2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #3

2012-10-11


OHIO UNIVERSITY TIGHTENS ITS GRIP ON THE #1 SPOT

UNION LAKE, MI – For the second consecutive ranking, Ohio University is the #1 ranked team in the country.  The Bobcats received 38 out of 50 first-places votes to claim the top spot in the 2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #3.  #2 Arizona State lost a little bit of ground to Ohio but still received 10 first-place votes and maintained its highest ranking in team history.  #3 Minot State used a perfect 3-0-0 weekend at the Showcase to spring up five spots in the polls and received the other 2 first-place votes.  Oklahoma went 2-1-0 at the Showcase to stand pat at #4 while #5 Oakland dropped two spots from last week by splitting its road series with defending Division 2 National Champions Florida Gulf Coast.
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After battling last weekend with each team coming away with a win, Lindenwood and Adrian moved into a tie for the #6 spot.  Robert Morris Illinois was the other big mover and shaker in the poll (along with Minot State), also going 3-0-0 at the Showcase and moving up 5 spots to #8 in the polls.  #9 Liberty ran the gauntlet last week at the Showcase in Springfield, IL, losing to #3 Minot State, #4 Oklahoma, and #8 Robert Morris Illinois and dropped two spots while #10 Delaware dropped another 4 spots in the polls after a 1-2-0 weekend at the Showcase to round out the Top 10.
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There was a lot of movement in the poll as only 4 teams didn’t shift around from last week.  Bounding up three spots in the poll were #6 Adrian and #11 Illinois, while #16 Rhode Island, #21 Syracuse, and #23 Eastern Michigan each jumped up two spots.
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Over the past ten seasons, 8 different schools have won the ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championship: Lindenwood (2), Illinois (2), Davenport, Delaware, Oakland, Ohio, Penn State, and Rhode Island.
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Beginning its 22nd season of action, there have been a total of 10 schools that have won the ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championship:
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  • Penn State (5 times)
  • Ohio (4 times)
  • Illinois (2 times)
  • Lindenwood (2 times)
  • North Dakota State (2 times)
  • Davenport
  • Delaware
  • Iowa State
  • Oakland
  • Rhode Island
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55 teams will compete for this year's title. Two teams from last season are now playing NCAA varsity hockey: Penn State University (NCAA DI) and the State University of New York at Canton (NCAA DIII)
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The fourth ranking of the regular season will be released on Friday, October 19.
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The 2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships will be hosted March 1-6 by Robert Morris University Illinois at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, IL. This will be the second year of the 20-team format.
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2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #3
Rank School Name 1st Votes Record Pts Previous
1 Ohio 38 6-0-0 1137 1
2 Arizona State 10 5-0-0 1110 2
3 Minot State 2 6-0-0 1007 8
4 Oklahoma   6-1-0 982 4
5 Oakland   4-1-0 960 3
6 T Lindenwood   1-1-2 863 5
6 T Adrian   5-1-0 863 9
8 Robert Morris (IL)   6-0-1 785 13
9 Liberty   6-3-0 736 7
10 Delaware   1-3-0 705 6
11 Illinois   6-0-1 696 14
12 Iowa State   6-2-1 684 11
13 Davenport   4-1-0 666 12
14 Central Oklahoma   5-4-0 568 10
15 Navy   7-1-0 532 15
16 Rhode Island   5-1-0 436 18
17 Rutgers   2-2-0 368 16
18 Stony Brook   1-2-1 342 17
19 Arizona   2-2-0 253 20
20 West Virginia   0-2-0 249 19
21 Syracuse   3-1-0 196 23
22 Drexel   1-2-1 168 21
23 Eastern Michigan   3-3-0 118 25
24 Pittsburgh   2-4-0 81 22
25 West Chester   1-2-1 53 24
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Others receiving votes: Indiana (PA), Canisius, Towson, Buffalo, Lebanon Valley, Niagara, Oswego State, North Dakota State, Indiana, Binghamton, and Michigan-Dearborn.