•  

  •  

2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #10

2012-12-06


ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY #1 FOR 5TH CONSECUTIVE TIME

UNION LAKE, MI – For the fifth consecutive week, the Arizona State University Sun Devils are the #1 ranked team in the country, receiving 45 out of 46 first-places votes to claim the top spot in the 2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #10.  The Sun Devils suffered their first loss of the season against former ACHA Men’s Division 1 powerhouse and first-year NCAA Division 1 team Penn State University over the weekend but still easily outdistanced #2 Adrian College, which received the other first-place vote.  The Sun Devils were torched 8-3 on Friday night before regrouping and gutting out a 3-1 win on Saturday over the Nittany Lions in State College, PA.
.
The Bulldogs held down the #2 spot after sweeping Kent State in a home-and-home series while Robert Morris Illinois had the weekend off and remained in the #3 spot.  #4 Minot State and #5 Ohio battled down at Bird Arena in Athens, OH, with each team coming away with a win.  The Bobcats eked out a 6-5 win on Friday while the Beavers ran roughshod on Saturday night winning 7-1, allowing them to flip-flop spots in the polls this week. 
.
This week’s big mover-and-shakers were #6 Oklahoma and #10 Liberty as each team moved up 2 spots this week.  Oklahoma went on the road to Champaign, IL and swept Illinois on the Big Pond in impressive fashion, winning 4-1 on Friday and 5-3 on Saturday.  Meanwhile, Liberty took a trip to Michigan and won 2 out of 3 games against higher ranked opponents.  The Flames beat Davenport 5-3 on Thursday before splitting a pair of games with Oakland, winning 5-1 on Friday and losing 7-3 on Saturday, ending the Golden Grizzlies 0-6-1 slide.  The Flames round out this week’s top 10, joining #6 Oklahoma, #7 Davenport, #8 Illinois, and #9 Lindenwood.
.
Elsewhere in other Top 25 matchups:  Central Oklahoma and Iowa State split a pair of games in Ames, IA, with the Bronchos winning in a 5-round shootout on Friday while the Cyclones got the 3-2 regulation win on Saturday; Rutgers and Rhode Island split a pair of games in New Jersey with the Rams winning 4-3 in overtime on Friday while the Scarlet Knights responded on Saturday with a 4-2 win; Stony Brook went on the road and swept West Chester winning 6-2 and 5-2; and Delaware pounded out a pair of home wins over Syracuse winning 6-1 and 7-0.
.
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.
.
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:
.                        
  • 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
.
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)
.
The eleventh ranking of the regular season will be released on Friday, December 14.
.
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.
.
2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #10
Rank School Name 1st Votes Record Pts Previous
1 Arizona State 45 19-1-0 1050 1
2 Adrian 1 19-1-1 1005 2
3 Robert Morris (IL)   15-1-1 963 3
4 Minot State   12-4-0 905 5
5 Ohio   15-3-2 898 4
6 Oklahoma   12-7-1 803 8
7 Davenport   16-6-1 782 7
8 Illinois   12-7-2 761 6
9 Lindenwood   7-6-3 714 9
10 Liberty   12-9-1 606 12
11 Navy   18-3-1 603 11
12 Oakland   10-10-2 590 10
13 Iowa State   12-10-2 526 13
14 Stony Brook   9-5-1 479 15
15 Rhode Island   12-5-3 473 14
16 Central Oklahoma   11-9-0 459 16
17 Delaware   10-6-1 387 18
18 Arizona   10-9-0 367 17
19 Rutgers   10-4-1 344 19
20 Niagara   13-3-0 238 20
21 Lebanon Valley   13-2-0 214 21
22 Buffalo   17-2-3 167 22
23 Indiana   9-8-1 83 24
24 Syracuse   10-7-1 63 23
25 West Chester   9-9-1 47 25
.
Others receiving votes: Eastern Michigan, Towson, Drexel, Michigan-Dearborn, Canisius, West Virginia, and John Carroll.
.