ACHA Release First Computer Rankings


UNION LAKE, Mich. – (November 1, 2019) – Adrian College maintains the top spot in the 2019-2020 American Collegiate Hockey Association Men’s Division 1 Ranking No. 5, as the ranking system switches to a computer poll from a coaches poll.

 

The Bulldogs improved to 8-0-0 on the season after handing previously undefeated Liberty University its first two losses of the season at Arrington Arena in Adrian, Mich.  Manny Silverio sniped two goals and Marcus Rose added a goal and two assists in Friday’s 7-3 victory, while goaltender Michael Barrett stopped all 29 Flames shots on Saturday afternoon as Domenic Moore scored the lone goal with only 1:38 left in the game for the 1-0 triumph.

 

No. 2 University of Michigan-Dearborn swept its home-and-home Wolverine-Hoosier series with Aquinas College to improve to 6-1-1 on the season.  The Wolverines got the 6-1 home win on Friday night as Thomas Proudlock stopped 36 of 37 shots on goal and Dawson Richard directed the offense with two goals.  Saturday it was the Nic Laburn show as he paced the Wolverines attack with 4 goals during the 7-3 road victory at Southside Ice Arena.

 

No. 3 Indiana Tech swept its home-and-home Wolverine-Hoosier series with Lawrence Tech to advance to 7-2-0 on the season.  Francesco Corona, Daniel Spannar, and Timothy Holmstrom each had two goals as the Warriors got the 8-3 road win on Friday night.   Saturday at home, Joe Holmberg directed the offense with three goals and an assist while Corona had a goal and dished out three assists for the 8-5 victory in Fort Wayne, Ind.

 

No. 4 Lindenwood University (6-2-0) was idle last weekend while Davenport University (5-2-0) rounds out the top five after winning the Chicago Classic at Fifth Third Arena.  The Panthers dispatched the University of Nevada-Las Vegas 3-1 on Saturday as goaltender Jason Rhynold stonewalled the Rebels attack making 39 saves on 40 shots while Jason Cohan potted two goals to advance to the championship game against Minot State University, the defending Men’s Division I National Champions of the American Collegiate Hockey Association.  On Sunday in the championship game, defenseman Adam Goudelock stole the show with the three goal hat trick, including the game winning goal, while Rhynold turned away 31 of the 34 Beaver shots on goal in the 4-3 win.

 

Moving into the polls this week is No. 12 Calvin University, No. 14 Aquinas College, No. 15 Oakland University, No. 21 Robert Morris University of Pennsylvania, No. 22 West Chester University, and No. 23 Colorado State University.  Dropping out of the Top 25 are Robert Morris University Illinois, Missouri State University, Midland University, University of Rhode Island, Western Michigan University, and Syracuse University.

 

The Central States Collegiate Hockey League leads the way with four (of 5) of its member teams ranked, while the Western Collegiate Hockey League has five (of 7) of its member teams ranked, the Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League has four (of 7) of its member teams ranked, and the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference has three (of 6) of its member teams ranked.

 

With the ACHA switching to a computer-based ranking from a coaches poll, the ACHA will use the two computer rankings generated by USHSHO.com, Ranking A (Wins with Maximum Goal Differential of 7) and Ranking B (Wins with Maximum Goal Differential of 1), and come up with an average of the two rankings.  The ACHA will then use the list generated from the average for its weekly ranking.  Ties will be broken using the higher ranked team from Ranking B until the Top 25 teams are listed.  All games that go to overtime will be scored as ties in the computer ranking.

 

Over the past 17 seasons, 12 different schools have won the ACHA Men’s Division I National Championship: Lindenwood (3), Central Oklahoma (2), Illinois (2), Minot State (2), Adrian, Arizona State, Davenport, Delaware, Oakland, Ohio, Penn State, and Rhode Island.

 

Now in its 29th season of action, there have been a total of 14 schools that have won the ACHA Men’s Division I National Championship:

 

· Penn State (5 times)

· Ohio (4)

· Lindenwood (3)

· Central Oklahoma (2)

· Illinois (2)

· Minot State (2)

· North Dakota State (2)

· Adrian

· Arizona State

· Davenport

· Delaware

· Iowa State

· Oakland

· Rhode Island

 

A total of 70 teams will compete in Men’s Division I this season, including eleven new teams: Aquinas College, Cleary University, Concordia University Ann Arbor, Grand Canyon University, Indiana Tech, Lawrence Tech, Maryville University, McKendree University, Midland University, Northern Illinois University, and Waldorf University. The sole team departing Men’s Division I is University of Arkansas.

 

The computer ranking, which will not commence until after November 1, will for the seventh time determine the 20 teams that qualify for the 2020 ACHA Men’s Division I National Championships, which will include the following six autobids:

 

· (CHMA) College Hockey Mid-America (PLAYOFF CHAMPION)

· (ECHA) Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association (REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION)

· (ESCHL) Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION)

· (GLCHL) Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League (REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION)

· (NECHL) Northeast Collegiate Hockey League (PLAYOFF CHAMPION)

· (WCHL) Western Collegiate Hockey League (REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION)

 

The sixth ranking of the regular season will be released on Wednesday, November 6, 2019l.

The 2020 ACHA Men’s Division I National Championships will be hosted March 19-24 for the second time by the Dallas Stars, Visit Frisco, and Children’s Health StarCenters at the Comerica Center, in Frisco, TX. This will be the ninth year of the 20-team format.

 

2019-2020 ACHA Men’s Division 1 Ranking #5

Rank

School Name

M1 Record

Previous

1

Adrian

8-0-0

1

2

Michigan-Dearborn

6-1-1

5

3

Indiana Tech

7-2-0

15

4

Lindenwood

6-2-0

2

5

Davenport

5-2-0

12

6

Liberty

9-2-0

4

7

Arizona

8-1-1

11

8

Minot State

3-1-2

3

9

Stony Brook

7-1-0

13

10

Arizona State

8-3-1

21

11

Drexel

6-1-2

19

12

Calvin

4-1-1

NR

13

Ohio

7-1-0

6

14

Aquinas

2-6-0

NR

15

Oakland

8-1-1

NR

16

Central Oklahoma

8-5-0

10

17

Nevada-Las Vegas

10-3-0

8

18

Illinois

4-3-1

9

19

Oklahoma

7-2-0

14

20

Iowa State

7-5-0

7

21

Robert Morris Pennsylvania

9-2-1

NR

22

West Chester

7-2-0

NR

23

Colorado State

4-4-1

NR

24

Pittsburgh

9-1-0

25

25

Jamestown

4-2-0

16

 

 

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