Women’s Division II Releases First Ranking of 2022-23 Season

Women’s Division II Releases First Ranking of 2022-23 Season


TROY, Mich. – Nov. 18, 2022 – The American Collegiate Hockey Association’s Women’s Division II (W2) today announced the first official rankings the 2022-2023 season. The results are based on games played and reported within the first ranking period that ended on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, between the division’s 62 member teams.


Details About the Rankings & Invitations to Nationals


The 2023 ACHA National Championships presented by FloHockey will be held at the New England Sports Center (NESC) in Marlborough, Mass. The W2 tournament, which will include 16 teams, will begin on March 16, and the championship game will be played on March 20, 2023.


Invitations to Nationals will ultimately be extended to the top-ranking W2 teams in each region based on the final ranking of the season. The final date that games will count towards W2 rankings this season is Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023. The ACHA will extend invitations to the following number of W2 teams per region:


  • Northeast region: 4 invitations
  • Southeast region: 5 invitations
  • West region: 3 invitations
  • Central region: 4 invitations





  1. University of Vermont
  2. Providence College
  3. Assumption University
  4. Northeastern University
  5. Boston University
  6. Boston College
  7. Sacred Heart University
  8. University of New Hampshire
  9. Merrimack College
  10. ^Saint Anselm College
  11. College of the Holy Cross
  12. Bentley University
  13. ^University of Connecticut


Teams with three or fewer games reported: ^Worcester Polytechnic Institute, ^University of New England



  1. Villanova University
  2. U.S. Naval Academy
  3. University of Delaware
  4. Liberty University
  5. Rowan University
  6. The Ohio State University
  7. University at Buffalo
  8. West Virginia University
  9. University of Maryland
  10. University of Pittsburgh
  11. Niagara University
  12. University of Pennsylvania
  13. Loyola University Maryland
  14. ^Virginia Tech
  15. Robert Morris University
  16. Mercyhurst University
  17. Georgetown University
  18. Oswego State University
  19. *University of Virginia
  20. Rochester Institute of Technology
  21. ^George Washington University


Teams with three or fewer games reported: West Chester University, Brockport State University, Montclair State University, High Point University, ^University of Tampa, University of New England, Paul Smith’s College



  1. Adrian College
  2. Central Michigan University
  3. Sault College
  4. Michigan State University
  5. Miami University
  6. ^Bowling Green State University
  7. Northern Michigan University
  8. Loyola University Chicago


Teams with three or fewer games reported: Lawrence Tech, University of Notre Dame



  1. Assiniboine Community College
  2. North Dakota State University
  3. University of Minnesota-Duluth
  4. Maryville University
  5. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  6. University of Nebraska


Teams with three or fewer games reported: ^University of Wisconsin Madison, Dakota College Bottineau, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, ^University of Wisconsin Stout


The following four conferences with at least six W2 ACHA member teams will be offered an automatic bid for their top team to the 2022 W2 National Championships: Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association (CCWHA), College Hockey East (CHE), Women’s Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference (DVCHC) and the Independent Women’s Club Ice Hockey League (IWCHL).


^The following teams have declared they will not attend the 2023 National Championships: Worcester Polytech Institute, Saint Anselm College, University of Connecticut, University of New England, University of Tampa, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, George Washington University, University of Wisconsin Stout, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bowling Green State University.


The second W2 ranking period will end on Dec. 4, 2022. Follow the W2 schedule here. For more information about W2 policies and procedures, please review the ACHA manual.