Penn State received 19 of 35 first-place votes to come in as this year's pick for the top spot in the 2007-08 preseason ranking of ACHA teams.
Illinois came in at No. 2, receiving two first-place votes, while defending ACHA Division 1 national champion Oakland received 13 first-place votes and came in at No. 3.
The rankings have expanded this season to include the top 25 teams, up from 20.
The first ranking of the regular season will be released on Friday, Oct. 5.
Other Michigan schools that earned a preseason ranking:
No. 12 - Michigan-Dearborn
No. 17 - Western Michigan
No. 18 - Eastern Michigan
Adrian also received votes.