Women's NCAA Division 1 College Hockey Rankings

Based on Scores (sorted by team) through March 8, 2015 courtesy of USCHO.com . Previous Rankings  New ratings will be posted each week, time permitting. Minimum 5 Scores vs. D1 Competition to be Ranked Maximum Goal Differential = 4 See Rankings Without Considering Goal Differential Below RANK TEAM W L T GmPerf Sched Total Last 5 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1,Minnesota,_________________________ 31 3 4, 2.4, 7.8, 10.19, 9.35 2,Wisconsin,_________________________ 28 6 4, 2.0, 7.8, 9.79, 10.91 3,Boston College,____________________ 33 2 2, 2.8, 6.9, 9.71, 8.19 4,Harvard,___________________________ 25 5 3, 1.9, 7.3, 9.15, 9.53 5,North Dakota,______________________ 22 12 3, 0.8, 7.9, 8.72, 8.93 6,Minnesota-Duluth,__________________ 20 12 5, 0.6, 8.0, 8.54, 9.24 7,Quinnipiac,________________________ 26 8 3, 1.4, 7.1, 8.47, 7.93 8,Boston University,_________________ 25 8 3, 1.2, 7.1, 8.36, 10.66 9,Bemidji State,_____________________ 21 17 1, 0.4, 8.0, 8.34, 8.52 10,Clarkson,__________________________ 24 10 3, 1.1, 7.2, 8.33, 9.21 11,Cornell,___________________________ 19 11 3, 0.6, 7.5, 8.13, 8.70 12,Ohio State,________________________ 17 16 3, 0.1, 8.0, 8.08, 7.26 13,St Lawrence,_______________________ 19 12 5, 0.5, 7.5, 7.93, 7.43 14,Princeton,_________________________ 15 14 2, 0.1, 7.4, 7.50, 7.08 15,Yale,______________________________ 15 15 1, 0.2, 7.2, 7.37, 8.29 16,Mercyhurst,________________________ 23 9 3, 1.1, 6.2, 7.35, 6.96 17,Dartmouth,_________________________ 13 15 2, -0.0, 7.3, 7.26, 6.41 18,Northeastern,______________________ 14 17 5, -0.1, 6.9, 6.82, 6.28 19,St Cloud State,____________________ 8 28 1, -1.8, 8.3, 6.49, 7.40 20,Connecticut,_______________________ 11 18 8, -0.6, 6.9, 6.29, 7.67 21,Syracuse,__________________________ 11 15 10, -0.4, 6.6, 6.23, 7.01 22,Penn State,________________________ 17 16 4, -0.3, 6.5, 6.22, 4.92 23,RIT,_______________________________ 15 18 5, -0.3, 6.3, 6.05, 7.97 24,Vermont,___________________________ 15 19 2, -0.8, 6.8, 6.04, 5.53 25,Robert Morris,_____________________ 11 19 5, -0.6, 6.6, 6.01, 6.72 26,New Hampshire,_____________________ 10 23 3, -1.1, 7.1, 6.01, 5.42 27,Maine,_____________________________ 10 20 3, -0.8, 6.8, 5.91, 4.98 28,Minnesota State,___________________ 3 32 1, -2.5, 8.4, 5.85, 5.66 29,Rensselaer,________________________ 7 23 4, -1.2, 7.0, 5.78, 5.85 30,Holy Cross,________________________ 18 7 3, 1.4, 4.3, 5.72, 6.77 31,Lindenwood,________________________ 10 21 2, -1.1, 6.8, 5.66, 5.28 32,Colgate,___________________________ 7 25 2, -1.3, 6.9, 5.65, 4.97 33,Providence,________________________ 6 25 4, -1.6, 7.0, 5.46, 5.17 34,Union,_____________________________ 4 22 8, -1.7, 6.9, 5.17, 4.93 35,Brown,_____________________________ 5 23 1, -1.8, 7.0, 5.16, 5.41 36,Sacred Heart,______________________ 7 15 3, -1.0, 4.3, 3.37, 3.13 Maximum Goal Differential = 1 (i.e. just considers W, L, T and schedule strength) RANK TEAM W L T GmPerf Sched Total Last 5 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1,Minnesota,_________________________ 31 3 4, 0.7, 7.2, 7.96, 7.67 2,Wisconsin,_________________________ 28 6 4, 0.6, 7.2, 7.80, 8.07 3,Boston College,____________________ 33 2 2, 0.8, 6.9, 7.78, 7.32 4,Harvard,___________________________ 25 5 3, 0.6, 7.0, 7.65, 7.86 5,North Dakota,______________________ 22 12 3, 0.3, 7.2, 7.52, 7.72 6,Minnesota-Duluth,__________________ 20 12 5, 0.2, 7.3, 7.49, 7.56 7,Boston University,_________________ 25 8 3, 0.5, 7.0, 7.49, 8.00 8,Quinnipiac,________________________ 26 8 3, 0.5, 7.0, 7.47, 7.25 9,Clarkson,__________________________ 24 10 3, 0.4, 7.0, 7.42, 7.80 10,Bemidji State,_____________________ 21 17 1, 0.1, 7.3, 7.39, 7.85 11,Cornell,___________________________ 19 11 3, 0.2, 7.1, 7.36, 7.82 12,Ohio State,________________________ 17 16 3, 0.0, 7.3, 7.31, 6.96 13,St Lawrence,_______________________ 19 12 5, 0.2, 7.1, 7.30, 6.90 14,Mercyhurst,________________________ 23 9 3, 0.4, 6.8, 