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PSU men’s hockey has highest preseason ranking ever at No. 9

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The Penn State men’s hockey team, which won the Big Ten championship last year, is ranked No. 9 in the nation in the Division I poll released Monday by USCHO.com.

This is the highest preseason ranking in program history, besting the No. 10 ranking the Nittany Lions prior to the 2017-18 campaign.

Penn State also has been ranked for 64 consecutive poll weeks, going back to November of 2107.

PSU is the highest-ranked Big Ten team. These are the other four ranked teams from the conference:

**Ohio State No. 10

**Michigan No. 12

**Minnesota No. 14

**Notre Dame No. 20

North Dakota is ranked No. 1, with 28 of 40 first-place votes. Boston College is No. 2, Minnesota Duluth No. 3 and Minnesota State No. 4.

Coach Guy Gadowsky returns for his ninth season as Penn State’s head coach, and 21st season as a college head coach. He has a record of 132-106-23 with the Lions.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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