Union College finished last season as the best hockey team in the country after winning its first NCAA Division I Championship. However, the Dutchmen aren't even picked to win the ECAC in the preseason coaches poll.

RPI was picked to finish 10th, one year after finishing 7th. Colgate was picked to win the league due to a large amount of contributing returners. Read more from Pete Dougherty of the Times Union here.

Preseason Info: Also courtesy of the Times Union

1: Colgate (7) 117

2: Union (4) 103

3: Cornell (1) 90

4: Yale 87

5: Quinnipiac 82

6: Dartmouth 67

7: Brown 61

8: Clarkson 58

9: Harvard 52

10: RPI 40

11: St. Lawrence 24

12: Princeton 11

Preseason all-conference team

G: Colin Stevens (Union)

D: Gavin Bayreuther (St. Lawrence); Joakim Ryan (Cornell)

F: Daniel Ciampini (Union); Matthew Peca (Quinnipiac); Jimmy Vesey (Harvard)