ACHA Final Rankings
The ACHA released the final rankings of the 2017-18 season
Thursday, March 22 / 1:21pm
Credit: ACHA


Adrian College (33-1-0) defeated the University of Illinois (20-10-2) 8-1 in the 2018 ACHA Men’s Division-I National Championship Game to secure its first ever national championship. Goaltender Austyn Roudebush, the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, led the Bulldogs to victory by only allowing four goals against in four games played, while Marcus Rose and Joe Costello paced the scoring attack with three goals and two assists each over the four games.

Despite the loss, No. 2 Illinois posted its highest finish since losing in the 2009 National Championship Game. Minot State (30-3-1), the No. 1 seed for the third consecutive year, was unable to get past Illinois in the semi-finals to finish the season at No. 3, while Lindenwood University (27-5-4), who lost to Adrian 4-0 in the other semi-final, took the No. 4 spot.

A total of 60 teams competed in Men’s Division-I this season, including three new teams: Calvin College, New York University and University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

With the conclusion of the ACHA’s 27th season, 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)
  • North Dakota State (2)
  • Adrian
  • Arizona State
  • Davenport
  • Delaware
  • Iowa State
  • Minot State
  • Oakland
  • Rhode Island

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

The 2019 ACHA Men's Division-I National Championships will be hosted March 21-26 for the first time by the Dallas Sports Commission, Dallas Stars, and Dr Pepper StarCenters at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, TX. This will be the eighth year of the 20-team format.

2017-2018 ACHA Men's Division-I Final Ranking

Rank

School Name

M1 Record

Previous

1

Adrian

33-1-0

2

2

Illinois

20-10-2

5

3

Minot State

30-3-1

1

4

Lindenwood

27-5-4

3

5

Ohio

27-9-3

4

6

Robert Morris Illinois

19-14-1

6

7

Central Oklahoma

28-6-4

7

8

Colorado

24-9-1

9

9

Michigan-Dearborn

19-6-2

8

10

Liberty

30-6-1

10

11

Iowa State

18-16-3

11

12

Jamestown

17-14-1

12

13

Nevada-Las Vegas

21-9-1

13

14

Davenport

20-11-3

14

15

Stony Brook

23-9-4

15

16

Arizona

19-11-3

16

17

Missouri State

16-13-3

17

18

Midland

7-15-0

18

19

Kent State

25-10-1

19

20

Oklahoma

15-17-2

20

21

Rhode Island

23-12-2

21

22

New York

16-10-2

23

23

Alabama

20-9-1

22

24

Delaware

20-17-2

25

25

Arizona State

11-24-0

NR