MinnesotaNorthStar Posted April 20, 2003 Share Posted April 20, 2003 The NCAA Ice Hockey Committee is considering a change to the NCAA Tournament Selection Process. I think it is agreed that an objective-based system is best as subjective-based ones are subject to bias. It seems that it will come down to 3 methods to chose from. The first is straight KRACH. 1-16 on the KRACH ratings make the tournament (well 14 if you add in the MAAC and CHA auto-bids). Second is using KRACH along with other criteria to break close calls. The third is using the Pairwise, which is used right now. This is at least how I understand it. My opinion is to use the KRACH with limited criteria to break close calls. I don't think that down the stretch games should be a factor as less importance will be placed on the begining of the season, but record against TUC's should be one. *Note to Duluth fans...no matter which system is used, Duluth still doesn't make the tournament. In fact according to USCHO, you wouldn't have been close. The beneficaries of these changes would have been Providence or Michigan State. The changes would also only have affected North Dakota's seeding, as they would have made the tournament either way as well. Here's a link to the article: The Last Change Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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