Five weeks into the season, the ACHA’s best team in the country appears to be located in Southern Michigan.
Starting the season an unblemished 12-0, Adrian College continues to make a push for the No. 1 spot in the weekly ACHA Division-I hockey rankings. The Bulldogs were ranked No. 3 in the Week 5 rankings, released Oct. 23, and defeated Davenport University and Mercyhurst University this weekend.
The Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League was well-represented in the ACHA’s sixth poll of the season.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn (6-5-3) moved up to No. 13 after dropping two road games to No. 11 Illinois. The Wolverines were swept by Iowa State this weekend, dropping its sixth consecutive game, all coming against ranked foes.
Davenport University moved down one spot to No. 15 after splitting a weekend series with Liberty University. The Panthers were defeated by Adrian on Oct. 24, its only game this weekend.
Western Michigan rounds out GLCHL teams in the ACHA Week 5 Top 25 poll with a No. 18 ranking. The Stallions split with Michigan State to move up four spots in the poll, but were split its weekend series with conference foe Oakland University.
Oakland was ranked No. 20 in the Week 4 poll, but dropped out of the Top 25 after being swept by Adrian Oct. 16-17 and defeating Eastern Michigan University Oct. 19. The Grizzlies split with Western Michigan this weekend.