Boston College Hockey Ranked #4 in CHN Preseason Top 10

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

UMass-Lowell takes the #1 spot

College Hockey News released their preseason top 10 on Monday, and it's chock full of Hockey East, with UMass Lowell (#1), Boston College (#4), Notre Dame (#7) and Providence (#9) making the list.

Here's what the venerable college hockey scribes had to say about the Eagles:

As always the Eagles refuse to rebuild, and instead will reload - only this time they'll do so with one of the top freshman classes in the country.

Up front, Chris Calnan and Ryan Fitzgerald will contribute to an offense that already includes a Hobey hopeful in junior Johnny Gaudreau, as well as big, menacing seniors Kevin Hayes and Bill Arnold.

Defensively, Ian McCoshen and Steve Santini will challenge to add to an already deep defensive crew that features sophomores Michael Matheson and Teddy Doherty, and senior Isaac MacLeod. Highly-touted freshman goaltender Thatcher Demko will have every opportunity to seize the starting job for BC, though he'll have to fight off junior Brian Billett.

The complete top 10:

1. UMass-Lowell
2. Miami
3. Wisconsin
4. Boston College
5. North Dakota
6. Minnesota
7. Notre Dame
8. Michigan
9. Providence
10. Minnesota State

What do you think of the poll? Do you agree with BC's high ranking, even with all the freshmen, or do you think there will be a learning curve before BC can be ranked among the nation's best? Do you think Providence is a top 10 team? Is UMass-Lowell the national championship favorite?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join BC Interruption

You must be a member of BC Interruption to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at BC Interruption. You should read them.

Join BC Interruption

You must be a member of BC Interruption to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at BC Interruption. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker