Detroit, MI, September 06, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The defending American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division 1 national champions, University of Illinois, start the 2008-2009 season atop the CollegeHockey.info ACHA Division 1 Poll.
The Fighting Illini capped a perfect 38-0 season last spring by beating the poll's second seed, Lindenwood University, in the ACHA's national championship game.
Penn State University, Liberty University, and University of Delaware round out the CollegeHockey.info ACHA Division 1 Pre-Season Poll's top five:
1. University of Illinois
2. Lindenwood University
3. Penn State University
4. Liberty University
5. University of Delaware
6. University of Rhode Island
7. University of Oklahoma
8. Iowa State University
9. Ohio University
10. West Chester University
11. Oakland University
12. Stony Brook University
Teams appearing in the CollegeHockey.info ACHA Division 1 Poll at http://www.CollegeHockey.info have been selected by members of the media who cover ACHA hockey on college campuses across America.
CollegeHockey.info is a popular Internet destination for college hockey fans everywhere seeking NCAA and ACHA college hockey news, exclusive blogs, discussion forums, and more. CollegeHockey.info is also the home of The College Hockey Directory, the Internet's largest, most inclusive directory of active and former college hockey players.