The Icers are at the top of the American Collegiate Hockey Association rankings.
This marks the eight consecutive ranking Penn State has hit the No. 1 spot.
The Icers will receive a first-round bye in the upcoming 2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Tournament. Twenty teams will compete at Hoover Arena in Strongsville, Ohio from March 2-7. Penn State's first game is March 3 at 5 p.m. against the winner of the Rutgers and West Virginia contest.
"I think the guys should be very proud that they were able to achieve the No. 1 ranking," Gadowsky said. "Although what it means is that they've had an excellent regular season. It means absolutely nothing going into the tournament."