2013-2014 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #11

2013-12-04


ARIZONA STATE ROLLS INTO DECEMBER WITH A PERFECT 21-0 RECORD

UNION LAKE, MI –Arizona State University is still undefeated and on top of the polls in the 2013-2014 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #11.  The Sun Devils, with a perfect 21-0-0 record, are the only remaining Men’s Division 1 team without a loss.  It was a light schedule over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with only 9 teams in action for a total of 14 games played.  Robert Morris Illinois held at #2, while #3 Oklahoma and #4 Liberty each hopped up two spots this week.  Rounding out the Top 5 was Minot State, which dropped a pair of spots this week. 
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Big winners in the computer ranking this week were:  #3 Oklahoma (up 2 spots), #4 Liberty (up 2 spots), #12 Davenport (up 4 spots),  #22 West Virginia (up 4 spots),  #23 Wayne State (up 3 spots), and #24 Rutgers (up 2 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 twelfth ranking of the regular season will be released on Tuesday, December 10, 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 #11
Rank School Name Record Previous
1 Arizona State 21-0-0 1
2 Robert Morris (IL) 15-2-1 2
3 Oklahoma 15-2-3 5
4 Liberty 19-3-0 6
5 Minot State 10-4-1 3
6 Iowa State 19-5-2 4
7 Ohio 16-4-1 7
8 Adrian 17-4-0 8
9 Delaware 13-5-2 10
10 Stony Brook 13-2-3 9
11 Central Oklahoma 17-6-2 11
12 Davenport 11-6-1 16
13 Arizona 10-10-0 12
14 Lindenwood 6-10-2 13
15 Mercyhurst 13-6-1 14
16 Navy 14-5-2 17
17 Illinois 10-9-1 15
18 Rhode Island 13-5-2 19
19 Oakland 11-10-0 18
20 John Carroll 12-6-2 20
21 Buffalo 15-4-2 21
22 West Virginia 9-11-1 NR
23 Wayne State 14-4-1 NR
24 Rutgers 5-8-2 NR
25 Colorado State 6-13-1 22
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