Hockey East coaches have been polled and Boston College is considered the team to beat in league play. The UMaine Black Bears are projected as the 10th place team.

Coach Jerry York and his Eagles got 7 of the 12 first place votes. BU and Providence were the other first place vote getters.

HE COACHES POLL:

1.    Boston College (7)     115

2.    Boston U. (3)              107

3.    Providence (2)             95

4.    UMass Lowell              92

5.    Northeastern               76

6.    UNH                            74

7.    Notre Dame                72

8.    Vermont                      57

9.    UConn                        34

10.  UMaine                       29

11.  Merrimack                  27

12.  UMass                       14

2015 Hockey East Preseason Media Poll:

Rank Team (First Place Votes) Points 2014-15 Record
1 Boston College (20) 397 21-14-3 (12-7-3 HE)
2 Boston University (7) 374 28-8-5 (14-5-3 HE)
3 UMass Lowell (5) 344 21-12-6 (11-7-4 HE)
4 Providence (2) 328 26-13-2 (13-8-1 HE)
5 Notre Dame (1) 250 18-19-5 (10-7-5 HE)
6 Vermont 237 22-15-4 (10-9-3 HE)
7 Northeastern 217 16-16-4 (11-9-2 HE)
8 New Hampshire 187 19-19-2 (10-11-1 HE)
9 Connecticut 142 10-19-7 (7-11-4 HE)
10 Merrimack 119 16-18-4 (5-14-3 HE)
11 Maine 87 14-22-3 (8-12-2 HE)
12 Massachusetts 48 11-23-2 (5-16-1 HE)