Providence Friars won the NCAA Division 1 Men's Hockey 2014/2015 National Championship, beating Boston U for the top spot - despite finishing in 15th place in the national rankings based on RPI. The top three RPI ranked schools are Minnesota State, North Dakota and Boston University.
The top level of NCAA hockey has 59 teams broken down into six conferences: Atlantic, Big Ten, ECAC, Hockey East, NCHC and WCHA. The university rankings fall into two main categories: ratings percentage index (RPI) - based on a team's wins and losses and its strength of schedule - and the USCHO rankings, based simply on points. The top ten schools for USCHO rankings are: Providence, Boston University, North Dakota, Omaha, Denver, Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State-Mankato, Miami (Ohio), Michigan Tech and St. Cloud State. According to RPI rankings, the top ten teams are: Minnesota State, North Dakota, Boston University, Miami (Ohio), Denver, Minnesota Duluth, Michigan Tech, Nebraska Omaha, Harvard and Minnesota.
For NCAA women's hockey standings, the top ten teams according to RPI rankings are: Boston College, Minnesota, Harvard, Wisconsin, Boston U, Quinnipiac, Clarkson, North Dakota, Cornell and Minnesota Duluth. Minnesota beat Harvard in the women's championship. According to USCHO based on results, Boston College is third ranked, followed by Wisconsin, Boston U, Quinnipiac, Clarkson, North Dakota, Cornell and Bemidji State.
In Canadian college hockey, the final standings for the 2014/2015 season are: Alberta, UNB, Acadia, Calgary, UQTR, Guelph, McGill, StFX, Saint Mary's and Windsor. Canadian university teams compete in leagues under the umbrella of Canadian Interuniversity Sport.