Women's Division I Rankings

2014-2015 ACHA Women's Division 1 Rankings

Questions about the rankings? See the Rankings FAQ at the bottom of this page.


Ranking Schedule

Ranking #1: Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Ranking #2: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Ranking #3: Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Ranking #4: Sunday, February 22, 2015

Rankings FAQ

How are the rankings determined?

The Rankings will be comprised of three components. Teams are ranked by all ACHA Women's Division 1 coaches, 1-15 (15 maximum,) Ballots are averaged with the high and low vote for each team being dropped. The competition committee, which is comprised of 7 members, will also submit a ranking. There will also be a computer ranking performed and updated each week. Those three process will all be used and teams will be ranked on their averages of all three processes.

Ranking is based on a combination of the following criteria in no particular order or importance:
a -Overall Record
b -Strength of schedule
c -Record vs Ranked Teams (Top 5, Top 10)
d -Games with common opponents
e -Women's Division 1 Record
f.- Head to Head

What are the rankings used for?

The most important thing the rankings do is determine who will be invited to the national tournament. The final ranking of the season must be issued two weeks prior to the national tournament so that teams who are invited can make the appropriate travel arrangements unless other wise noted. After the final ranking is issued, the Commissioner extends invitations to the National Championship.

Ranking #4

The ACHA has released its final ranking. The teams highlighted have earned an invitation to the national tournament.

*Note that any team who won their conference championship and is ranked outside of the top 8 will automatically be placed in the 8th spot for seeding purposes.

Rank Team
1 Miami University
2 Liberty University
3 University of Michigan
4 University of Massachussetts
5 Grand Valley State University
6 Adrian College
7 Penn State University
8 University of Rhode Island
9 Michigan State University
10 University of Minnesota
11 Colorado State University
12 Davenport University
13 Robert Morris University
14 Lindenwood-Bellville University
15 University of Vermont

Others receiving votes: Colorado University, University of Wisconsin

Ranking #3

Rank Team
1 Miami University
2 Liberty University
3 University of Massachusetts
4 Adrian College
5 University of Michigan
6 Grand Valley State University
7 University of Rhode Island
8 Penn State University
9 Michigan State University
10 Colorado State University
11 University of Minnesota
12 Robert Morris University of Illinois
13 Davenport University
14 Lindenwood University of Bellville
15 University of Vermont

Ranking # 2

Rank     Team                 First place Votes
1                              Miami University                             20
2 Liberty University  
3 University of Rhode Island
4 Michigan State University
5 University of Massachusetts
6 Grand Valley State University
7 Colorado State University
8 Adrian College  
9 University of Minnesota
10 University of Michigan  
11 Penn State University  
12 Robert Morris University of Chicago
13 Davenport University  
14 Lindenwood University of Bellville
15 University of Vermont  



Others Receving Votes: Northeastern, Ohio St. , Colorado, Midland, Wisconsin

Ranking #1

# of First place votes

Miami University

Liberty University

University of Massachussettes


University of Rhode Island


University of Michigan


Grand Valley State University


Michigan State University


Davenport University


Colorado State University


Robert Morris University of Illinois


University of Minnesota


Pennslyvania State University


University of Vermont


Adrian College


Colorado University


Others receiving votes:

Ohio State University, Naval Academy, Lindenwood University of Bellville, Midland University, University of Wisconsin, Northeastern University


Pre-Season Ranking

In the first time in history there will be a pre-season poll for the ACHA's Women's D I division. A competition committee of 7 members went through a lot of materials on all teams and put a lot of time and effort into putting this poll together.



Pre-season Ranking        
Rank Team Points # first place votes    
1 Miami University 7 7      
2 University of Massachussettes 22        
3 Liberty University 24        
4 University of Michigan 35        
5 University of Rhode Island 37        
6 Adrian College 40        
7 Michigan St. University 59        
8 Grand Valley State University 61        
9 Robert Morris University 71        
10 University of Minnesota 80        
11 Penn St. University 81        
12 Davenport University 82        
14 Northeastern University 89        
14 University of Colorado 89        
15 Colorado St. University 101        
Others Receiver Votes:  Lindenwood-Bellvielle, Wisconsin, Denver, Vermont