@ACBulldogHockey Debuts at No. 2 in NCAA Division III West Region Rankings

@ACBulldogHockey Debuts at No. 2 in NCAA Division III West Region Rankings

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INDIANAPOLIS--The nationally-ranked Adrian College men's hockey team is rated second in the inaugural NCAA Division III West Region poll of the 2015-16 season, it was announced today by the national office.

Used to determine both NCAA tournament bids and seedings, this week's rankings are the first of three sets that will be released to the public. Additional public rankings will follow on February 23 and March 1, while the final rankings generated on March 6 will not be released to the public. The numbers used by the regional committees to generate these rankings are sometimes made available to the public.

The defending Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Harris Cup champion Bulldogs trail current NCHA-North leader St. Norbert in the NCAA West Region rankings. Marian, at No. 4, is a third NCHA team in the regional rankings. 

In the West, Adrian owns the second-best in-division strength of schedule (weighted for opponents' winning percentage and opponents' opponents' winning percentage) at .523 among teams with above.-500 records.

The Bulldogs, ranked third in both national polls, bring records of 19-3-1 overall and 15-2-1 NCHA-S into their final weekend series of the regular season on Friday (8 p.m.) and Saturday (5 p.m.) at national No. 14/15 St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. A sweep in this key conference set will clinch for Adrian the top overall seed in the Harris Cup playoffs by virtue of total goal differential in all NCHA games, which Adrian leads +19, compared versus St. Norbert. (Both the Green Knights and Bulldogs have 31 points in the conference standings.)

For more information regarding the regional score reporting form: West Region | East Region 


Men's NCAA Rankings - Feb. 16, 2016


Overall Record
Division III Record
1 Hobart 18-4-2 18-4-2 -
2 Williams 17-4-1 17-4-1 -
3 Trinity 16-5-1 15-5-1 -
4 Plattsburgh State
19-3-1 19-3-1 -
5 Buffalo State
13-6-4 -
6 Babson
17-5-3 14-4-3 -
7 SUNY Geneseo
14-4-5 13-4-5 -
8 UMass Boston
14-4-3 -
9 Neumann 13-8-3 13-8-3
10 Utica
11-9-4 11-9-4 -
10 Norwich 16-7-2 13-7-1 -


Overall Record
Division III Record
St. Norbert 19-2-2 19-2-2 -
2 Adrian 19-3-1 19-3-1 -
3 UW-Stevens Point 19-5-1 19-5-1 -
Marian 15-5-3 15-5-3 -
5 UW-Eau Claire 15-5-5 15-5-3

(Editor's notes: This news release compiled in part by D3hockey.com staff report; Photo by John Hoy)