UNO is picked to finish eighth in the first preseason media poll released Thursday by the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
The Mavericks received 41 points in the voting of 16 media members covering the eight schools. The Mavs are separated from sixth-place Minnesota-Duluth by two points and from seventh-place Colorado College by one point.
Miami (Ohio) took the top spot, earning seven first-place votes and 115 points. North Dakota is second with five first-place votes and 109 points followed by St. Cloud State in third with four first-place votes and 99 points. Denver is in fourth with 66 points and Western Michigan came in fifth with 61 points.
Nebraska Omaha opens the regular season October 11th hosting Bentley at 7:30 p.m.