cup for the Regular-Season Championship.
Quinnipiac opens the season on Sunday, Oct. 6 when it hosts St. Mary's at 2 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. The game is free to the public.
|USCHO.com Division I Poll (Sept. 30)|
|Team||(First Place Votes)||Record||Points||Last Poll|
|4||Boston College||0- 0-0||728||NR|
|7||North Dakota||0- 0-0||636||NR|
|8||Notre Dame||0- 0-0||575||NR|
|9||St. Cloud State||0- 0-0||513||NR|
|11||Minnesota State||0- 0-0||417||NR|
|13||New Hampshire||0- 0-0||354||NR|
|18||Western Michigan||0- 0-0||117||NR|
|19||Boston University||0- 0-0||113||NR|
|Others receiving votes: Cornell 80, Ferris State 67, Harvard 18, Minnesota-Duluth 18, Nebraska-Omaha 16, Air Force 14, Michigan Tech 14, Canisius 12, Colorado College 11, Ohio State 11, Alaska 10, Mercyhurst 10, Michigan State 6, Rochester Institute of Technology 5, Bowling Green 4, Brown 4, Dartmouth 2, Merrimack 2, Robert Morris 2.|