sagard Posted March 22, 2009 Share Posted March 22, 2009 Some have been waiting to see what would happen due to this scenario. When a storied program such as WI beats UND to end the season, and plays a boatload of TUCs and misses the tournament due to the math track team's decision making. I haven't done the math yet for Minnesota, but they had to be right there too with the old RPI. I think there will be some "discussions" about this in the summer meetings. I agree there should be discussions. RPI has it's flaws, but tweeking the formula to reduce negative impact wins is dumb. UW and SLU paid the price. If you can't live with negative impact wins during playoffs, discard the result as in years past. The Gophers are out from all draws unless KRACH was used. Then UM, UW, BC and Lowell are in. Miami, OSU, Cornell and Princeton are out. I do think the RPI formula needs to be changed back. You don't measure SOS using primarily your Opponents' Opponents Record, you use your opponents record. I said it at the time, but the WCHA coaches really dropped the ball allowing that RPI formula change to occur. They simply gave away a major competitive advantage. This year UW paid the price. Next year could be anyone, but the WCHA is likely to pay the price. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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