The College Hockey News names UMass-Lowell as the team to beat in their pre-season poll. The River Hawks won Hockey East and made it to the Frozen Four a season ago. CHN has 4 HE teams in their top-10 poll.

Boston College is listed #4, the new kid in Hockey East-Notre Dame is picked #7 and Nate Leeman's Providence College Friars are #9.

Keep in mind, last season's national champion, the Yale Bulldogs were not in anyone's pre-season poll and came out of a #15 NCAA seed to win the title in April. New UMaine head coach Red Gendron was an assistant coach with Yale.

Next Tuesday we will get a snapshot look at what Hockey East coaches think about UMass-Lowell and other teams in the league when media day is held in Boston.

Here's the College Hockey News Top 10 Poll....

1. UMass Lowell

2. Miami(Ohio)

3. Wisconsin

4. Boston College

5. North Dakota

6. Minnesota

7. Notre Dame

8. Michigan

9. Providence

10. Minnesota State