Gophers Ranked No. 1 in Preseason Poll
Minnesota has won four national titles.

Sept. 17, 2012

The defending national champion Minnesota women's hockey team will begin the 2012-13 season ranked No. 1 in the Division I Women's Preseason Poll.

The Golden Gophers received all 15 first-place votes. Wisconsin, the team Minnesota beat to win the 2012 title, sits in second. Cornell, Boston College, and North Dakota round out the top five.

Minnesota finished its championship run with a 34-5-2 record. The Gophers will open the 2012-13 season against Colgate on Sept. 28 and 29.

Team (First Place) Record Pts
1 Minnesota (15) 34-5-2 150
2 Wisconsin 33-5-2 128
3 Cornell 30-5-0 109
4 Boston College 24-10-3 105
5 North Dakota 22-12-3 93
6 Boston University 23-14-1 67
7 St. Lawrence 24-10-4 41
8 Minnesota Duluth 21-14-1 33
9 Northeastern 22-7-4 30
10 Mercyhurst 23-8-3 29

Others receiving votes: Harvard 28, Clarkson 6, Providence 3, Quinnipiac 2, Robert Morris 1.

The Poll is compiled weekly and consists of 15 voters, including 14 coaches of Division I programs and one women's hockey writer.

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