The Union College men’s ice hockey team was ranked No. 5 in the first USCHO.com poll released on Monday afternoon. The No. 5 ranking is the highest preseason ranking in the program’s 22 year history at the Division I level. Union has appeared in the USCHO.com poll for 64 consecutive weeks since the Dec. 7, 2009 rankings, extending a school record. The Dutchmen earned 789 points in the poll, and were the highest ranked ECAC Hockey team, above No. 6 Cornell (631 points).