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GCU Men’s Ice Hockey Finishes Out 2017 Ranked 9th in ACHA West Poll

December 20, 2017

Idle Lopes settle into Top 10 for unprecedented fifth straight week

By: Jim Howell/GCU Club Sports Information Director

GCU Club Sports is proud to announce that for the second straight week, the Grand Canyon University Men’s Ice Hockey Division II team is ranked 9th in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division II West Poll.  It’s also the fifth consecutive week that the Lopes are in the ACHA top 10 (including their highest-ever ranking of No. 8 two weeks ago). Like all but two teams in the poll, the Lopes were idle last week, and as a result, the top nine teams stayed intact, and only two pairs of teams switched places in the entire top 20.

The Lopes’ inactivity will continue throughout the holiday break. The Lopes finally return to action for the 2018 portion of their season January 5 in Tucson against the University of Arizona.

The entire ACHA West Rankings are listed below:

Rank School Record Rating
1 Northern Arizona (D2) 15-4-1 97.56
2 Utah State 18-5-1 96.47
3 Northern Colorado 16-3-1 96.39
4 Williston State College 10-9-1 95.94
5 Boise State 17-1-1 95.29
6 University of Denver 11-6-1 94.83
7 MSU-Denver 10-9-2 94.64
8 San Diego State 15-1-2 94.37
9 Grand Canyon (D2) 9-11-3 94.29
10 Weber State 11-12-1 93.71
11 Arizona State (D2) 11-11 93.71
12 Colorado (D2) 6-11-1 93.46
13 Texas 14-2 93.16
14 BYU 5-9-2 93.15
15 Colorado State (D2) 5-12 93.05
16 Wyoming 7-11-1 92.84
17 Cal-State Northridge 9-7 92.78
18 Long Beach State 6-8 92.36
19 Dakota College 2-7 92.35
20 California 11-2-1 92.23