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11-03-2012, 10:47 AM
2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #6

1 Arizona State 11-0-0
2 Ohio 11-1-0
3 Adrian 10-1-1
4 Minot State 9-3-0
5 Robert Morris (IL) 9-1-1
6 Oklahoma 7-3-1
7 Oakland 8-3-1
8 Illinois 9-2-2
9 Davenport 8-4-0
10 Lindenwood 3-4-3
11 Iowa State 8-5-1
12 Liberty 7-5-1
13 Navy 11-2-1
14 Rhode Island 8-1-3
15 Central Oklahoma 6-7-0
16 Delaware 4-5-0
17 Arizona 5-5-0
18 Stony Brook 4-4-1
19 Rutgers 5-4-0
20 Eastern Michigan 6-7-0
21 Syracuse 7-3-0
22 Niagara 8-2-0
23 Buffalo 10-1-1
24 West Chester 5-4-1
25 Lebanon Valley 7-1-0


A DEVILISH DELIGHT: ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY TAKES OVER THE #1 SPOT


UNION LAKE, MI – For the first time in school history, the Arizona State University Sun Devils are the #1 ranked team in the country, receiving 29 out of 46 first-places votes to claim the top spot in the 2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #6. Arizona State, with an 11-0-0 record, is the only undefeated team left in the country. The Sun Devils will put their #1 ranking and 26-game winning streak over arch-rival Arizona to the test this weekend at the Madhouse on Main Street in Tucson, AZ. #2 Ohio University, which held the top spot the last 4 weeks and received 17 first-place votes, dropped its first game of the year on the road at Liberty University, though the Bobcats did manage to split the tightly contested series with a win on Friday.

#3 Adrian and #4 Minot State stood pat this week, while Robert Morris Illinois achieved its highest ranking in school history, jumping up a couple of spots and coming in at #5. The Eagles now sport a 9-1-1 record on the season. The Oklahoma Sooners remained in the #6 spot, while the Oakland Golden Grizzlies tumbled two spots and came in at #7. Rounding out the top 10 were #8 Illinois, #9 Davenport, and #10 Lindenwood.

This week’s big mover-and-shaker was Niagara University, which jumped up three spots to #22. The Purple Eagles now sport an overall record of 8-2-0. Lebanon Valley, with a record of 7-1-0, makes its first appearance in team history in the ACHA rankings coming in at #25. The Flying Dutchmen are now in their 3rd season of ACHA competition, having previously played in the NCAA Division III ranks.
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Over the past ten seasons, 8 different schools have won the ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championship: Lindenwood (2), Illinois (2), Davenport, Delaware, Oakland, Ohio, Penn State, and Rhode Island.
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Beginning its 22nd season of action, there have been a total of 10 schools that have won the ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championship:
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Penn State (5 times)
Ohio (4 times)
Illinois (2 times)
Lindenwood (2 times)
North Dakota State (2 times)
Davenport
Delaware
Iowa State
Oakland
Rhode Island
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55 teams will compete for this year's title. Two teams from last season are now playing NCAA varsity hockey: Penn State University (NCAA DI) and the State University of New York at Canton (NCAA DIII)
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The seventh ranking of the regular season will be released on Friday, November 9.
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The 2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships will be hosted March 1-6 by Robert Morris University Illinois at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, IL. This will be the second year of the 20-team format.
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