There’s a crisp feeling in the air, and fall is in full swing.

Fall means the beginnings of hockey season in the B1G. On Friday, BTN hockey analyst Pat Micheletti unveiled his preseason B1G hockey rankings.

Thanks in part to their impeccable defense, Micheletti ranked Minnesota as the top team. The Gophers are currently 2-0 on the season, and are ranked No. 2 in the nation.

Notre Dame came in Micheltti’s second spot, calling the Irish “one of the best coached teams. they play a very, very disciplined game”. The Irish made it to the final 8 last season before losing in the regional final.

The Gophers and Irish will face competition from Ohio State, who round out the top 3 on Micheletti’s list. According to the analyst, “coach Rohlik knows how to get this team to win.” It would certainly appear the OSU knows how to win, starting off the season 2-0.