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2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #16

2013-02-08


ADRIAN COLLEGE MAKES IT THREE WEEKS ATOP THE POLLS

UNION LAKE, MI –Adrian College is the #1 ranked team in the country for the third consecutive week in the 2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #16.  Adrian, the Regular Season Champions of the Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League with an autobid to the 2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships, received 35 out of 43 first-place votes to maintain its grip atop the polls.  Arizona State received 5 first-place votes while #3 Minot State a first–place vote and #4 Robert Morris Illinois received the other 2 first-place votes.  For the second consecutive week, the top ten spots in the ranking were unchanged from last week. 
 
In the middle of the pack, #11 Delaware, #13 Iowa State, and #15 Central Oklahoma all moved up one spot this week, while John Carroll, Regular Season Champions of College Hockey Mid-America with an autobid to the 2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships, makes its debut in the polls coming in at #25.
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Only one weekend of play remains before the 20 team field will be determined for the 2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships.  Four of those teams are already known via autobids: Adrian (Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League); John Carroll (College Hockey Mid-America); Navy (Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association); and Robert Morris Illinois (Host). 
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For this first time, the field will be released LIVE beginning at 9:45 PM EST on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 via streaming web TV from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.  The 20 participating teams, seeding, brackets, and tournament schedule will all be revealed at this time.  Stay tuned to the ACHA website for updates about this.
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Over the past ten seasons, 8 different schools have won the ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championship: Lindenwood (2), Illinois (2), Davenport, Delaware, Oakland, Ohio, Penn State, and Rhode Island.
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Beginning its 22nd season of action, there have been a total of 10 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
  • Oakland
  • Rhode Island
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55 teams will compete for this year's title. Two teams from last season are now playing NCAA varsity hockey: Penn State University (NCAA DI) and the State University of New York at Canton (NCAA DIII)
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The seventeenth ranking of the regular season will be released LIVE beginning at 9:45 PM EST on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 via streaming web TV from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.  Stay tuned to the ACHA website for updates about this..
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The 2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships will be hosted March 1-6 by Robert Morris University Illinois at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, IL. This will be the second year of the 20-team format.
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2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #16
Rank School Name 1st Votes Record Pts Previous
1 Adrian 35 25-3-1 968 1
2 Arizona State 5 30-6-0 927 2
3 Minot State 1 22-4-0 885 3
4 Robert Morris (IL) 2 26-4-1 880 4
5 Ohio   22-7-3 815 5
6 Oklahoma   19-11-5 758 6
7 Lindenwood   13-9-4 736 7
8 Davenport   26-9-1 716 8
9 Illinois   20-9-2 670 9
10 Liberty   21-11-2 599 10
11 Delaware   22-9-1 557 12
12 Oakland   18-15-2 554 11
13 Iowa State   18-15-3 462 14
14 Navy   26-4-1 458 13
15 Central Oklahoma   21-12-0 436 16
16 Stony Brook   13-11-3 397 15
17 Rhode Island   19-10-3 365 17
18 Arizona   15-17-1 298 18
19 Rutgers   13-8-2 289 19
20 Niagara   20-8-0 238 20
21 Buffalo   24-4-4 149 22
22 Lebanon Valley   19-6-2 123 21
23 West Chester   15-12-2 116 23
24 Michigan-Dearborn   20-14-1 87 24
25 John Carroll   18-12-0 36 NR
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Others receiving votes: Syracuse, Mercyhurst, Towson, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Canisius, and West Virginia.




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