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2011-2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #9

2012-02-15


PENN STATE QUALIFIES FOR NATIONALS IN THE #1 SPOT

UNION LAKE, MI - Penn State University is the #1 team in the country for the 8th consecutive ranking, receiving 26 of a possible 37 first-place votes in the 2011-2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #9. #2 Delaware received 6 first-place votes this time while #3 Lindenwood picked up the other 5 first-place votes. Arizona State and Liberty rounded out the top five.
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#13 Adrian was the weeks big mover-and-shaker as they both moved up three spots in the polls and nabbed a spot in the National Tournament. #11 Oakland and Drexel each moved up two spots in the ranking, with the #24 Dragons making their debut in the polls this season.

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The 20 teams that qualified for the 2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships are: Penn State, Delaware, Lindenwood, Arizona State, Liberty, Ohio, Minot State, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Robert Morris Illinios, Illinois, Oakland, Adrian, Davenport, Central Oklahoma, Rutgers, West Virginia, Kent State, Drexel, and Mercyhurst.

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Seeding for the 2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships will be released separately.

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The final ranking of the regular season will be released on Friday, March 16.
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The 2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships will be hosted March 2-7 by Kent State University and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission at Hoover Arena in Strongsville, OH. The field has expanded from 16 to 20 teams beginning with this tournament. Host Kent State along with the Regular Season Champions of the following leagues will qualify automatically for the tournament: CSCHL - Lindenwood; NECHL - Rutgers; CHMA - West Virginia; ECHL - Mercyhurst; ECHA - Drexel; GLCHL - Oakland.
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2011-2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #9
Rank School Name 1st Votes Record Pts Previous
1 Penn State 26 25-3-1 816 1
2 Delaware 6 30-2-1 773 2
3 Lindenwood 5 27-4-0 769 3
4 Arizona State   27-4-2 736 4
5 Liberty   21-7-5 676 5
6 Ohio   23-11-1 656 6
7 Minot State   24-5-2 612 8
8 Iowa State   26-8-5 603 7
9 Oklahoma   21-12-2 570 9
10 Robert Morris (IL)   25-6-1 537 10
T 11 Illinois   13-15-1 436 12
T 11 Oakland   19-14-2 436 13
13 Adrian   21-11-2 433 16
14 Davenport   20-18-0 427 11
15 Central Oklahoma   15-18-1 330 14
16 Stony Brook   16-10-3 316 17
17 Canton   27-2-3 314 15
18 West Chester   19-12-0 249 18
19 Rutgers   17-6-3 213 20
20 Rhode Island   17-20-1 188 19
21 Arizona   12-16-2 174 21
22 West Virginia   22-14-0 155 22
23 Navy   24-5-4 92 23
T 24 Kent State   16-20-1 41 24
T 24 Drexel   20-13-0 41 NR
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Others receiving votes: Mercyhurst, Pittsburgh, Michigan-Dearborn, Niagara, John Carroll, and Penn State Berks.




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