By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff
The Boston University men’s hockey team has been ranked 14th in the preseason USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.
The Terriers received 69 points, placing them fourth among Hockey East teams. Boston College was ranked first with 504 points, the University of Maine seventh with 281 and the University of New Hampshire eighth with 206. Three other Hockey East teams received votes without cracking the top 15 — the University of Vermont (28), Northeastern University (14) and Merrimack College (2).
BU’s first opponent of the regular season — the University of Wisconsin — was ranked 13th with 115 points. The University of Notre Dame, whom the Terriers could face on the second day of the season-opening Warrior Ice Breaker Tournament, received 43 votes and missed the top 15 by one spot.