Inside College Hockey released its preseason top 10 with Colorado College coming in at No. 8 thanks to the return of leading scorer Jaden Schwartz, which INCH listed as a preseason Hobey Baker hopeful, a deep group of forwards and a high regard for goalie Joe Howe.
Miami, soon to be a league rival in the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference in 2013, was No. 1, followed by Notre Dame, North Dakota, Yale and Denver.
CC nonconference foe Union (Dec. 31) is No. 6 followed by Boston University, CC, Minnesota-Duluth and No. 10 Michigan.
According to these rankings, CC has seven games (four vs DU) against top 10 foes.