1. Automatic National Tournament bids
a. 2 years at the Men’s Division 1 level (with minimum 6 M1 teams), as a league
b. Eligible for automatic berth during year two
c. 100% ACHA Men’s Division 1 membership
d. Regular-Season Champions (One team per league. Must be decided 17 days prior to nationals or bid is null = BY FEBRUARY 17, 2014.
e. Member teams must play a minimum of 20 ACHA Men’s Division 1 games (if any team fails, bid is null) and 10 league games
f. Applicable beginning with the 2004-2005 season
g. Current Qualified Leagues:
i. CSCHL – Central States Collegiate Hockey League
ii. CHMA – College Hockey Mid-America 
iii. ECHA - Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association
iv. ESCHL – Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League 
v. GLCHL – Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League 
vi. NECHL – Northeast Collegiate Hockey League 
vii. WCHL - Western Collegiate Hockey League  - DOES NOT QUALIFY
2. The host team shall receive an automatic berth - ROBERT UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
3. Should a team receiving an automatic berth not be ranked in the Top 20, then the lowest ranked team will be bumped from the tournament. This will continue until all automatic berth teams have been moved into the Top 20.
The 2014 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships will be hosted March 6-11 by the University of Delaware at the Fred Rust Arena in Newark, DE. The field will be 20 teams.