Miami University (OH) has been picked in the inaugural preseason National Collegiate Hockey Conference poll to finish first in the league. St. Cloud State is picked to finish third.

The Huskies received four first place votes, while second place North Dakota received five.

POLL:
1. Miami University (7)     115 pts
2. North Dakota (5)           109
3. SCSU   (4)                    99
4. Denver                          66
5.  Western Michigan       61
6. Minnesota Duluth         43
7. Colorado College         42
8. Nebraska-Omaha        41