UCO Remains in the Top spot In ACHA #1 Rankings

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA STARTS TITLE DEFENSE VS TEXAS A&M AS BRONCHOS RANK NO. 1 IN ACHA MEN’S DIVISION 1 RANKING

                                

UNION LAKE, Mich. – (September 20, 2017) – The University of Central Oklahoma, the defending ACHA Men’s Division 1 National Champions, received 26 out of 33 first-places votes to start the season in the top spot in the 2017-2018 ACHA Men’s Division 1 Ranking #1.  The Bronchos will start their title defense this weekend as they take on Texas A&M at home.  Minot State jumped up to the #2 spot after sweeping the University of Oklahoma (3-0, 6-1) in Minot, ND, and received 5 first-place votes.  Ohio University, Adrian College and Iowa State rounded out the Top 5, respectively, with Ohio University and Adrian College each receiving one first-place vote.

 

The Central States Collegiate Hockey League leads the way with all five of its member teams ranked, while the Western Collegiate Hockey League has six (of 8) of its member teams ranked, the Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League has six (of 9) of its member teams ranked and the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League has four (of 8) of its member teams ranked.

 

Entering its 27th season of action, there have been a total of 13 schools that have won the ACHA Men’s Division 1 National Championship:

 

  • Penn State (5 times)
  • Ohio (4)
  • Lindenwood (3)
  • Central Oklahoma (2)
  • Illinois (2)
  • North Dakota State (2)
  • Arizona State
  • Davenport
  • Delaware
  • Iowa State
  • Minot State
  • Oakland
  • Rhode Island

 

A total of 60 teams will compete in Men’s Division 1 this season, including three new teams: Calvin College, New York University and University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The two teams departing Men’s Division 1 include Binghamton University and Indiana Tech.

 

The computer ranking, which will not commence until late October, will for the fifth time determine the 20 teams that qualify for the 2018 ACHA Men’s Division 1 National Championships, which will include the following six autobids:

 

  • (CHMA) College Hockey Mid-America
  • (ECHA) Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association
  • (ESCHL) Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League
  • (GLCHL) Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League
  • (NECHL) Northeast Collegiate Hockey League
  • (WCHL) Western Collegiate Hockey League

 

The second ranking of the regular season will be released on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

 

The 2018 ACHA Men’s Division 1 National Championships will be hosted March 8-13 for the second consecutive season by the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, Columbus Blue Jackets, and OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks at the OhioHealth Ice Haus, in Columbus, OH. This will be the seventh year of the 20-team format.

 

2017-2018 ACHA Men’s Division 1 Ranking #1
Rank School Name 1st Votes M1 Record Pts Previous
1 Central Oklahoma 26 0-0-0 718 1
2 Minot State 5 2-0-0 683 3
3 Ohio 1 0-0-0 678 2
4 Adrian 1 0-0-0 640 4
5 Iowa State 0-0-0 604 5
6 Davenport 0-0-0 581 6
7 Michigan-Dearborn   0-0-0 553 7
8 Lindenwood   0-0-0 516 8
9 Stony Brook   0-0-0 492 9
10 Robert Morris Illinois 2-0-0 475 10
11 Colorado   0-0-0 425 12
12 Illinois 0-0-0 386 13
13 Arizona State 0-2-0 329 11
14 Jamestown 0-0-0 309 17
15 Liberty 1-1-0 303 15
16 Oklahoma 0-2-0 295 14
17 Colorado State 0-0-0 265 18
18 Midland 0-2-0 222 16
19 Arizona 0-0-0 202 20
20 Delaware 1-1-0 167 19
21 Nevada-Las Vegas 2-0-0 141 NR
22 Kent State 2-0-0 119 22
23 Rochester College 0-0-0 108 21
24 Rhode Island 0-0-0 82 23
25 Western Michigan 0-0-0 41 24

 

 

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