ADRIAN COLLEGE NO. 1 FOR EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK IN ACHA M...
Date: Dec 11, 2019
Troy, MI (November 7, 2019) – The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) unveiled its first ranking of the 2019-20 season for its Men’s Division 2 conference, including the Northeast, Southeast, Central and West regions. The following are recaps of the top 5 eligible teams from each region as of November 1, 2019.
One of the hottest teams in the nation with a 9-2-1 record, Sault College ranks No. 1 in the Central region. The defending ACHA D3 National Champions moved to D2 this season and have not missed a beat recording 6.78 goals per contest. The competitive Central region features the University of Saint Thomas (8-2-0) in the No. 2 spot, followed by undefeated Gustavus Adolphus College (4-0-0) who have only surrendered 9 goals this season at the No. 3 position. Capping off the top five are No. 4 Grand Valley State University (6-3-0) and No. 5 University of Wisconsin (14-2-0).
Showcasing a solid defensive unit, Florida Gulf Coast University sits in the No. 1 spot in the Southeast region with a 9-2-0 record. The Eagles have allowed two goals or fewer in eight of their 10 games, including two shutout wins. With a 5-1-0 record, Liberty University is No. 2 followed by University of Cincinnati at No. 3 with a 6-1-0 record, including a spotless 4-0-0 record at home. Ohio State University (4-2-0) and Rider University (6-4-0) round out the top 5 respectively.
Roger Williams University sits on top of the Northeast region boasting a 6-2 division record. The Hawks have won four of their last five games, including posting their fourth home win on the young season. On the heels of the top spot at No. 2 is Boston College with a 2-3-0 record, followed by No. 3 Sacred Heart University (3-2-0). Rounding out the top five is Clarkson University (4-1-0) at No. 4 and No. 5 Norwich University (1-1-1).
Boasting the top win total in D2, the University of Mary has won 15 of its first 17 games, good enough for the No. 1 spot in the West region. Having almost exceeding its win total of eight wins last year, the University of Providence comes in at No. 2 with a 7-1-0 record, while the University of Oregon with a similar 7-1-0 record is ranked No. 3. Rounding out the top 5 is No. 4 Utah State University (7-4-0) and No. 5 Weber State University (5-6-0).