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2013-2014 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #14

2014-01-07


ARIZONA STATE ROLLS INTO 2014 WITH THE #1 RANKING

UNION LAKE, MI – Arizona State University is on top of the polls in the 2013-2014 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #14, the first poll of 2014.  The Sun Devils will put their perfect 23-0-0 record on the line this weekend against WCHL rivals #5 Oklahoma and #11 Central Oklahoma.  Robert Morris Illinois solidified its grip on the #2 spot after sweeping a pair of games at home with Iowa State, while #3 Ohio got a road win over Lindenwood before beating a snow storm out of St. Louis, which caused the second game to be cancelled on Sunday.  Liberty dropped a spot to #4 while Oklahoma snuck in to round out the top 5.
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With only 11 games being played over the weekend, the lone big winner in the computer ranking this week was #14 Rhode Island, which swept West Chester on the road and moved up 3 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 fourteenth ranking of the regular season will be released on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
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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 #14
Rank School Name Record Previous
1 Arizona State 23-0-0 1
2 Robert Morris (IL) 20-3-1 2
3 Ohio 20-5-1 4
4 Liberty 20-3-0 3
5 Oklahoma 16-3-3 6
6 Minot State 14-4-2 5
7 Iowa State 23-7-2 7
8 Adrian 19-4-0 8
9 Stony Brook 14-3-3 9
10 Delaware 15-6-2 10
11 Central Oklahoma 18-6-3 11
12 Mercyhurst 15-6-1 12
13 Davenport 15-8-1 13
14 Rhode Island 17-5-2 17
15 Navy 14-5-2 16
16 Arizona 10-14-0 14
17 Lindenwood 6-13-2 15
18 Oakland 13-10-0 18
19 Illinois 12-11-1 19
20 John Carroll 14-7-3 21
21 Buffalo 16-5-2 20
22 West Virginia 11-11-1 22
23 Rutgers 5-8-2 23
24 Syracuse 14-3-1 24
25 Robert Morris (PA) 13-6-0 25
 



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