Icers No. 6 in preseason USA Today poll

The University of Michigan ice hockey team is set to kickoff the 2006-07 season, and on Tuesday the USA Today/American Hockey preseason poll was released with Michigan sitting at No. 6. Michigan looks to improve on that ranking as they start their long season with two exhibition contests at Yost Ice Arena this weekend.

With the Blue/White intra-squad scrimmage already in the books, the Michigan hockey season is set to begin with the Wolverines first two exhibition contests this weekend. Already ranked No. 7 in the USCHO.com/CSTV preseason poll, the Wolverines learned on Tuesday that they have been slotted at No. 6 in the second poll, the USA Today/American Hockey men's poll.

USA Today/American Hockey preseason poll
1. Boston College (19) - 478
2. Minnesota (2) - 438
3. Wisconsin (11) - 430
4. Michigan State - 387
5. Boston (2) - 367
6. Michigan - 349
7. North Dakota - 332
8. Miami (Ohio) - 272
9. Denver - 226
10. New Hampshire - 162
11. Maine - 140
12. Harvard - 110
13. Colorado College - 77
14. Colgate - 73
15. Cornell - 55

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