MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was picked 10th in the nation in the preseason poll which was released on Monday afternoon.
    The Wildcats garnered 397 points in the poll, coming in right ahead of conference rival University of Maine and right behind the Denver Pioneers of the WCHA.
    UNH, who finished the season as the No. 13 ranked team in last season’s poll, is coming off its 10 straight 20+ win season with a 20-13-6 record in 2005-2006 and a 14-7-6 record in conference play. The ‘Cats qualified for the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight season last year and return 75% of the scoring from last season’s team, including four of the top six scorers from the 05-06 roster.
    The Wildcats were ranked ninth in both the poll, as well as the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll to start the 2005-2006 season.
    The Networks Poll consists of 40 voters, including 28?coaches from the Division I conferences and 12 beat writers from across the country. The poll, published weekly by the Associated Press, is a joint production of and CSTV Networks. Division I Men's Poll
Minneapolis, Minn./September 25, 2006

Rk.    Team (FPV)      
1.       Wisconsin (17)  
          Boston College (10)
3.       Minnesota (5)
4.       Boston U. (3)
5.       Michigan State (1)   
6.       North Dakota (1) 
7.       Michigan  (2)  
8.       Miami         
9.       Denver       
10.     New Hampshire   
11.     Maine          
12.     Harvard                  
13.     Cornell                        
14.     Colgate (1)          
15.     Colorado College   
16.     St. Cloud State   
17.     Ohio State       
18.     Dartmouth      
19.     Northern Michigan    
20.     Clarkson       
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