Skip to main content

UMD, MSU ranked ahead of Gophers; Michigan picked to win Big Ten

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Minnesota's college hockey landscape is once again stacked entering the 2015-16 season.

In the preseason poll released Monday, the Minnesota Gophers are ranked behind the Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks and Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, who came in at No. 2 trailing only Boston College.

Minnesota State is ranked sixth, three spots ahead of the ninth-ranked Gophers.

St. Cloud State came in at No. 17 in the poll.

A record ten teams received at least one first place vote. Boston College led the way with 19 first-place votes followed by UMD (12) and Boston University (6). Providence also got six first-place votes but came in seventh in the poll. Minnesota State and the Gophers each received one vote for the top spot.

Michigan picked to win Big Ten

Despite Minnesota being ranked ahead of Michigan in the USCHO poll, the Wolverines were tabbed as the preseason favorite to win the Big Ten title this season.

The vote was conducted by Big Ten coaches, who picked Minnesota to finish second. Michigan State, Penn State, Ohio State and Wisconsin round out the six-team conference order.

Gophers forwards Hudson Fasching and Justin Kloos were picked as preseason players to watch. Fasching was a unanimous selection.

Minnesota opens the season Oct. 10 against Vermont.

Next Up


Ringo Starr's late cancellation of MN show was because he has COVID-19

The Beatles drummer was due to perform in Minnesota Sunday.

Screen Shot 2022-10-03 at 4.32.58 PM

Fire destroys cafe, two other business properties in downtown Fairfax

A former pizza joint was also destroyed, while two other properties were damaged.

Hennepin County Medical Center, HCMC

Woman dies from injuries in crash that killed her husband, another man

The couple in their 80s died in the collision near Lake Lillian.

CPAP masks

2 Park Nicollet employees convicted of embezzling $500,000

The pair worked at a CPAP clinic in St. Louis Park.


No Jingle Ball this year? Twin Cities left off iHeartRadio holiday tour

The annual touring event usually visits the Xcel Energy Center.

Target store

Target gives first look at some of its Deal Days discounts

The Minneapolis retailer is holding its Deal Days event earlier than ever, in an attempt to drive sales after a turbulent year.

Screen Shot 2022-10-03 at 11.03.12 AM

Man dies after crashing truck into western Wisconsin lake

The victim was unable to make it to shore despite being able to get out of his truck.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Sheriff: Man who didn't return to campsite died in ATV crash

It happened at the Foothills State Forest and Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area

Richard Liu, aka Liu Qiangdong

Chinese billionaire settles lawsuit over alleged rape in Minneapolis

The tech billionaire was accused of sexually assaulting a University of Minnesota student in 2018.

US Navy Flickr - COVID hospital PPE nurse

Frontline worker payments: Over a million Minnesotans to get $487.45

Gov. Tim Walz says the payments will start going out on Wednesday.


Ed Sheeran to bring North America stadium tour to Minneapolis

It's the second show announced for the Vikings stadium in 2023.