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

2013-09-27


MINOT STATE ROLLS INTO THE REGULAR SEASON AS THE #1 TEAM

UNION LAKE , MIMinot State University, the defending ACHA Men's Division 1 National Champions, received 34 out of 41 first-places votes to claim the top spot in the 2013-2014 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #1.  Arizona State University received 5 first-place votes and came in at #2.  Lindenwood University, which has now played in five of the last six Men's Division 1 National Championship games, winning twice, came in at #3, while Adrian College received a first-place vote and took the #4 spot.  The University of Oklahoma rounds out the top 5. 

The rest of the top 10 are #6 Illinois, #7 Robert Morris Illinois, #8 Iowa State, #9 Ohio, and #10 Delaware, which received the other first-place vote.
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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 second ranking of the regular season will be released on Friday, October 4, 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 #1
Rank School Name 1st Votes 12-13 Record Pts Previous
1 Minot State 34 0-0-0 918 1
2 Arizona State 5 2-0-0 888 2
3 Lindenwood   0-0-0 833 3
4 Adrian 1 2-0-0 817 4
5 Oklahoma   2-0-0 770 6
6 Illinois   3-0-0 729 7
7 Robert Morris (IL)   0-0-0 672 8
8 Iowa State   4-0-0 661 9
9 Ohio   1-0-1 628 5
10 Delaware 1 2-0-0 584 11
11 Davenport   0-0-0 572 10
12 Oakland   2-0-0 522 12
13 Liberty   4-0-0 500 13
14 Central Oklahoma   2-0-0 445 14
15 Stony Brook   0-0-0 395 15
T 16 Navy   2-1-1 306 16
T 16 Rhode Island   2-0-0 306 18
18 Rutgers   0-0-0 304 17
19 John Carroll   1-0-1 261 22
20 Arizona   0-0-0 254 19
21 Niagara   0-0-0 205 20
22 Buffalo   2-0-0 162 21
23 Lebanon Valley   0-0-0 103 23
24 West Chester   0-0-0 48 25
25 Eastern Michigan   3-0-0 26 NR
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Others receiving votes: Mercyhurst, Michigan-Dearborn, Robert Morris (PA), West Virginia, Canisius, Colorado State, and Indiana.
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