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2013-2014 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #8

2013-11-12


ARIZONA STATE TAKES BACK THE #1 SPOT WITH A 3-2 WIN OVER MINOT STATE

UNION LAKE, MI – Arizona State University is back on top of the polls in the 2013-2014 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #8 after taking out the former #1 Minot State University Beavers with a 2-1 win on Thursday in Phoenix.  The Sun Devils, with a perfect 19-0-0 record, are the only remaining Men’s Division 1 team without a loss.  Minot State also split a pair of games with Arizona and dropped to the #2 spot.  Robert Morris Illinois split a pair of games on the road with Iowa State, while Liberty swept a pair of games with Delaware and moved all the way to the #4 spot.  Central Oklahoma won both of its games and remained at #5
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Big winners in the computer ranking this week were: #4 Liberty (up 3 spots), #16 Mercyhurst (up 2 spots), and #21 Oakland (up 5 spots).
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Here is how the ranking is going to work using the computers:  The ACHA will use the two computer rankings generated by USHSHO.com, Ranking A (Wins with Maximum Goal Differential of 7) and Ranking B (Wins with Maximum Goal Differential of 1), and come up with an average of the two rankings.  The ACHA will then use the list generated from the average for its weekly ranking.  Ties will be broken using the higher ranked team from Ranking A until the Top 25 teams are listed.
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The computer ranking will for the first time determine the 20 teams that qualify for the 2014 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships, which will include the following seven autobids:
  • (CSCHL) Central States Collegiate Hockey League
  • (CHMA) College Hockey Mid-America
  • (ECHA) Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association
  • (ESCHL) Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League
  • (GLCHL) Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League
  • (NECHL) Northeast Collegiate Hockey League
  • (HOST) Delaware
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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 ninth ranking of the regular season will be released on Tuesday, November 19, 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 #8
Rank School Name Record Previous
1 Arizona State 19-0-0 2
2 Minot State 10-2-1 1
3 Robert Morris (IL) 11-1-1 3
4 Liberty 16-1-0 7
5 Central Oklahoma 13-6-1 5
6 Oklahoma 11-1-3 6
7 Delaware 11-3-2 4
8 Iowa State 14-3-1 9
9 Adrian 13-3-0 10
10 Ohio 12-4-1 11
11 Stony Brook 11-2-1 8
12 Arizona 8-8-0 13
13 Lindenwood 5-8-1 12
14 Colorado State 5-10-0 14
15 Davenport 7-4-1 15
16 Mercyhurst 11-4-1 19
17 Illinois 7-7-1 18
18 Navy 11-4-2 17
19 John Carroll 9-5-2 16
20 Rhode Island 11-4-1 20
21 Oakland 9-8-0 NR
22 West Virginia 7-9-1 23
23 Buffalo 11-4-2 22
24 Wayne State 10-3-1 NR
25 Rutgers 5-8-2 21
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