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2013-2014 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #4

2013-10-18


MINOT STATE THE #1 TEAM AGAIN

UNION LAKE, MI – Minot State University, the defending ACHA Men's Division 1 National Champions, received 23 out of 35 first-place votes to claim the top spot in the 2013-2014 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #4.  The Beavers swept in-state rival North Dakota State to go to 4-0-0 on the season.  Arizona State University went on the road and pounded the University of Illinois on the Big Pond in Champaign, IL.  The Sun Devils received 9 first-place votes and held in the #2 spot.  The University of Oklahoma was idle last week and remained at #3, while Adrian swept in-state rival Oakland and inched up a spot to #4 this week.  Iowa State split a pair of road battles with Central Oklahoma and dropped into the #5 spot this week.

Rounding out the Top 10 were #6 Robert Morris Illinois, #7 Delaware, #8 Illinois, #9 Liberty, and #10 Lindenwood.  Iowa State, Delaware, and #15 Rhode Island received the other 3 first-place votes. 
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Over the past eleven seasons, 9 different schools have won the ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championship: Lindenwood (2), Illinois (2), Davenport, Delaware, Minot State, Oakland, Ohio, Penn State, and Rhode Island.
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Beginning its 23rd season of action, there have been a total of 11 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
  • Minot State
  • Oakland
  • Rhode Island
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57 teams will compete for this year's title, including four new teams.  The University of Colorado and Colorado State University have moved up from Men’s Division 2, while Wayne State University moves up from Men’s Division 3.  Also joining the fray is Rochester College, a new team located in Rochester, MI.  Youngstown State University and the University of Rochester have dropped out of Men’s Division 1.
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The fifth ranking of the regular season will be released on Friday, October 25, 2013.
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The 2014 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships will be hosted March 6-11 by the University of Delaware at the Fred Rust Ice Arena in Newark, DE. This will be the third year of the 20-team format.
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2013-2014 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #4
Rank School Name 1st Votes 12-13 Record Pts Previous
1 Minot State 23 4-0-0 764 1
2 Arizona State 9 7-0-0 747 2
3 Oklahoma   5-0-1 701 3
4 Adrian   7-2-0 644 T 5
5 Iowa State 1 9-1-0 639 4
6 Robert Morris (IL)   6-0-1 636 T 5
7 Delaware 1 8-1-0 592 8
8 Illinois   5-3-1 515 7
9 Liberty   8-1-0 501 10
10 Lindenwood   3-3-0 476 9
11 Central Oklahoma   7-4-0 469 11
12 Davenport   4-0-1 456 12
13 Ohio   5-2-1 395 13
14 Stony Brook   5-1-1 387 16
15 Rhode Island 1 8-0-0 370 15
16 Oakland   5-3-0 333 14
17 Arizona   3-3-0 253 19
18 Navy   4-3-2 226 17
19 John Carroll   4-4-1 179 18
20 Lebanon Valley   2-1-1 148 21
21 Rutgers   2-3-1 140 20
22 Buffalo   5-3-1 136 22
23 Niagara   3-3-0 111 23
24 Mercyhurst   4-2-1 56 NR
25 West Chester   3-3-0 43 25
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Others receiving votes: Wayne State, Eastern Michigan, Robert Morris (PA), Duquesne, Michigan-Dearborn, Penn State Berks, and Villanova.



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