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College Power Rankings: 10/15

Our second college power rankings are here and we’ve got a mix up in the top ten!!! Three big reasons for the changes, 1) Since the first power rankings were posted, we were able to dig up info on more teams in the DMV and their records, stats, etc, which plays a huge factor. 2) If you aren’t playing games… it’s gonna hurt, sorry not sorry. Also, if we can’t find a score for a game, that’s also gonna hurt. Again, sorry not sorry, but we won’t give you credit for a win based on assumption. 3) Officially ranked Chipin’ DMV teams facing off against each other.. if you beat a team in our rankings, it’s gonna help a hell of a lot. Also to remember if you didn’t read last weeks blog, the records are based on our system so that each teams record can be compared. The way ours is setup is WIN-LOSS-TIE-OTL/SOL. Now, let’s get in to it….

#1 – Liberty (ACHA D2) 9-1-0-0

Previous Rank: 1

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 1

Liberty’s D2 team stays in the #1 spot this week despite suffering their first loss of the season during the Liberty Showcase this past weekend. The Flames kicked things off Friday night in a one goal hole vs UMASS Lowell but would rip off five straight for a commanding showcase opening win. Things wouldn’t slow down there as they would slap around MSU Denver en route to an 8-0 shutout win and still looking like a team nobody could touch. In the two wins, Darren Carter would score twice Friday as well as a tuck by Johnny Kettelle, who would also score twice in 17 seconds in Saturdays win. Sunday would be a different story tho as Liberty would drop their first game of the season to NC State, who took a commanding 3-0 in the game causing the Flames to play catch up. Liberty got it to 4-3 before the Wolfpack would pot an empty netter and head out with a win.

Weekend Results: FRI vs UMASS Lowell 5-1 W, SAT vs MSU Denver 8-0 W, SUN vs NC State 3-5 L

Next up: 10/18 and 10/19 vs Drexel University (1-2-0-1)

#2 – Liberty (ACHA D1) 7-0-0-0

Previous Rank: 3

Rank Change: ▲1

Highest Rank: 2

The Flames D1 and D2 teams are basically 1A and 1B the way they are just dummying teams. The D1 squad headed north to Rhode Island this past weekend to take on a 3-1-0-0 Rams team who had yet to lose at home, while also scoring 12 goals in two games at their home barn. Liberty would put a pretty quick end to that streak, smoking Rhode Island in both games 7-1 and 5-1. In Friday’s contest, the Flames went 4-4 on the pepper, and out shot the Rams 43-24 while exploding for a four goal second period. Liberty would get two goals each from Zechariah Roberts and Matthew Bartel. Saturday was much the same, but it was the PK that would be perfect this game, going 5-5. While only 2-1 after the second, Josh Fricks tucked 2 in the third to break it open and give Liberty the weekend sweep. Sophomore goalie Tyler Myers had an off weekend (if you can call it that… wait for the stats… wait for em… waittt…) he’s now 4-0, with his previous two games before the weekend being shutouts. Allowing 1 goal in each game this weekend has now dropped his GAA to .50… talk about a STUD. He turned away 43 of 45 this weekend.

Weekend Results: FRI @ Rhode Island 7-1 W, SAT @ Rhode Island 5-1 W

Next up: 10/18 and 10/19 vs Syracuse (1-2-0-1)

#3 – Stevenson (ACHA D2) 4-1-0-0

Previous Rank: 2

Rank Change: ▼ 1

Highest Rank: 2

The green horses would drop their first game of the season on the road at Rider on Friday night this past weekend in a penalty filled contest that saw Stevenson take 8 penalties and give up two power play goals. Stevenson was out shot 45-31 in the game and found themselves on both the good and bad end of a 5-3 in the game. Mustangs goals by #17 Ramage and the captain, #27 Scholze. Stevenson has two MASSIVE home games this weekend against two very talented teams at home in Reiserstown. If they can win both, especially against the NC State team we saw take down Liberty, Stevenson will stay cozy in this top 3.

Weekend Results: FRI @ Rider 2-4 L

Next up: 10/18 vs NC State (5-1-0-0), 10/19 vs Penn State (5-2-0-1)

#4 – Salisbury (DVCHC National) 6-2-0-1

Previous Rank: 4

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 4

The Gulls are clockin’ in and staying put at #4 after a split weekend. Friday night saw the Gulls take a 2-0 lead with goals by Tim Staudmyer and Garret Warner, but let up three unanswered to drop a close contest. UPJ would take 8 penalties, but Salisbury would only convert on one power play. Sunday would be a different result as they would THROTTLE Rutgers Camden 11-1 that would see them in a 2-1 game before they would torch the Rutgers chicken tender for 9 straight. 24 total points on the Gulls score sheet including 5 goals for Jack Petersohn (how are ya), a 1G-2A–3PTS night each for Ryan Schwarz, Garrett Warner and Dom DeLong (Ryken legend, shout out to my dawg). Salisbury has another one game weekend vs a solid Rowan team in a DVCHC divisional match-up.

