There is a new No. 1 team in New England Hockey Journal’s second Prep School Coaches Poll of the 2019-20 season.
After beginning and ending last season as the region’s top team, Kimball Union was upset by Kent School during this past weekend’s Phillips Exeter Invitational. Though the Wildcats were one of four teams that received first-place consideration in this week’s voting, a new team has taken over the top spot.
Nine of the teams ranked in last week’s preseason edition stayed in the top 10 and eight entered Wednesday’s games without a loss on the season. Three earned at least 120 points to top this week’s charts, while the bottom five teams were separated by just 12 points. (Teams receive 10 points for a first-place vote, nine for a second-place vote, eight for a third-place vote, etc.)