Adrian College has been selected as the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association's No. 1 team, according to the league's 2008-09 preseason coaches poll.
The Bulldogs received 49 points, garnering all possible first-place votes from the league's eight head coaches (coaches could not vote for their own team). Adrian had arguably the greatest season ever for a first-year NCAA program last season, going 26-3-0 in winning MCHA regular season and Harris Cup titles.
The Bulldogs spent most of the campaign in the national polls and found themselves No. 9 in the final poll of the year. Not only did they lose no seniors from last year's squad, but they are set to return the top three point-producers at the NCAA D-III level last year in captain Adam Krug (77 points on 30g/47a), Shawn Skelly (74 points on 30g/44a) and Eric Miller (69 points on 29a and an NCAA-best 40g).
Adrian also had the nation's highest-scoring offense at 7.59 goals per game (second was 4.88 gpg) and carries a 20-game winning streak into the new campaign.