Men's hockey No. 8 in first USCHO poll

Badgers finished 2003-04 No. 11 in USCHO rankings

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association owns spots four through eight in the preseason U.S. College Hockey Online men's hockey top 15 poll, released Tuesday.

Minnesota-Duluth leads the charge at No. 4, followed by defending league champ North Dakota, defending league playoff champ Minnesota, defending national champion Denver, and Wisconsin. Those five are also in the top eight of the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, released Monday afternoon.

A sixth WCHA team, Colorado College, graces each poll as well. USCHO ranks the Tigers No. 14; USA Today/USA Hockey No. 12.

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