Weekend Results: FRI vs U-Pitt Johnstown 2-3 L, SUN vs Rutgers-Camden 11-1 W

Next up: 10/19 @ Rowan University (2-1-0-0)

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#5 – Virginia Tech (ACHA D2) 6-2-0-2

Previous Rank: 5

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 5

The Hokies hosted the ACCHL Virginia Invitational and they would not disappoint in their home tourney going 2-1 with their only loss being to the eventual tournament champions in Kentucky. They would kick things off beating Louisville 3-1 with goals by Morrison, Messuro and Dachille. They would drop Saturdays contest vs Kentucky but take on the Terps in a #5 vs #6 Chirpin’ ranked match-up and that game would not disappoint as the Hokies would defeat the Terps in OT with a game winning tuck by Hoey. VT is steady as she goes as they continue to climb and improve as a team, expect them to stay consistently high in the power rankings as long as they don’t hit a slide.

Weekend Results: FRI vs Louisville 3-1 W, SAT vs Kentucky 2-5 L, SUN vs Maryland 5-4 OTW

Next up: 10/19 vs Navy (2-4-0-0)

#6 – George Washington (ACHA D2) 4-1-0-0

Previous Rank: 7

Rank Change: ▲1

Highest Rank: 6

The Colonials hit the road this weekend and got two big wins to improve to 4-1-0-0, helping them jump a spot in this weeks power rankings. Friday night saw them defeat Millersville 4-1 behind a two goal effort from Burkhardt and tendy Graham Roy turning away 31 of 32. Saturday would be no different as they defeated ACC Capitol Division rival St Joe’s 5-3 to keep them in 1st place in the division. Burkhardt would tuck another and Finklestein would take over the two goal duties for this game. GW has a bye this weekend, but don’t except them to lose ground in the power rankings having only one loss.

Weekend Results: FRI @ Millersville 4-1 W, SAT @ St. Joseph’s 5-3 W

Next up: BYE WEEKEND

#7 – Virginia (ACHA D2) 4-2-0-0

Previous Rank: UR

Rank Change: ▲3

Highest Rank: 7

The Virginia Cavaliers join the rankings this week seeing as that we were able to find some info on them and realized they are off to a pretty hot start. They laced up at the VT hosted ACCHL Virginia Invitational and had a hell of a weekend defeating the #6 Chirpin’ ranked Terps in OT as well as the eventual tournament Champion Kentucky Wildcats, beatin’ the hell out of em 7-3. They would however drop a game to Louisville for only their second loss of the season. They’ll be taking on a winless JMU team this weekend, so the Hoos will be looking to add another to the win column.

Weekend Results: FRI vs Maryland 5-4 OTW, SAT vs Louisville 3-5 L, SUN vs Kentucky 7-3 W

Next up: 10/18 @ JMU (0-6-0-0)

#8 – Christopher Newport (ACHA D3) 6-3-0-0

Previous Rank: UR

Rank Change: ▲2

Highest Rank: 8

Christoper Newport is another team we found out about after the initial power rankings, and at 6-3-0-0, they’ve got a heavy dose of games under their belt already and are off to a great start. They host Delaware this weekend and ended with a series split after dropping game one, they responded with a big win securing goals from Longo, Ryerse, Westby, and Coose. Look for their stock to continue to rise if they can sweep UNCW this weekend.

Weekend Results: FRI vs Delaware 1-2 L, SAT vs Delaware 4-2 W

Next Up: 10/18 and 10/19 @ UNCW (3-1-0-0)

#9 – George Mason (ACHA D3) 4-3-0-1

Previous Rank: 9

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 9

Mason got two massive wins this weekend and 4 much needed points as they completed the weekend sweep to get them above .500 on the year. The #SmithShow Cam Smith, well, put on a damn show this weekend scoring four goals total, including a hat trick vs UPJ. Trevor Mack would tuck twice on Saturday giving him three total for the weekend. The big guns for the Patriots are heating up, and that’s exactly what they needed. They look forward to a rematch vs Rowan this weekend for a chance at another win.

Weekend Results: FRI vs Rowan 2-1 W, SAT vs U-Pitt Johnstown 6-3 W

Next up: 10/18 @ Rowan University (2-1-0-0)

#10 – Navy (ACHA D1) 4-3-0-1

Previous Rank: 10

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 10

The Navy Men’s D1 team stays in the power rankings after a huge undefeated weekend in Annapolis to get them above the .500 mark. Goalie Casey McCormick turned away 34/35 Friday, followed by Charlie Doherty stopping 29/31 on Saturday. Navy had eight different goal scorers this weekend as they would pot 11 total. They have a big road trip against a Rhode Island team that Liberty just wiped, so a weekend sweep will be huge for Navy in the sACHA standings and our power rankings here.

Weekend Results: FRI vs College of NJ 3-1 W, SAT vs PSU Berks 8-2 W

Next up: 10/18 and 10/19 @ Rhode Island

Dropped Out

Maryland (ACHA D2) 3-1-0-2 – The Terps dropped two overtime games in the ACCHL Virginia Invitational, one to #5 VT and the other to now #7 ranked Virginia. They would beat JMU 3-1, however, a less than impressive performance vs a win-less Dukes team.

Catholic University (DVCHC American) 2-1-0-0 – The Cards dropped out due to a bye weekend, and to be honest, not much on tape with only three games played. We’ll need to see some more out of them if they want to see themselves back in the rankings.

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