jimdahl Posted March 1, 2012 Share Posted March 1, 2012 Brad's article in this morning's Herald reminded me that I always meant to say something about women's PWR. For the record, given that this is the first time it's been really interesting for UND, I tried to adapt the PWR forecaster to women's hockey but failed miserably. For those who follow men's hockey and the PWR closely, what I can deliver now is a succinct list of the differences in how women's teams are selected: * The championship is not D-I, but "National Collegiate" which includes any D-I or D-II team that has played 20 games against D-I or D-II opponents. * RPI weightings are different (30-24-46 instead of 25-21-54) * TUC is vs. the top 12 in RPI rather than against > .500 in RPI, though TUCs must be over .500 in RPI. That last one is most interesting. USCHO seems to interpret that as meaning that teams in the top 12 are TUCs, whereas the NCAA manual instead definitely implies that teams over .500 are TUCs but are only compared to the top 12 for the purposes of the TUC criterion. Anyway, I have everything implemented except including D-II and the 20 games rule, so there's a remote chance I finish. Here's section 2.3 "Selection Criteria" from the National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Championship Manual: Divisions I and II institutions that wish to be considered for selection to the National Collegiate Championship must schedule a minimum of 20 games against Divisions I and II opponents. After considering the eligibility/availability of student-athletes for each team, the committee will evaluate a team’s season performance using the categories below. Teams must also be at or above 50.00 in the RPI in order to receive the following consideration (not in preferential order): ●● *Rating Percentage Index (RPI) [won-lost record (30 percent), opponents’ winning percentage (24 percent) and opponents’ opponents’ winning percentage (46 percent)]; ●● Head-to-head competition; ●● Results versus common opponents; and ●● Results versus teams in the top 12 of the RPI. *If points awarded for any win lower a team’s average RPI, those points will not count toward the RPI. During the selection process, each of the above criteria will carry one point except head-to-head competition, which will carry the number of points equal to the net difference in the results of these games (e.g., if Team A defeats Team B three out of four games, Team A would receive two points in the selection process). When comparing two teams, the committee reserves the right to weight criteria differently based on relative team performance. For example, if there is only a tiny fraction of a difference two teams records vs. common opponents, and a large difference in their results vs. teams under consideration, the committee may weight results vs. teams under consideration more heavily than common opponents. In situations where a high impact player is unavailable, the committee may consider this as part of its evaluation of the above criteria. The National Collegiate Women’s Ice Hockey Committee does not consider outside polls as a source for selections. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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