7.16, 6.94 15,Princeton,_________________________ 15 14 2, 0.0, 7.1, 7.12, 6.92 16,Yale,______________________________ 15 15 1, 0.0, 7.0, 7.02, 7.46 17,Dartmouth,_________________________ 13 15 2, -0.1, 7.1, 6.99, 6.78 18,Penn State,________________________ 17 16 4, 0.0, 6.9, 6.88, 6.47 19,Northeastern,______________________ 14 17 5, -0.1, 7.0, 6.88, 7.03 20,Holy Cross,________________________ 18 7 3, 0.4, 6.5, 6.87, 7.20 21,St Cloud State,____________________ 8 28 1, -0.5, 7.4, 6.82, 7.36 22,Vermont,___________________________ 15 19 2, -0.1, 6.9, 6.79, 6.91 23,Syracuse,__________________________ 11 15 10, -0.1, 6.9, 6.78, 6.94 24,Connecticut,_______________________ 11 18 8, -0.2, 6.9, 6.75, 7.44 25,RIT,_______________________________ 15 18 5, -0.1, 6.8, 6.73, 7.81 26,Robert Morris,_____________________ 11 19 5, -0.2, 6.9, 6.67, 6.79 27,New Hampshire,_____________________ 10 23 3, -0.4, 7.0, 6.67, 6.28 28,Lindenwood,________________________ 10 21 2, -0.3, 7.0, 6.62, 6.37 29,Maine,_____________________________ 10 20 3, -0.3, 6.9, 6.61, 5.96 30,Minnesota State,___________________ 3 32 1, -0.8, 7.4, 6.60, 6.55 31,Rensselaer,________________________ 7 23 4, -0.5, 7.0, 6.51, 6.69 32,Providence,________________________ 6 25 4, -0.5, 7.0, 6.44, 6.33 33,Colgate,___________________________ 7 25 2, -0.5, 7.0, 6.44, 6.21 34,Union,_____________________________ 4 22 8, -0.5, 6.9, 6.41, 6.32 35,Brown,_____________________________ 5 23 1, -0.6, 7.0, 6.33, 6.23 36,Sacred Heart,______________________ 7 15 3, -0.3, 6.3, 6.02, 6.02 The program starts all teams with an equal arbitrary value and then adjusts them all recursively based on game scores until the lowest cumulative error between expected goal differentials and actual goal differentials is reached (convergence). One effect often noticed is that a team's rating can change slightly without playing due to previous opponents playing which affects their rating and their opponent's rating, etc. The Total column is in goal units and the difference in this value between any two teams is the predicted goal differential for a game played at a neutral site between those two teams. It should be noted that these rankings are an average performance value for each team for the entire season, all games are equally weighted, so a team's latest game may make up only 1/40th of a teams rating at the end of the season. Games that go to shootouts for decision are considered ties for ratings purposes. Actually, there are two different rankings listed. The first is as described above with the maximum goal differential used per game set at 4. This ordering ends up similar to CCHP, although differences do arise due to CCHP considering home ice advantage and CCHP not using a goal differential limit. The second ranking sets maximum goal differential at 1, thereby just considering whether the game was won, lost, or tied (and strength of opponent). This was done because the NCAA has indicated that it does not want to consider goal differential in the selection process. Note that the Total column in the GD=1 ranking is therefore in win percentage units rather than goal units. A rated .01 ahead of B can be interpreted as saying that if these two teams played exclusively against each other, A's predicted winning percentage is 1 percentage point higher than B's (i.e. A's predicted winning percentage vs. B would be .495, B's against A would be .505). However, since the teams do not play exclusively against the other it is actually a little bit more complex than above as teams can be ranked as high as 1.0 above their average opponent (if they were undefeated and untied) and as low as 1.0 below their average opponent (if they lost all of their games). Not surprisingly, the ordering ends up very similar to KRACH . Links to other ratings: High School Rankings for 25 States  High School National Rankings  New England Prep  Midget Minor AAA  Midget Major AAA  Women's NCAA D1  USHL  NAHL  ACHA College Club

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