This post is part of series on 5 Insights about Women’s College Hockey Commits. As described in the methodology, please note that this data is incomplete since it is not from an official NCAA women’s college hockey commitment source. College Hockey Inc. does not list their sources, which we can only assume are from public announcements (via personal Twitter accounts or team websites). So which DI women’s hockey schools have the most commits?
Division Commits By School
Some interesting insights:
- Top 3 colleges are Ivy League schools (Brown, Cornell, Yale)
- The average number of commits is ~13 across all 41 DI schools
- The bottom 10 schools average ~8 commits
Here are the outstanding questions:
Candidly, we don’t really know how to fully interpret most of this data.
- Why are there so few commits for the “traditionally” weaker Division I teams?
- Why doesn’t Harvard have more commits?
- What percent of school commits are never publicly announced?
- Why is Brown University tied for first given they have not been a powerhouse school? Is it primarily because of the academics and/or location?
- St Cloud St also seems like an outlier given that they are consistently a Top 25 team
Over the coming year I hope to get some insights and will post my learnings and link those findings back to this analysis.
This post is part of series on 5 Insights about Women’s College Hockey Commits.