The Miami University hockey team is ranked second in the nation in this week’s USCHO poll. Miami had 837 points, trailing only Massachusetts-Lowell’s 844 points.

UMass-Lowell (19) was the only school to have more first-place votes than the RedHawks (14) in this week’s poll as well.

Miami opens the season this Saturday (Oct. 5) in an exhibition game versus Windsor, beginning at 8:05 p.m. in Steve Cady Arena.

The USCHO.com Poll consists of 50 voters, including 28 coaches from the Division I conferences and 22 beat writers and sports professionals from across the country. The poll, published weekly by the Associated Press, is a production of USCHO.com, which provides in-depth coverage of college hockey.

Complete USCHO.com Poll
1 Massachusetts-Lowell (19) - 844  
2 Miami (14) - 837  
3 Wisconsin (2) - 740   
4 Boston College - 728   
5 Minnesota (1) - 660    
6 Yale (8) - 644   
7 North Dakota - 636   
8 Notre Dame - 575   
9 St. Cloud State - 513   
10 Quinnipiac (1) - 419   
11 Michigan - 417   
11 Minnesota State - 417   
13 New Hampshire - 354   
14 Providence - 271   
15 Rensselaer - 266   
16 Union - 258   
17 Denver - 241   
18 Western Michigan - 117   
19 Boston University - 113   
20 Niagara - 94   

Others receiving votes: Cornell 80, Ferris State 67, Harvard 18, Minnesota-Duluth 18, Nebraska-Omaha 16, Air Force 14, Michigan Tech 14, Canisius 12, Colorado College 11, Ohio State 11, Alaska 10, Mercyhurst 10, Michigan State 6, RIT 5, Bowling Green 4, Brown 4, Dartmouth 2, Merrimack 2, Robert Morris 2.