Women's NCAA Division 1 College Hockey Rankings

Based on Scores (sorted by team) through February 12, 2012 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,Wisconsin,_________________________ 28 2 2, 2.4, 7.9, 10.31, 10.03 2,Minnesota,_________________________ 26 4 2, 2.2, 8.0, 10.20, 10.60 3,Cornell,___________________________ 25 3 0, 2.5, 6.9, 9.42, 9.97 4,North Dakota,______________________ 19 9 3, 1.2, 8.0, 9.16, 10.13 5,Minnesota-Duluth,__________________ 16 13 1, 0.8, 8.3, 9.11, 7.99 6,Mercyhurst,________________________ 21 6 2, 1.9, 6.7, 8.59, 8.16 7,Northeastern,______________________ 21 6 3, 1.5, 6.9, 8.43, 8.90 8,Harvard,___________________________ 18 8 1, 1.1, 7.3, 8.42, 8.29 9,Bemidji State,_____________________ 15 15 3, 0.1, 8.3, 8.41, 8.37 10,Boston College,____________________ 21 9 3, 0.7, 7.5, 8.23, 8.42 11,Boston University,_________________ 19 13 1, 0.5, 7.6, 8.19, 9.40 12,Ohio State,________________________ 15 13 4, -0.0, 8.1, 8.07, 7.36 13,St Lawrence,_______________________ 19 8 4, 0.9, 7.0, 7.94, 8.52 14,Clarkson,__________________________ 20 7 5, 1.0, 6.9, 7.88, 8.61 15,Dartmouth,_________________________ 16 9 2, 0.7, 7.1, 7.76, 7.48 16,Providence,________________________ 16 15 3, 0.5, 7.1, 7.55, 9.12 17,Robert Morris,_____________________ 17 8 3, 1.1, 6.4, 7.50, 7.88 18,Quinnipiac,________________________ 15 14 2, 0.1, 7.2, 7.27, 6.03 19,Maine,_____________________________ 15 11 6, 0.3, 6.8, 7.11, 7.25 20,Princeton,_________________________ 10 13 4, -0.2, 7.2, 7.04, 7.10 21,Minnesota State,___________________ 7 24 1, -1.5, 8.4, 6.89, 7.03 22,Niagara,___________________________ 9 14 8, -0.5, 7.1, 6.54, 6.13 23,Rensselaer,________________________ 9 19 4, -0.5, 7.0, 6.47, 7.21 24,New Hampshire,_____________________ 11 19 3, -1.1, 7.4, 6.33, 4.51 25,Syracuse,__________________________ 9 21 3, -1.1, 7.2, 6.15, 6.09 26,Brown,_____________________________ 8 12 7, -0.5, 6.6, 6.13, 6.13 27,St Cloud State,____________________ 5 25 2, -2.5, 8.5, 5.98, 6.63 28,Colgate,___________________________ 10 19 2, -0.7, 6.7, 5.97, 5.84 29,Connecticut,_______________________ 4 21 7, -1.3, 7.1, 5.85, 5.95 30,Union,_____________________________ 4 24 4, -1.5, 7.0, 5.46, 4.81 31,Vermont,___________________________ 4 20 6, -1.9, 7.3, 5.42, 4.99 32,Holy Cross,________________________ 17 2 3, 2.1, 3.2, 5.27, 4.39 33,Lindenwood,________________________ 8 21 0, -1.6, 5.9, 4.23, 4.55 34,Yale,______________________________ 1 26 1, -3.1, 7.3, 4.18, 4.59 35,Sacred Heart,______________________ 9 15 1, -1.3, 3.4, 2.07, 1.09 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,Wisconsin,_________________________ 28 2 2, 0.8, 7.3, 8.07, 7.96 2,Minnesota,_________________________ 26 4 2, 0.7, 7.3, 7.98, 8.05 3,Cornell,___________________________ 25 3 0, 0.8, 6.9, 7.73, 7.68 4,North Dakota,______________________ 19 9 3, 0.3, 7.3, 7.63, 8.00 5,Minnesota-Duluth,__________________ 16 13 1, 0.1, 7.4, 7.53, 7.47 6,Boston College,____________________ 21 9 3, 0.4, 7.1, 7.51, 7.40 7,Northeastern,______________________ 21 6 3, 0.5, 7.0, 7.48, 7.90 8,Harvard,___________________________ 18 8 1, 0.4, 7.1, 7.44, 7.52 9,Mercyhurst,________________________ 21 6 2, 0.5, 6.9, 7.44, 7.36 10,Bemidji State,_____________________ 15 15 3, 0.0, 7.4, 7.40, 7.08 11,Boston University,_________________ 19 13 1, 0.2, 7.2, 7.40, 7.57 12,Ohio State,________________________ 15 13 4, 0.1, 7.3, 7.38, 7.13 13,Clarkson,__________________________ 20 7 5, 0.4, 6.9, 7.35, 7.94 14,St Lawrence,_______________________ 19 8 4, 0.4, 7.0, 7.35, 7.71 15,Dartmouth,_________________________ 16 9 2, 0.3, 7.0, 7.27, 6.85 16,Robert Morris,_____________________ 17 8 3, 0.3, 6.8, 7.13, 7.21 17,Quinnipiac,________________________ 15 14 2, 0.0, 7.1, 7.09, 6.22 18,Providence,________________________ 16 15 3, 0.0, 7.0, 7.06, 7.85 19,Maine,_____________________________ 15 11 6, 0.1, 6.9, 7.05, 7.22 20,Princeton,_________________________ 10 13 4, -0.1, 7.1, 6.97, 7.11 21,Minnesota State,___________________ 7 24 1, -0.5, 7.4, 6.90, 7.08 22,New Hampshire,_____________________ 11 19 3, -0.2, 7.1, 6.87, 5.91 23,Niagara,___________________________ 9 14 8, -0.2, 7.0, 6.85, 6.65 24,St Cloud State,____________________ 5 25 2, -0.6, 7.4, 6.81, 6.93 25,Brown,_____________________________ 8 12 7, -0.1, 6.9, 6.73, 6.70 26,Syracuse,__________________________ 9 21 3, -0.4, 7.1, 6.69, 6.64 27,Rensselaer,________________________ 9 19 4, -0.3, 7.0, 6.68, 6.88 28,Colgate,___________________________ 10 19 2, -0.3, 6.9, 6.60, 6.66 29,Vermont,___________________________ 4 20 6, -0.5, 7.1, 6.54, 6.55 30,Holy Cross,________________________ 17 2 3, 0.7, 5.8, 6.53, 6.25 31,Connecticut,_______________________ 4 21 7, -0.5, 7.0, 6.51, 6.68 32,Union,_____________________________ 4 24 4, -0.6, 7.0, 6.37, 6.15 33,Lindenwood,________________________ 8 21 0, -0.4, 6.7, 6.25, 6.38 34,Yale,______________________________ 1 26 1, -0.9, 7.1, 6.16, 6.46 35,Sacred Heart,______________________ 9 15 1, -0.2, 5.9, 5.66, 5.34 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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