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streaker
01-28-2011, 09:46 AM
Well, looking at the current pairwise, some changes since last time...

#1 Seeds:
Yale, Duluth, North Dakota, Denver

#2 Seeds:
BC, Michigan, Wisconsin, RPI

#3 Seeds:
Notre Dame, New Hampshire, Merrimack, Western Michigan

#4 Seeds:
Union, UNO, Dartmouth, AH Champion

Bracket Integrity Bracket: (Priority given to keeping QF matchups correct (ie 1v8, 2v7))

Bridgeport:
Yale vs UNO, RPI vs Notre Dame

Green Bay:
Duluth vs AH Champion, Wisconsin vs Merrimack

Manchester:
North Dakota vs Dartmouth, Michigan vs New Hampshire

St. Louis:
Denver vs Union, BC vs Western Michigan

Attendance wise, not a whole lot to change. Bridgeport, Green Bay and Manchester are solid attendance wise, and St. Louis is going to be difficult regardless. You could swap DU and North Dakota...and that would probably be the only change I would make attendance wise.

Some late tweaks due to games this week:

1 seeds stay the same-Yale, UMD, UND, Denver.
Michigan moves to #5, BC #6 RPI #7 Wisconsin #8
#9 ND,#10 UNH, #11 Merrimack stay, but Dartmouth moves to a third seed at #12
#13 Union, #14 UNO and now Miami enters at #15, #16 AHA Champ

Western Michigan is out (and is #16 as of now)

Maybe sets up:

Bridgeport:

Yale vs. UNO, BC vs. Dartmouth

Manchester:

UMD vs. RIT, RPI vs. UNH

Green Bay:

UND vs. Miami, Wisconsin vs. Notre Dame

St. Louis:

Denver vs. Union, Michigan vs. Merrimack

Just a guess, based on integrity, geography and attendance.

Integrity took a slight hit for attendance. UMD could be flipped with UND.

Priceless
01-28-2011, 09:43 PM
At the moment Yale is in a bracket with the AHA Champ, RPI and Merrimack. :D

Fighting Sioux 23
01-28-2011, 11:50 PM
At the moment Yale is in a bracket with the AHA Champ, RPI and Merrimack. :D

At least for the moment, that's no longer the case.

The brackets, as I see it...

Bridgeport: (32)
#1 Yale vs #14 UNO
#6 BC vs #11 Notre Dame

Manchester: (34)
#2 DU vs #16 AH Champ
#7 RPI vs #9 UNH

Green Bay: (36)
#3 UMD vs #15 Dartmouth
#8 Wisconsin vs #10 Merrimack

St. Louis: (34)
#4 UND vs #13 Western Michigan
#5 Michigan vs #12 Union

komey1
01-29-2011, 12:50 AM
At least for the moment, that's no longer the case.

The brackets, as I see it...

Manchester: (34)
#2 DU vs #16 AH Champ
#7 RPI vs #9 UNH


Soooo, we get RIT (current AH leader) vrs DU in the East again, then possibly UNH. Where have we seen this before :cool: :D

Priceless
01-29-2011, 05:47 AM
Bridgeport Manchester St Louis Green Bay
Yale Denver North Dakota Minn-Duluth
BC RPI Michigan Wisconsin
W Michigan UNH Merrimack Notre Dame
UNO AHA Champ Union Dartmouth

FlagDUDE08
01-29-2011, 06:49 AM
Soooo, we get RIT (current AH leader) vrs DU in the East again, then possibly UNH. Where have we seen this before :cool: :D

Only this time the team wearing red and white doesn't clutch and grab. ;)

J.D.
01-29-2011, 08:28 AM
Jeez considering how quickly some of you flip wisconsin to green bay, is it too late to make them the host? ;)

Priceless
01-29-2011, 09:00 AM
Jeez considering how quickly some of you flip wisconsin to green bay, is it too late to make them the host? ;)

For all intents and purposes, they are. I'd be stunned if the NCAA doesn't find a way to keep the Badgers there.

Fighting Sioux 23
01-29-2011, 09:21 AM
Bridgeport Manchester St Louis Green Bay
Yale Denver North Dakota Minn-Duluth
BC RPI Michigan Wisconsin
W Michigan UNH Merrimack Notre Dame
UNO AHA Champ Union Dartmouth

I have W. Michigan as a 4 seed, while Union is a 3 seed. Why are you putting W. Michigan as a 3? They are tied with Union, but Union has quite a sizeable lead in RPI.

FlagDUDE08
01-29-2011, 09:23 AM
I have W. Michigan as a 4 seed, while Union is a 3 seed. Why are you putting W. Michigan as a 3? They are tied with Union, but Union has quite a sizeable lead in RPI.

Western bias.

Priceless
01-29-2011, 10:06 AM
I have W. Michigan as a 4 seed, while Union is a 3 seed. Why are you putting W. Michigan as a 3? They are tied with Union, but Union has quite a sizeable lead in RPI.

