Oakland Drops to 16th in Latest Rankings; Nationals in Question

Grand Valley State (24-2-1) is the top-ranked team again for the #7 M3 Ranking as we head into the final weeks before Nationals.   Lawrence Tech remains at #2, while Missouri jumps to #3 on the heels of their MACHA Playoff Championship.

Hope comes in at #4, flipping with Dartmouth who falls to #5.

6 conferences are represented along with several independent teams within the Top 30, with the Michigan College Hockey Conference leading with 8  teams.  Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association enters with 5 teams while the North East College Hockey Association and Independent teams boast 4 representatives each.  The Indiana Collegiate Hockey Conference claims 2 teams with Metro Collegiate Hockey Conference and College Hockey East each having 1 team.

There is one AutoBid currently outside the top 16 in Saint Vincent College (currently 25th) who would bump the Grizzlies out of the National Tournament as it sits.

The Top 16 teams will be invited to the Men’s Division 3 Nationals in St Louis, MO in March.  The next ranking is scheduled to be released on February 20th.