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Far too early, but what the hell...Bracketology

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I know, I know. it is far too early for Bracketology, but I am thowing it out there anyway.

Top 16

1. SCSU...autobid

2. Notre Dame...autobid

3. Clarkson...autobid

4. Denver U.

5. Cornell

6. Mankato

7. UND

8. Ohio St.

9. Minnesota

10. Western Michigan

11. Penn St.

12. Northeastern

13. Providence

14. Boston College...autobid

15. Nebraska Omaha---2nd to last team out

16. Minnesota Duluth----last team out

18. Canisius...autobid

20. Bowling Green...autobid

 

After accounting for hosts and travel and 1st round matchups...here is how it would shake out.

West Regional in Sioux Falls, SD

SCSU

UND(host)

Minnesota

Bowling Green

Midwest Regional in Allentown, PA

Notre Dame

Mankato St.

Penn St.(host)

Canisius

East Regional in Bridgeport, Conn.

Denver

Cornell

Northeastern

Providence

Northeast Regional in Worcester, Mass.

Clarkson

Ohio State

Western Michigan

Boston College

West vs. East

Midwest vs. Northeast

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While we are talking Selection,  I would like to suggest the following change to process:

"Instead of the Committee ranking and placing teams, the Committee stops at ranking them.   Then, the Committee places hosts and seeds them.  Finally, to fill the bracket, the Committee asks schools where they wish to play."

In this example, the Committee first calls St Cloud.  Perhaps they choose to play in Sioux Falls OR maybe Motzko wants to be somewhere else.   Then, Notre Dame and on down until the #16 seed is placed in the only remaining spot.

It would make Selection Sunday way more interesting.

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4 minutes ago, farce poobah said:

While we are talking Selection,  I would like to suggest the following change to process:

"Instead of the Committee ranking and placing teams, the Committee stops at ranking them.   Then, the Committee places hosts and seeds them.  Finally, to fill the bracket, the Committee asks schools where they wish to play."

In this example, the Committee first calls St Cloud.  Perhaps they choose to play in Sioux Falls OR maybe Motzko wants to be somewhere else.   Then, Notre Dame and on down until the #16 seed is placed in the only remaining spot.

It would make Selection Sunday way more interesting.

Love it.

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2 hours ago, 90siouxfan said:

Are you just trying to jack the ticket sales with a Sioux - Goofer tilt in SF?

 

Not needed. We can't play WMU first round so had to switch

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6 hours ago, petey23 said:

I know, I know. it is far too early for Bracketology, but I am thowing it out there anyway.

Top 16

1. SCSU...autobid

2. Notre Dame...autobid

3. Clarkson...autobid

4. Denver U.

5. Cornell

6. Mankato

7. UND

8. Ohio St.

9. Minnesota

10. Western Michigan

11. Penn St.

12. Northeastern

13. Providence

14. Boston College...autobid

15. Nebraska Omaha---2nd to last team out

16. Minnesota Duluth----last team out

18. Canisius...autobid

20. Bowling Green...autobid

 

After accounting for hosts and travel and 1st round matchups...here is how it would shake out.

West Regional in Sioux Falls, SD

SCSU

UND(host)

Minnesota

Bowling Green

Midwest Regional in Allentown, PA

Notre Dame

Mankato St.

Penn St.(host)

Canisius

East Regional in Bridgeport, Conn.

Denver

Cornell

Northeastern

Providence

Northeast Regional in Worcester, Mass.

Clarkson

Ohio State

Western Michigan

Boston College

West vs. East

Midwest vs. Northeast

It is never too early to talk pairwise/bracketology. Will be interesting to see how the committee sets the field,  with there being 3 "eastern" regionals this year.

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Said to a buddy the other day - St. Cloud and UND are going to end up in the same regional in Sioux Falls.   It would be interesting if it's also U of M and Minnesota State Mankato too.  Doubt they will ever do that but hey, it's four teams from three different leagues so who knows?

(I'm making the assumption Mankato will actually finish where the 'typical' WCHA champ finishes - about 14 or 15 in PW.)

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Current pairings are pretty cut and dry.

Sioux Falls

SCSU, UND, Minnesota, and Canisius

Allentown

Cornell, Denver, Penn State, and Northeastern

Worcester

Clarkson, Ohio State, Western Michigan, and Boston College

Bridgeport

Notre Dame, Mankato State, Providence, and Nebraska-Omaha

On the Bubble

UMD, Miami, Bowling Green, Bucky, NMU, and Colorado College

 

Would have 5 NCHC teams in right now and the other 3 are in the top 21.

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8 minutes ago, Emerald joker said:

I don’t think they’re going to let 4 teams from the NCHC be in each one of the regionals, unless that was just a rule for the WCHA :)

Things can change but that is how it shakes down now. Had to flip Minnesota and WMU to avoid first round conference matchup for both. Everything else just lays out naturally at the moment.

NCHC has 1 #1 seed, 2 #2 seeds, 1 #3 and 1 #4. Having 3 teams seeded at 2 and 3 means they have to be in 3 different regionals

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4 hours ago, petey23 said:

Things can change but that is how it shakes down now. Had to flip Minnesota and WMU to avoid first round conference matchup for both. Everything else just lays out naturally at the moment.

NCHC has 1 #1 seed, 2 #2 seeds, 1 #3 and 1 #4. Having 3 teams seeded at 2 and 3 means they have to be in 3 different regionals

I see 2 #4 seeds.

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