College hockey is a sport defined by National Champions and Hobey Baker winners. In this article, I will rank the top five college hockey programs of all time. To determine which program is the best, I will consider the number of NCAA championships, consistency, Hobey Baker Winners and success of the school's alumni in the NHL.
Each year, only 16 teams make it to the NCAA tournament; to be crowned champion, a team must win 4 games in a row. Success in the NCAA tournament is key to a program's standing because it distinguishes between consistent, elite winners and the teams that got hot at the right time. Therefore, the number of national championships will be the primary factor in determining which program is best.