TBRW still breaks ties between two teams via H2H comparisons. It's only happened one time where the H2H comparisons and RPI didn't agree (UNH and UND in '05) but they had to be switched anyway because of conference pairings. We know that when three teams are tied it comes down to RPI over H2H comparisons, so it is probably the case with two teams as well. Western and Union would switch places in that case.

And now you can have the same earworm I do :p

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redwings8831
01-29-2011, 01:39 PM
Would you expect Michigan to be placed in Green Bay if they become a #1 seed? Or would it depend on the team that they replaced (out of the current four)?

Priceless
01-29-2011, 02:16 PM
Would you expect Michigan to be placed in Green Bay if they become a #1 seed? Or would it depend on the team that they replaced (out of the current four)?

Michigan is not "driving distance" from the Green Bay regional (unless the NCAA acknowledges ferry usage :p) so Duluth is still "local" for the regional. If Michigan were to replace Duluth, the NCAA would probably put them in St Louis to try to boost attendance. NoDak would be my bet to be the #1 seed in Green Bay.

Western Michigan and Notre Dame are also within driving distance.

Priceless
01-30-2011, 12:07 AM
Assuming Alaska hangs on to win:

1 Yale (EC)
2 Denver U (WC)
3 North Dakota (WC)
4 Minn-Duluth (WC)
5 Boston Coll (HE)
6 RPI (EC)
7 Wisconsin (WC)
8 New Hampshire (HE)
9 Michigan (CC)
10 Merrimack (HE)
11 Western Mich (CC)
12 Union (EC)
13 Notre Dame (CC)
14 Dartmouth (EC)
15 Boston Univ (HE)

Which would give us


Bridgeport Manchester St Louis Green Bay
Yale Denver North Dakota Minn-Duluth
UNH Wisconsin RPI BC
Michigan Merrimack W Michigan Union
AHA Champ BU Dartmouth Notre Dame

except New Hampshire hosts.


Bridgeport Manchester St Louis Green Bay
Yale Denver North Dakota Minn-Duluth
RPI UNH BC Wisconsin
Merrimack Michigan Union W Michigan
AHA Champ BU Dartmouth Notre Dame

The Green Bay and Bridgeport regionals are both comprised of teams within the magical 400-mile radius (assuming the AHA Champ is from New England or NY) and only six teams have to fly.

Ralph Baer
01-30-2011, 05:20 AM
Merrimack? I'll take it, not because they would be easy to beat, but because the players have no NCAA experience either.

mookie1995
01-30-2011, 07:11 AM
Woo hoo!!! We're good again!!!! :D

pirate
01-30-2011, 08:03 AM
Woo hoo!!! We're good again!!!! :D

What a difference a week makes

Priceless
01-30-2011, 10:44 AM
Merrimack? I'll take it, not because they would be easy to beat, but because the players have no NCAA experience either.

I would love for that to be the bracket. We're guaranteed a FF entrant from the ECAC, Merrimack or a repeat appearance by Atlantic Hockey. Folks out west would howl. :D

Fighting Sioux 23
01-31-2011, 02:10 PM
Here's my take on the brackets...

Bridgeport: (34)
#1 Yale vs #16 RIT (AH Champ)
#5 BC vs #12 Union

Manchester: (34)
#2 Denver vs #15 BU
#8 UNH vs #9 Michigan

Green Bay: (35)
#4 Duluth vs #13 Notre Dame
#7 Wisconsin vs #11 Western Michigan

St. Louis: (33)
#3 North Dakota vs #14 Dartmouth
#6 RPI vs #10 Merrimack

As far as bracket integrity, they are all fairly similar as far as difficulty. The only schools within driving distance (400mi) to St. Louis are Wisconsin and Notre Dame, and both will be within driving distance to Green Bay. In fact, only 6 schools will have to fly. Everyone in the Green Bay and Bridgeport Regionals will be able to bus. Michigan and Denver will have to fly regardless of where they are placed, and for nearly every school St. Louis is a flight, so this bracket is the best for travel.

sterlippo1
01-31-2011, 06:48 PM
Here's my take on the brackets...

Bridgeport: (34)
#1 Yale vs #16 RIT (AH Champ)
#5 BC vs #12 Union

Manchester: (34)
#2 Denver vs #15 BU
#8 UNH vs #9 Michigan

Green Bay: (35)
#4 Duluth vs #13 Notre Dame
#7 Wisconsin vs #11 Western Michigan

St. Louis: (33)
#3 North Dakota vs #14 Dartmouth
#6 RPI vs #10 Merrimack

As far as bracket integrity, they are all fairly similar as far as difficulty. The only schools within driving distance (400mi) to St. Louis are Wisconsin and Notre Dame, and both will be within driving distance to Green Bay. In fact, only 6 schools will have to fly. Everyone in the Green Bay and Bridgeport Regionals will be able to bus. Michigan and Denver will have to fly regardless of where they are placed, and for nearly every school St. Louis is a flight, so this bracket is the best for travel.

i'll take it...........that Manchester bracket is something