Atlantic Hockey Power Rankings

Posted by: Timothy O'Donnell

This is the last Power Rankings until the end of the playoffs. And if the playoffs are anything like the regular season in Atlantic Hockey, it should be a very fun and exciting couple of weeks.

1. Air Force – The Falcons clinched the regular season title and a first round bye this weekend. They face the winner of the Canisius/UConn matchup next weekend.

2. Niagara – The Purple Eagle’s second half surge culminated in the No. 2 seed in the AHA tournament and a first round bye. After a weekend off, they will face the winner of the AIC/Robert Morris series.

3. RIT – The Tigers took just one point from last weekend and settle for the three seed and a first round bye. They will face the winner of the Bentley/Sacred Heart series.

4. Bentley – The Falcons fell just one point short of guaranteeing themselves a first round bye as they lost out on tie breakers to Mercyhurst. They host Sacred Heart in the first round.

5. Mercyhurst – Thanks to a tie breaker the Lakers get a first round bye and the No. 4 seed in the AHA tournament. They face the winner of the Holy Cross/Army series.

6. Holy Cross – The Crusaders, like Bentley, lost out on a first round bye thanks to tie breakers. They host Army this weekend.

7. Robert Morris – The Colonials are the No. 7 seed in the tournament and host AIC this weekend.

8. UConn – The Huskies limp into the playoffs as the No. 8 seed. They host Cansius this weekend.

9. Sacred Heart – The Pioneers are gaining momentum at the right time. They travel to Bentley this weekend.

10. Canisius – Like UConn, the Golden Griffins are limping into the playoffs. They travel to UConn.

11. AIC – The Yellow Jackets have to travel to Robert Morris as the No. 10 seed this weekend.

12. Army – The Black Knights enter the playoffs as the No. 12 seed and travel to Holy Cross.

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