2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #4

2012-10-18


OHIO UNIVERSITY STILL #1 AFTER TOUGH BATTLE WITH OKLAHOMA

UNION LAKE, MI – For the third consecutive ranking, Ohio University is the #1 ranked team in the country receiving 40 out of 50 first-places votes to claim the top spot in the 2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #4.  The Bobcats swept a pesky Oklahoma Sooner squad at home to remain unblemished at 8-0-0 on the season.  Friday, the Bobcats tallied two third period goals including the game-winner with only 1:45 left in the game, while Saturday the Bobcats had to survive overtime and the shootout to come away victorious.  #2 Arizona State received 10 first-place votes and maintained its highest ranking in team history after sweeping previous #6 Lindenwood.  #3 Minot State had the weekend off, #4 Oakland moved up a spot after sweeping #23 Eastern Michigan, and #5 Oklahoma dropped a spot after going 0-1-1 against #1 Ohio.
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#6 Adrian stood pat after sweeping Michigan-Dearborn, while Robert Morris Illinois swept #13 Davenport to move up to #7 in the polls.  There was a tie for the #8 spot, as Lindenwood spiraled down two spots and Liberty moved up a spot, while #10 Illinois rounded out the Top 10.
 
#17 Arizona was the only team in the ranking to move up more than one spot, bumping up two spots from last week after sweeping Illinois.  The Wildcats went on the road to the Big Pond in Champaign, IL to hand the #10 Fighting Illini its first regulation loss of the season, as well as winning in a shootout on Friday night.
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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 fifth ranking of the regular season will be released on Friday, October 26.
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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 #4
Rank School Name 1st Votes Record Pts Previous
1 Ohio 40 8-0-0 1142 1
2 Arizona State 10 7-0-0 1112 2
3 Minot State 0 6-0-0 1054 3
4 Oakland   6-1-0 959 5
5 Oklahoma   6-2-1 953 4
6 Adrian   7-1-0 922 6 T
7 Robert Morris (IL)   8-0-1 894 8
8 T Lindenwood   1-3-2 776 6 T
8 T Liberty   6-3-0 776 9
10 Illinois   6-1-2 668 11
11 Iowa State   6-3-1 644 12
12 Delaware   2-4-0 577 10
13 Davenport   4-3-0 569 13
14 Navy   8-2-0 558 15
15 Central Oklahoma   5-4-0 551 14
16 Rhode Island   6-1-1 498 16
17 Arizona   4-2-0 441 19
18 Stony Brook   2-3-1 388 18
19 Rutgers   3-3-0 311 17
20 Syracuse   5-1-0 273 21
21 Drexel   2-2-1 155 22
22 West Virginia   0-3-0 116 20
23 Eastern Michigan   3-5-0 112 23
24 Pittsburgh   4-4-0 106 24
25 West Chester   2-3-1 75 25
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Others receiving votes: Buffalo, Towson, Canisius, Niagara, Lebanon Valley, Indiana, Indiana (PA), Binghamton, Oswego State, John Carroll, and North Dakota State.