Women's Division 1 Rankings

W1 DIVISION RANKINGS

Liberty prepares to defend title as top seed in National Tournament

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*= not eligible for postseason play during probationary year

 

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TROY, Mich. – (March 30, 2021) – The American Collegiate Hockey Association’s (ACHA) Women’s
Division I (W1) announced today their final ranking of the 2020-2021 season, revealing the 6 teams
that will compete in the 2021 ACHA National Championships in Minot, ND next month.


Only games played between two ACHA W1 teams after January 1, 2021 count towards rankings. Teams
must play a minimum of 9 games against 4 W1 opponents to be eligible for the National Tournament.
Only the top 6 teams, determined by a coaches ranking, move onto the National Tournament. Of the division’s 27 teams, the following were able to compete this season in the division.

The National Tournament will begin on Thursday, April 15th. The tournament will consist of 2 pools of
3 teams. The best two teams in each pool will move onto the semi-final games. Confirmation of participants, pools, and schedule for
the ACHA W1 National Tournament will be announced Saturday, April 3 rd .
A total of 27 teams are in Women’s Division 1 this season, but only 10 were able to compete due to
Covid restrictions.


The 2021 ACHA National Championships will be played at Maysa Arena in Minot, Notre Dakota, April
15-19. Maysa Arena is home to the Minot State University Beavers, and the Minot Minotauros. This
year’s tournament is hosted by Visit Minot in partnership with Minot State University.

 

The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) is a recognized 501(c)3 organization of almost 500 college and university-affiliated programs which provides structure, regulates operations, and promotes the quality of collegiate ice hockey throughout the United States. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, the ACHA's primary mission is to support the growth and development of college hockey programs nationwide. The ACHA identifies standards which serve to unite and regulate teams at the collegiate level and entered its 30th season in September 2020.
For more information, visit achahockey.org

Minot State moves into Top 3 in latest W1 Rankings

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*=not eligible for postseason play during probationary year

 

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South Bend, Indiana (2/23/01)- With just a couple of weeks remaining in the regular season, the tournament picture is starting to come into focus.  For the third consecutive rankings, the top six teams have remained the same.  

The biggest change has been Minot State's moving into the #3 spot, passing Adrian College, who continues to fall a spot each rankings period.  Aquinas College, while technically #7 due to Maryville not being eligible for postseason play in their first year of existence, secured the actual #7 slot and will be trying to make a late run to sneak into a Nationals bid during the next two weeks. 

 

The final three weekends will feature several of the ranked teams facing off, which could shakeup up both the six teams to receive bids and well as the seedings of those half dozen teams. This upcoming weekend will feature #4 Adrian College visiting #1 Liberty University for a two game set, as well as #6 McKendree University and #8 Maryville University squaring off for two games.  The following week will have #7 Aquinas welcoming in #4 Adrian for a pair, and #3 Minot State and #6 McKendree in North Dakota. 

 

The final ranking period will end on March 28th.  The rankings for the 2021 Women's Division 1 National Tournament will be released on March 30th, at 6pm EST.  The top six teams will then head to Minot, North Dakota, April 15-19, to play for the Championship Cup at Maysa Arena.

 

The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) is a recognized 501(c)3 organization of almost 500 college and university-affiliated programs which provides structure, regulates operations, and promotes the quality of collegiate ice hockey throughout the United States. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, the ACHA's primary mission is to support the growth and development of college hockey programs nationwide. The ACHA identifies standards which serve to unite and regulate teams at the collegiate level and entered its 30th season in September 2020.
For more information, visit achahockey.org

Liberty now head of class in new Women's Division 1 Rankings

 

 

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*=not eligible for postseason during probationary year

 

Rankings Table

 

South Bend, Indiana (2/23/01)- The halfway point of the spring season was marked by a change at the top of the rankings in Women’s Division 1.  After Lindenwood University held the spot for the first two polls, Liberty overtook the Lions on the strength of a 3-0 Midwest road trip last weekend.  This trip included an 8-1 win for the Fla over Lindenwood on their home ice. 

 

The ranking was also expanded to recognize ten teams, as Aquinas College began play and was placed in the #8 slot.   The top seven teams remained the same, with the only changes being Liberty and Lindenwood flipping spots as well as Midland and McKendree, who last week were in a virtual tie, being separated, with the Warriors holding onto the fifth seed. 

 

With just over a month left in the regular season, the next ranking period, which includes games through March 7th, will see several key matchups in determining where teams will end up at the end of March.  Many of the games involve #5 Midland University, who have a two-game series at #4 Minot State this upcoming weekend, followed by a road trip to #6 McKendree University for two games the following week. 

 

The penultimate rankings are scheduled for release on March 7th at 6pm EST.  The 2021 ACHA Women’s Division 1 National Championships will be held in Minot, North Dakota at the Maysa Arena.  The tournament will start on Thursday, April 15th.  This year’s format will see the top six teams in the nation compete in two pools to advance to the semi-finals.  The National Championship game will be played on Monday, April 19th. 

 

The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) is a recognized 501(c)3 organization of almost 500 college and university-affiliated programs which provides structure, regulates operations, and promotes the quality of collegiate ice hockey throughout the United States. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, the ACHA's primary mission is to support the growth and development of college hockey programs nationwide. The ACHA identifies standards which serve to unite and regulate teams at the collegiate level and entered its 30th season in September 2020.
For more information, visit achahockey.org

Lindenwood continues to stay atop the Women's Division 1 Rankings

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*Maryville is not eligible for Post Season Play in their Probationary year.

 

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The 2020-2021 Women's Division 1 Rankings are determined by a ranking committee made up of coaches from Division 1

 

The 2021 ACHA Women's National Tournament will be held in Minot, North Dakota, April 15-19.

ACHA Women's Division 1 releases first rankings of the 20/21 season

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*-Maryville is not eligible for Post Season Play in their probationary year.

 

The 2020-2021 Women's Division 1 Rankings are determined by a ranking committee made up of coaches from Division 1

 

The 2021 ACHA Women's National Tournament will be held in Minot, North Dakota, April 15-19.

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