HERE IT IS! The first college power rankings of the season. We’ll be dropping these every Monday after weekend games get played out and we can get a fresh look at each team and how the came out on record wise Monday morning. Here’s a few things to note here in these power rankings so i’m not getting blown up and chirped because you think this team is batter than the other and blah blah blah. Look, I realize teams play in different divisions, whether it’s NCAA D3, or ACHA D1, D2, D3, whatever it may be, and I realize hey, the NCAA D3 team would smoke the ACHA D2 team! I don’t give a damn about that. These are based on how specific teams are competing and doing in their specific conferences/divisions/leagues you name it. If you’re an ACHA D3 team that 10-2 and the ACHA D1 team is 4-6-2, then well, the D3 team is going above the D1 team, that’s how it goes. BUT, if say a two of these top 10 teams are both ACHA D2, or any other conference, and play each other, that result will be taken into consideration for the rankings. Rules or rules, don’t fight me on em, and enjoy the OFFICIAL Chirpin’ DMV Power Rankings.
#1 – Liberty (ACHA D2) 7-0-0
Checking in at #1 is Liberty’s D2 team. They just came off a weekend home stand vs. Penn State where they swept the Nittany Lions by scores of 4-0 and 3-2, in which the Flames had a 2 goal third period to erase a 1-2 deficit to comeback late and win 3-2 to stay undefeated. Prior to Sundays game, Liberty was on a 3 game shutout streak, and have outscored opponents 50-5 in their first seven games.
Weekend Results: FRI vs Penn State 4-0 W, SAT vs Penn State 3-2 W
Next up: 10/11-10:13 Liberty Fall Showcase
Previous rank: – Rank Change: – Highest Rank: 1
# 2 – Stevenson (ACHA D2) 4-0-0
The Horses in the Black check in at #2 in our first Chirpin’ DMV Power Rankings as their off to a 4-0-0 start to get their 2019-20 campaign underway. The Stevenson squad started their season with a 6-1 win over cross town rival George Mason, then a day later beat West Chester 6-4. They would follow that up with a weekend sweep over West Virginia. Stevenson is averaging 5.5 goals per game and only letting up 2.25 goals against per. Mark Bowen is leading the way offensively with 5G-4A–9PTS in four games, while the Stangs three tendys have combined for 102 saves.
Weekend Results: BYE WEEKEND
Next up: FRI 10/11 @ Rider (6-0-0)
Previous rank: – Rank Change: – Highest Rank: 2
#3 – Liberty (ACHA D1) 5-0-0
Another Liberty squad in high on the leader board after the D1 Flames swept their weekend series vs Alabama putting up 14 goals in just two games. Liberty’s D1 squad is, as seen above, undefeated on the season and have been WIPING teams with scores of 11-1, 10-2, 6-0 (x2) and 8-3. Anyone gonna be able to stop these guys?
Weekend Results: FRI @ Alabama 6-0 W, SAT @ Alabama 8-3 W
Next up: FRI 10/11 and SAT 10/12 @ Rhode Island (3-1-0)
Previous rank: – Rank Change: – Highest Rank: 3
#4 – Salisbury (DVCHC National) 5-1-1
The GULLLLLS make the top 5 in the initial Chiprin’ DMV College Power Rankings after a hot start and stringing a few win streaks together. After a 5-6 OTL to start the season, they’ve put together a 2 game win streak and now on a 3 game heater and counting. They sit in first place in the DVCHC National Division. Salisbury has two guys in double digit points as Jack Petersohn and Jordan Smith both sit at 5G and 5A.
Weekend Results: SAT vs Catholic University 7-2 W
Next up: FRI 10/11 vs U. Pitt-Johnstown (2-1-0)
Previous rank: – Rank Change: – Highest Rank: 4
#5 – Virginia Tech (ACHA D2) 4-1-1-1
Turkey Gerke (1G-5A–6PTS) and the Hokies dismantled cross state rival James Madison on Sunday by a score of 10-0 after a tough OT loss in Morgantown Saturday night. In the Hokies 3 losses on the season (one in OT, one in a shootout, and one in regulation) they have responded with commanding wins by scores of 5-1, 8-5, and 10-0. They’re doing a hell of a job bouncing back after losses and that’s what gets them into our initial top 5.
Weekend Results: FRI @ WVU 3-4 OTL, SAT @ JMU 10-0 W
Next up: FRI 10/11 vs Louisville (5-2-1), SAT 10/12 vs Kentucky (1-1-0)
Previous rank: – Rank Change: – Highest Rank: 5
#6 – Maryland (ACHA D2) 2-1-0
The Terps put a beatdown on the Pitt Panthers this weekend lighting their tender up for 17 goals in the home stand at Laurel. They started the season with a loss to Georgetown, but will have a chance to avenge that loss in November. With a close loss and two dominating wins, the Terps are in the DMV top 10.
Weekend Results: FRI vs Pitt 8-1 W, SAT vs Pitt 9-3 W
Next up: FRI 10/11 @ Virginia (2-0-0), SAT 10/ 12 @ JMU (0-3-0)
Previous rank: – Rank Change: – Highest Rank: 6
#T7 – Catholic (DVCHC American) 2-1-0
The defending DVCHC Patriot Division Champs have moved up a division to the American and are off to a 2-1 start, splitting with the two Salisbury teams, and pounding American 10-3. With a bye weekend coming up, the Cards will have a heavy load to kick off November.
Weekend Results: FRI vs Sals(P) 11-0 W, SAT @ Sals(N) 2-7 L
Next up: BYE Weekend
Previous rank: – Rank Change: – Highest Rank: 7
#T7 – George Washington (ACHA D2) 2-1-0
George Washington clocks in tied with Catholic with a 2-1-0 start after getting above .500 by defeating Wake Forest at home in an 8-7 OT thriller. The ice colonials are averaging six tucks a game, but have given up 17 in just three games, a spot they’ll have to work on if they want to stay in the top 10.
Weekend Results: FRI vs Wake Forest 8-7 W
Next up: FRI 10/11 @ Millersville (0-5-0), SAT 10/ 12 @ St. Joseph (0-0-0)
Previous rank: – Rank Change: – Highest Rank: 7
#9 – George Mason (ACHA D3) 2-3-1
The Mason Patriots had a split weekend after taking advantage of a struggling Towson team after a rocky start to a season with high expectations. With points needed and a heavy slate to end October, Mason is looking to collect as many points as they can.
Weekend Results: FRI @ PSU Berks 2-3 OTL, SUN vs Towson 3-1 W
Next up: FRI 10/11 vs Rowan(3-0-0), SAT 10/12 vs Pitt Johnstown (2-1-0)
Previous rank: – Rank Change: – Highest Rank: 9
#10 – Navy (ACHA D1) 2-4-0
The Midshipmen round out the first Chirpin’ DMV top 10. Navy dropped a pair of tight games to Pittsburgh this past weekend, but have split a series with WVU and defeated Mercyhurst so far this season. This is a solid team with a tough road ahead, but a few big wins can shoot them up in the rankings.
Weekend Results: FRI vs Pitt 4-6 L, SAT vs Pitt 2-4 L
Next up: FRI 10/11 vs New Jersey (4-3-0), SAT 10/12 vs PSU Berks (2-2-0)
Previous rank: – Rank Change: – Highest Rank: 10