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2011-2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #2

2011-10-21


PENN STATE VAULTS TO THE TOP FOR THE 1ST TIME SINCE 2007

UNION LAKE, MI - Penn State University climbed to the top spot in the 2011-2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #2, after a pair of blowout wins (12-0 Lebanon Valley and 11-0 Illinois) and an impressive two-game sweep on the Big Pond at Illlinois.  The Nittany Lions received 30 of 45 first-place votes and are ranked #1 for the first time since the 2007-2008 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #1 was released on October 5, 2007.

 

Five other teams garnered first-place votes, with #2 Lindenwood (6), #3 Ohio (4), #4 Arizona State (2), #5 Delaware (1), and #9 Liberty (2) receiving the other 15 first-place votes.

 

The third ranking of the regular season will be released on Friday, November 4.

 

The 2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships will be hosted March 3-7 by Kent State University and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission at Hoover Arena in Strongsville, OH.  The field has expanded from 16 to 20 teams beginning with this tournament.

 

2011-2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #2

Rank

School Name

1st Votes

Record

Pts

Previous

1

Penn State

30

3-0-0

986

4

2

Lindenwood

6

3-1-0

944

1

3

Ohio

4

6-1-0

911

3

4

Arizona State

2

8-1-0

891

7

5

Delaware

1

6-0-1

860

6

6

Davenport

 

1-2-0

774

2

7

Oklahoma

 

8-2-0

751

8

8

Iowa State

 

9-0-1

747

9

9

Liberty

2

8-0-2

735

13

10

Rhode Island

 

7-1-0

624

10

11

Adrian

 

5-2-1

603

5

12

Robert Morris (IL)

 

6-1-0

580

14

13

Minot State

 

3-3-1

526

12

14

Illinois

 

3-4-0

450

16

15

Stony Brook

 

5-1-0

446

17

16

Oakland

 

4-5-0

425

11

17

Canton

 

6-0-0

399

18

18

Central Oklahoma

 

5-4-0

330

15

19

Kent State

 

7-2-0

305

19

20

Rutgers

 

4-2-2

231

20

21

Robert Morris (PA)

 

5-2-0

166

24

22

Navy

 

6-2-2

149

23

23

Arizona

 

1-3-1

143

22

24

West Chester

 

5-2-0

125

25

25

West Virginia

 

2-6-0

62

NR

 

Others receiving votes:  Drexel, Niagara, Michigan-Dearborn, Buffalo, Oswego State, Pittsburgh, and North Dakota State.