Ranking No. 9 released
Minot State still on top of ACHA rankings
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 / 3:32pm
Credit: ACHA


Minot State University finishes 2022 in the top spot in the 2022-2023 American Collegiate Hockey Association Men's Division 1 Ranking No. 9. The Beavers (13-0-0), undefeated in Men’s Division I action this season and No. 1 for the fourth consecutive ranking period, swept a pair of home games at the Maysa Arena over University of Central Oklahoma (8-1, 7-2), knocking the Bronchos out of the Top 5 in the process.  No. 2 Adrian College (16-2-1) and No. 3 Liberty University (12-5-0) were both idle this past weekend while No. 4 University of Nevada-Las Vegas (11-2-0) won three games over three different opponents.  The Rebels throttled San Diego State University 16-0 on Thursday, torched Canisius College 13-1 on Friday, and avoided the letdown on Saturday against University of Oregon, skating away with a 4-1 victory at City National Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Rounding out the Top 5 is Indiana Tech (18-4-1), which improved to 18-1-1 on the season after a home-and-home sweep over Roosevelt University (8-1, 4-0).  

Moving into the polls this week is No. 25 University of Rhode Island while dropping out of the Top 25 is Colorado State University.

The Central States Collegiate Hockey League (CSCHL) leads the way with two (of 3) of its member teams ranked, while the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) has four (of 7) of its member teams ranked, the Western Collegiate Hockey League (WCHL) has five (of 10) of its member teams ranked, the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ESCHL) has four (of 8) of its member teams ranked, the Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League (GLCHL) has four (of 9) of its member teams ranked, and Midwest College Hockey (MCH) has two (of 6) of its member teams ranked

The ACHA uses 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 comes 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 19 seasons, 12 different schools have won the ACHA Men's Division I National Championship: Lindenwood (4), Central Oklahoma (2), Illinois (2), Minot State (2), Adrian (2), Arizona State, Davenport, Delaware, Oakland, Ohio, Penn State, and Rhode Island.

Now in its 32nd season of action, there have been a total of 14 schools that have won the ACHA Men's Division I National Championship:

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

A total of 70 teams will compete in Men’s Division I this season, including these new members: College of New Jersey, University of Oregon, Purdue University Northwest, and San Diego State University.  The defending Men's Division I National Champions of the American Collegiate Hockey Association, Lindenwood University, has departed to play NCAA Men’s Division I while Iowa State University is on a school suspension for the 2022-23 season.

The computer ranking will for the ninth time determine the 20 teams that qualify for the 2023 ACHA Men's Division I National Championships presented by FloHockey, which will include the following eight auto bids:

  • (CHMA) College Hockey Mid-America
  • (ECHA) Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association
  • (ESCHL) Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League
  • (GLCHL) Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League
  • (MCH) Midwest College Hockey
  • (NECHL) Northeast Collegiate Hockey League
  • (WCHL) Western Collegiate Hockey League
  • (WHAC) Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

The tenth ranking of the regular season will be released on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

The 2023 ACHA Men's Division I National Championships presented by FloHockey will be hosted March 16-21 for the first time at the New England Sports Center (NESC) in Marlborough, Mass. This will be the eleventh year of the 20-team format.

2022-2023 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #9

Rank

School Name

M1 Record

Previous

Conference

1

Minot State

13-0-0

1

INDEP

2

Adrian

16-2-1

2

GLCHL

3

Liberty

12-5-0

3

INDEP

4

Nevada-Las Vegas

11-2-0

4

WCHL

5

Indiana Tech

18-1-1

6

WHAC

6

Ohio

16-4-0

7

CSCHL

7

Central Oklahoma

18-4-1

5

WCHL

8

Jamestown

10-5-0

9

MCH

9

Lawrence Tech

14-1-2

8

WHAC

10

Calvin

14-3-2

10

GLCHL

11

Maryville

12-5-0

12

CSCHL

12

Pittsburgh

10-5-2

14

ESCHL

13

Arizona

10-4-3

11

WCHL

14

Grand Valley State

20-5-0

17

GLCHL

15

Niagara

11-4-0

15

ESCHL

16

Indiana Pennsylvania

15-1-0

18

CHMA

17

Illinois State

16-2-2

16

MCH

18

Stony Brook

11-5-0

19

ESCHL

19

Arizona State

9-9-0

13

WCHL

20

Michigan-Dearborn

9-6-2

20

WHAC

21

Utah

8-7-1

21

WCHL

22

Purdue Northwest

11-5-1

23

GLCHL

23

Oswego State

13-4-1

22

NECHL

24

Concordia Ann Arbor

11-9-1

24

WHAC

25

Rhode Island

10-6-2

NR

ESCHL