Women’s Division II Releases Fourth Ranking of 2021-22 Season

Women’s Division II Releases Fourth Ranking of 2021-22 Season

Northeastern, Delaware, Lake Superior State and Assiniboine all stay in #1 spots in their regions


TROY, Mich. – Feb. 13, 2022 – The American Collegiate Hockey Association’s Women’s Division II (W2) today announced the fourth official ranking the 2021-2022 season. The results are based on games played and reported within the ranking period that ended on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022.


The 2022 ACHA National Championships will take place in St. Louis, Missouri in March 2022, and will include 16 W2 teams. The full 2022 Nationals game schedule, with W2 games beginning Tuesday, March 15, is available on the ACHA website, here.


Teams highlighted in BOLD are the current contenders for Nationals invitations in their region as of Ranking #4:


*Teams with asterisks have opted out of Nationals 2022


NORTHEAST REGION (4 invitations)

  1. Northeastern University
  2. *Assumption University
  3. Boston College
  4. University of New Hampshire
  5. University of Vermont
  6. Providence College
  7. Merrimack College
  8. *Saint Anselm’s College
  9. *Boston University
  10. *University of Connecticut
  11. Paul Smiths College
  12. *Bentley University
  13. Union College
  14. Sacred Heart University


SOUTHEAST REGION (5 invitations)

  1. University of Delaware
  2. United States Naval Academy
  3. Rowan University
  4. Villanova University
  5. Liberty University
  6. Loyola University Maryland
  7. University of Pittsburgh
  8. Mercyhurst University
  9. University at Buffalo
  10. University of Pennsylvania
  11. West Virginia University
  12. Towson University
  13. *University of Maryland
  14. Montclair State University
  15. Brockport State University
  16. *Rochester Institute of Technology
  17. West Chester University


CENTRAL (4 invitations)

  1. Lake Superior State University
  2. Sault College
  3. Northern Michigan University
  4. Adrian College
  5. *University of Notre Dame
  6. Ohio State University
  7. Michigan State University
  8. Central Michigan University
  9. Miami University
  10. Bowling Green State University
  11. Loyola University Chicago


WEST REGION (3 invitations)

  1. Assiniboine Community College
  2. Dakota College
  3. North Dakota State University
  4. University of Minnesota-Duluth
  5. Iowa State University
  6. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  7. University of Wisconsin Eau Claire


For reference, the previous W2 ranking can be found here.


The following three 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), 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 2022 National Championships: Assumption College, Bentley University, Boston University, California University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute Technology, University of Maryland, Saint Anselm’s College, University of Connecticut, University of Nebraska Lincoln, University of Wisconsin Stout, University of Notre Dame. Any team that does not withdraw their intention to attend Nationals in advance, and ultimately turns down an invitation, is subject to disqualification from future National tournaments.


The fourth W2 ranking period will end on Feb. 20, 2022. The final date that games will count towards W2 rankings this season is Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Follow the W2 schedule and standings here.