Badgers tabbed No. 2 in national preseason polls


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<b>The women's hockey team will start the new season as the nation's No. 2 team.</b>

ON WISCONSIN
The women's hockey team will start the new season as the nation's No. 2 team.
ON WISCONSIN

Sept. 18, 2012

MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin women's hockey team was picked second in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine preseason polls that were released on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

The Badgers finished the 2011-12 season in the No. 2 spot in both polls.

Three other teams from the WCHA were ranked in the top-10, with Minnesota taking both unanimous No. 1 selections. North Dakota was tabbed fifth in both, while Minnesota Duluth was picked seventh in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll and eighth in the USCHO.com poll.

Wisconsin opens its season with a pair of WCHA games against Minnesota State in Mankato, Minn., starting on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

USCHO.com Poll - Sept. 17, 2012
No. Team (First Place) Points 2011-12 Record
1 Minnesota (15) 150 34-5-2
2 Wisconsin 128 33-5-2
3 Cornell 109 30-5-0
4 Boston College 105 24-10-3
5 North Dakota 93 22-12-3
6 Boston University 67 23-14-1
7 St. Lawrence 41 24-10-4
8 Minnesota Duluth 33 21-14-1
9 Northeastern 30 22-7-4
10 Mercyhurst 29 23-8-3
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll - Sept. 18, 2012
No. Team (First Place) Points 2011-12 Record
1 Minnesota (19) 190 34-5-2
2 Wisconsin 170 35-5-2
3 Cornell 140 30-5-0
4 Boston College 127 24-10-3
5 North Dakota 108 22-12-3
6 Boston University 87 23-14-1
7 Minnesota Duluth 49 21-14-1
8 Harvard 45 22-9-1
9 St. Lawrence 43 24-10-4
10 Mercyhurst 40 23-8-3
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