PDA

View Full Version : D-I Prediction: Who turns in a perfect season in 2015-16?



Pages : [1] 2

ARM
12-10-2015, 11:12 PM
As we head into the final D-I women's weekend of 2015, Boston College has already completed its first "half" of the season at 20-0-0. Wisconsin plays in North Dakota this weekend attempting to match that start. The question is, whose record will still be perfect once the championship trophy is awarded in Durham, NH on March 20th?

Fine print: As a tiebreaker, in this thread predict the date on which the final team of the season loses perfection. That is, if your choice is that either the Badgers or Eagles run the table with all wins, no losses or ties, on what date does the other lose or tie for the first time, and if you say "Nobody" predict the date on which the last remaining team with a perfect record suffers a loss or tie. As a second tiebreaker, the person posting the winning answer first will be the winner. To be considered, your post or final edit of the post must occur before the puck drops for the game in question, and you must have answered the poll correctly.

TonyTheTiger20
12-10-2015, 11:30 PM
It is definitely going to be no one. Minnesota is going to win at least one at Ridder and BC probably isn't going to win the whole thing. I'm like 85% sure of this.

EDIT: Oh man when it ends is tough... I don't think BC makes it to the tournament undefeated either but UM/UW is post-Beanpot. I'll guess the first UM game at Ridder.

Eeyore
12-10-2015, 11:37 PM
I'm taking no one going undefeated, and January 19th (BC @ Harvard) as the date the last unbeaten falls. FWIW, this is based upon picking Jan. 16 at Bemidji as the date of Wisconsin's first loss. So it should be an exciting week.

ARM
12-10-2015, 11:50 PM
I don't think BC makes it to the tournament undefeated either but UM/UW is post-Beanpot.


I'm taking no one going undefeated...Just to be clear, the question isn't about going undefeated -- a tie ends perfection just as a loss would. I realize that by specifying a loss, you are both indicating the same thing, but I don't want others who pick one or the other using "undefeated" and "perfect" interchangeably.

D2D
12-11-2015, 12:09 AM
Just to be clear, the question isn't about going undefeated -- a tie ends perfection just as a loss would. I realize that by specifying a loss, you are both indicating the same thing, but I don't want others who pick one or the other using "undefeated" and "perfect" interchangeably.
Just to clarify, I would assume if Wisconsin should "win" in a shootout it would count officially as tie, thus ending their streak of perfection?

whoop87
12-11-2015, 12:24 AM
I predict Wisconsin is perfect until the last regular season game at Ridder - losing to the Gophers on Feb. 20th.

BC's perfect season ends in the Beanpot final on Feb. 9th to NU Doghouse's Huskies.

ManBehindTheCurtain
12-11-2015, 12:40 AM
I guess I just voted.

Wisconsin doesn't make it to an undefeated season because they have three or four more games against Minnesota. The dominating performance of the skunks this past weekend in Madison does NOT project to a season sweep. This is especially true considering that the next three games of the rivalry will most likely be in Minneapolis, two in the regular season finale and then the WCHA what do they call it? Final Face-Off?

And if the two western powers play again after that it will be at a neutral site. Western bias here: New Hampshire? Is that before or after the Iowa caucus?

All reports support the proposition that Boston College has a very good team. Fairly clearly the best team in the east. With the team that they have it is a long reach but not an impossibility: they could be undefeated entering the Frozen Four.

Doesn't matter.

The winner of that sixth Minnesota-Wisconsin game, whether it occurs in the Frozen Four finals or in the semi-finals is the team I favor to hoist the trophy.

ARM
12-11-2015, 12:45 AM
Just to clarify, I would assume if Wisconsin should "win" in a shootout it would count officially as tie, thus ending their streak of perfection?Yes. The NCAA views such games as a tie, and so will we.

clarksoncluck
12-11-2015, 05:33 AM
Just a guess is that Wisco will not go undefeated based on more play vs MN at Ridder, BC will play Harvard 2 more times for sure and will get figured out (Harvard is their kryptonite), and potentially the only clean sheet will be Union. Union will have to get a win in these next 3 games (Maine/Maine/Vermont) or I think their last chance will be Brown later.

brookyone
12-11-2015, 10:19 AM
Ted has now voted.

:)

It's a feeble attempt at humor. I do not actually know who voted BC.

ne7minder
12-11-2015, 02:07 PM
Ted has now voted.

Hey! Me 2

3/20/16 the striped skunks end the beagles string crushing T3s heart.

Sorry dude.

Badger Booster
12-11-2015, 02:08 PM
I don't see Wisconsin running the table as they still have road games against North Dakota (plus 2 in Madison), Bemidji and Minnesota to end the regular season. Then the WCHA Frozen Four is in Minnesota. Plus I can see a game like late last year against St. Cloud where the Badgers put up 60+ shots and their goalie stands on her head for a 1-0 win. Stuff happens.

This is a very good, championship-caliber Badger team, but a perfect season isn't really plausible. Looking back at the records of the Wisconsin championship teams, they averaged over 5 non-wins.

TonyTheTiger20
12-11-2015, 04:04 PM
3/20/16 the striped skunks end the beagles string crushing T3s heart.

Sorry dude.
Oh my God I might not make it back from Durham

TonyTheTiger20
12-11-2015, 10:05 PM
Shout out to ARM for starting this *after* BC finished up its first half.

JINX IN FULL EFFECT

Eeyore
12-11-2015, 10:12 PM
Anyone who gives a tiebreaker now is cheating.

D2D
12-11-2015, 10:39 PM
Glad I waited...honestly Wisconsin looked "almost" unbeatable last weekend.

FiveHoleFrenzy
12-11-2015, 11:27 PM
Even a preschooler, don't cha know, wouldn't have voted for BC and yet...

Who dat say they gonna beat dem Eagles. :)

ne7minder
12-12-2015, 08:18 AM
Oh my God I might not make it back from Durham

We'll have eeyore run the suicide watch, I was worried about you after last years beanpot.

pokechecker
12-12-2015, 12:32 PM
Glad I waited...honestly Wisconsin looked "almost" unbeatable last weekend.

they won two games, big deal

the WCHA has too many teams that have the ability to pull an upset
I was fully expecting UND to possibly beat them after the winter break,
UND typically plays better then, Benzie even more so

SCSU & MSU-M have both pulled upsets of Wisco in recent years
UMD has the potential to pull it off
and give the Beavers a one goal lead, they could do it to

just when you thought the WCHA race was over
barring an more upsets, or even with them
that MN-WI season ending matchup looks to be a great weekend of hockey

Harvard nor BU will beat BC this year
Boston College goes undefeated until the NCAA semi this year
no, not WI or MN beats them
Quinnipiac

D2D
12-12-2015, 02:12 PM
they won two games, big deal
Well they had won 16 straight before that, so yeah 18 in a row was a pretty big deal.