It’s the first college power rankings of the new year… so that means nothing has changed. Yes, there were a few games by a handful of teams this past weekend, but we’ll wait till everyone get’s rolling again to start breaking down the DMV squads as they all prepare for the second half of the season. For some teams, it’s finish strong and enjoy the year, while others have their eyes set on Nationals. SO, here’s a reminder of your top 10 in the DMV.

#1 – Liberty (ACHA D2) 22-3-1-0

Previous Rank: 1

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 1

The D2 Flames were one of the few teams that were back in action this past weekend as they get ready to hit the ice in the new year. They started 2020 off with a showcase weekend at the University of Miami Ohio. They had a 2-0-1 weekend to improve that already insane record as they have eyes set on a national championship.

Weekend Results: FRI vs Grand Valley State 4-3 OTW, SAT vs Davenport 3-1 W, SUN vs Lindenwood 0-4 L

Next Up: 1/17-1/18 vs Rowan University (13-1-0-0)

#2 – Catholic University (DVCHC American) 12-1-0-1

Previous Rank: 2

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 2

No games yet for the Cards, and nothing upcoming this weekend either as they don’t get back on the ice until the 24th. Regardless, they currently sit 1st in the DVCHC American division with a 5-0-0 division record and a 4 point lead over Neumann.

Weekend Results: BYE

Next Up: BYE

#3 – Liberty (ACHA D1) 18-3-0-0

Previous Rank: 3

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 1

No games yet for the D1 Flames, but they’ve got a big home weekend ahead vs a solid Delaware team. Prior to the break, Liberty went on a five game winning streak. out scoring opponents 40 to 14 in that run. Let’s see if they can stay hot coming into the new year.

Weekend Results: BYE

Next Up: 1/17-1/18 vs University of Delaware (15-7-0-0)

#4 – George Washington (ACHA D2) 12-2-0-0

Previous Rank: 4

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 3

There’s no doubt that GW got off to an amazing start to the season, sitting at that 12-2 record. BUTTT.. can they keep it going? They’ll find out pretty quickly this weekend as they have a Chirpin DMV top 10 showdown with #6 George Mason. Last time around? GW won it in a shootout.

Weekend Results: BYE

Next Up: 1/17 vs #6 George Mason (15-3-0-2)

#5 – Stevenson (NCAA D3) 10-2-0-1

Previous Rank: 6

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 5

The eight game heater came crashing to an end Friday night in Reiserstown as the Stangs hosted the #2 ranked team in D3 Geneseo. It was a scoreless 1st period until Geneseo broke it open with three tucks. The following day wouldn’t go as planned either as the mustangs fell in OT, 4-3.

Weekend Results: FRI vs Geneseo 1-6 L, SAT vs SUNY Brockport 3-4 OTL

Next Up: 1/17 @ Lebanon Valley (3-10-1), 1/18 @ Elmira (8-3-1)

#6 – George Mason (ACHA D3) 15-3-0-2

Previous Rank: 6

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 4

George Mason is starting their new year off with a two game slate, as we just mentioned, they’ll be in a top 10 showdown as they look for revenge against a tough GW squad in a game that went down to a shootout last game.

Previous Results: BYE

Next Up: 1/17 @ #4 George Washington (12-2-0-0), 1/18 @ William Patterson (9-5-0-0)

#7 – Virginia Tech (ACHA D2) 14-3-2-2

Previous Rank: 7

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 3

It was a hot start for the Hokies this weekend as they jump right back into the swing of things defeating both WVU and UNC at home. They have a top 10 showdown this weekend against arguably their biggest rival, Virginia. They’ll follow that up with a “hokies should cruise” type game against Richmond.

Previous Results: FRI 1/10 vs WVU 4-2 W, SAT vs UNC 5-2 W

Next Up: 1/17 @ #9 Virginia (8-4-0-0), 1/18 @ Richmond (3-6-0-0)

#8 – Christopher Newport (ACHA D3) 13-6-0-0

Previous Rank: 8

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 8

Captains are off until the 25th when they’ll host ECU for their last home series of the year.

Previous Results: BYE

Up Next: BYE

#9 – Virginia (ACHA D2) 8-4-0-0

Previous Rank: 9

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 7

As we mentioned in the VT section, it’s a top 10 showdown between these two rivals as UVa looks to beat a serious team and climb the power rankings a bit in their only contest of the weekend.

Weekend Results: SAT vs WVU 3-1 W

Next Up: 1/17 vs #6 Virginia Tech (14-3-2-2)

#10 – NAVY (ACHA D1) 10-5-0-3

Previous Rank: 10

Rank Change: ↔

Highest Rank: 10

The Midshipmen are back in action this weekend with a two game roady in front of them. The first is against a solid Temple squad that they’ll see twice in three games, and the other… a struggling Penn State Berks squad whop Navy dismantled earlier in the season 8-2.

Previous Results: BYE

Next Up: 1/17 @ Temple (8-9-0-1), 1/18 @ Penn State Berks (3-15-0-0)

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