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IronRangeHockey
02-26-2012, 12:27 AM
Appreciate the work you've all put into this thread.

Thanks

J.D.
02-26-2012, 03:37 AM
St. Paul:

1. UMD
2. Minny
3. Union
4. Air Force

Worcester:

1. BC
2. Miami
3. Maine
4. UND

GB:

1. Michigan
2. UML
3. MSU
4. Denver

Bridgeport:

1. Ferris State
2. BU
3. NMU
4. Merrimack

HoosierBBall_GopherHockey
02-26-2012, 09:15 AM
St. Paul:

1. UMD
2. Minny
3. Union
4. Air Force

Worcester:

1. BC
2. Miami
3. Maine
4. UND

GB:

1. Michigan
2. UML
3. MSU
4. Denver

Bridgeport:

1. Ferris State
2. BU
3. NMU
4. Merrimack

In this scenario, Worcester replaces St. Paul as the bracket of death.

Chris_NH
02-26-2012, 09:27 AM
It's jaw-dropping that Notre Dame won't even make the tournament. 1A on that list is New Hampshire.

mnstate0fhockey
02-26-2012, 09:34 AM
It's jaw-dropping that Notre Dame won't even make the tournament. 1A on that list is New Hampshire.

Why? Notre Dame really hasn't been playing well. I'm not really surprised at all.

Wol4ine
02-26-2012, 09:47 AM
Bridgeport Worcester St. Paul Green Bay
Ferris St Boston Coll Michigan UMD
Boston U UM-L Minnesota Miami
Northern Mich MSU Maine Union
Denver AHA Champ UND Merrimack
I think the question is, "does UMD outdraw UM and MSU in Green Bay?" I think they do.
I'd like to get another eastern team, preferably Maine in Bridgeport to help attendance but can't make that happen.
I think it is more than likely (60/40) though that Union gets upset by someone in the ECAC so they get 2 bids rather than one.

Onion Man
02-26-2012, 09:51 AM
UND will absolutely be in St. Paul for attendance reasons.

Wol4ine
02-26-2012, 09:55 AM
You could put UNC in St Paul and as long as Minnesota is there, there will NOT be attendance issues.

claver2010
02-26-2012, 10:03 AM
St. Paul:

1. UMD
2. Minny
3. Union
4. Air Force

Worcester:

1. BC
2. Miami
3. Maine
4. UND

GB:

1. Michigan
2. UML
3. MSU
4. Denver

Bridgeport:

1. Ferris State
2. BU
3. NMU
4. Merrimack

Every year the BPT bracket is the easiest...

Onion Man
02-26-2012, 10:04 AM
You could put UNC in St Paul and as long as Minnesota is there, there will NOT be attendance issues.

The other option would be to find a way to get them to Green Bay. It would require shipping Duluth East, though.

Wol4ine
02-26-2012, 10:26 AM
Every year the BPT bracket is the easiest...Not that it would make the regional any more difficult, but since there are only going to be 5 or at most 6 teams in the field this year east of the Hudson, it is time to relocate the eastern regional to western NY or PA.

Priceless
02-26-2012, 01:30 PM
Every year the BPT bracket is the easiest...

Every year? They've hosted two regionals. It isn't like they're Worcester or Albany.

Priceless
02-26-2012, 02:43 PM
The script to use for next weekend at the DIY Calculator (http://slack.net/~whelan/tbrw/tbrw.cgi?2012/rankings.diy.shtml)

20120302 MT 0 CC 1 wc
20120302 Mk 0 ND 1 wc
20120302 DU 0 NO 1 wc
20120302 MD 0 SC 1 wc
20120302 Wi 0 Mn 1 wc
20120302 BS 0 AA 1 wc
20120302 Vt 0 BC 1 he
20120302 NE 0 BU 1 he
20120302 ML 0 Pv 1 he
20120302 Mr 0 MA 1 he
20120302 SH 0 By 1 nc
20120302 Ar 0 HC 1 nc
20120302 AI 0 RM 1 nc
20120302 Ca 0 Ct 1 nc
20120302 RP 0 Ck 1 nc
20120302 Bn 0 Qn 1 nc
20120302 Da 0 SL 1 nc
20120302 Pn 0 Ya 1 nc
20120302 Ak 0 LS 1 nc
20120302 BG 0 NM 1 nc
20120302 OS 0 Nt 1 nc

20120303 SH 0 By 1 nc
20120303 Ar 0 HC 1 nc
20120303 AI 0 RM 1 nc
20120303 Ca 0 Ct 1 nc
20120303 RP 0 Ck 1 nc
20120303 Bn 0 Qn 1 nc
20120303 Da 0 SL 1 nc
20120303 Pn 0 Ya 1 nc
20120303 Ak 0 LS 1 nc
20120303 BG 0 NM 1 nc
20120303 OS 0 Nt 1 nc
20120303 MT 0 CC 1 wc
20120303 MD 0 SC 1 wc
20120303 Mk 0 ND 1 wc
20120303 Wi 0 Mn 1 wc
20120303 DU 0 NO 1 wc
20120303 BS 0 AA 1 wc
20120303 Vt 0 BC 1 he
20120303 MA 0 Mr 1 he
20120303 BU 0 NE 1 he
20120303 NH 0 Me 1 he
20120303 Pv 0 ML 1 he

Home teams are pegged to win every game. To change the outcome of a game add either a 1 (in the event of a tie) or a 2 (for a road victory) to the Away team total.
Playoff games cannot end in a tie. If you select one upset in a playoff series, remember to add a third game.

claver2010
02-26-2012, 02:49 PM
Every year? They've hosted two regionals. It isn't like they're Worcester or Albany.

Better phrased: every time they host it's one of, if not the, the easiest bracket.

I'm sure the ECAC people will be ******ed but when you usually place HE in Northeast and then ECAC in East it'll be the easier bracket. In this scenario you have Ferris St, which I'm not sure what to think about at this stage and a severely, severely depleted BU team as your top 2 seeds.

Numbers
02-26-2012, 06:35 PM
Bridgeport Worcester St. Paul Green Bay
Ferris St Boston Coll Michigan UMD
Boston U UM-L Minnesota Miami
Northern Mich MSU Maine Union
Denver AHA Champ UND Merrimack
I think the question is, "does UMD outdraw UM and MSU in Green Bay?" I think they do.
I'd like to get another eastern team, preferably Maine in Bridgeport to help attendance but can't make that happen.
I think it is more than likely (60/40) though that Union gets upset by someone in the ECAC so they get 2 bids rather than one.

Just a couple of comments:
1) A real quick look at Union's RPI leads me to believe there is a possibility, if they are upset in quarterfinal round by a sweep, that they could fall out of the field.
2) Interesting thought about Mich/Mich State and also UMD. It's a bit of a conundrum right now, because I don't see UMD as a very solid overall #1. Their RPI is less that #2 and #3, and by a good margin... My own opinion is that, if this were the final PWR, we would see UMD in St Paul. Because forcing UMD and also Mich/MSU into longer travel for what seems to me a marginal difference in attendance doesn't seem right. But, maybe I am only expressing my own opinion about what should be....

ScoobyFanClub
02-26-2012, 06:41 PM
Better phrased: every time they host it's one of, if not the, the easiest bracket.

I'm sure the ECAC people will be ******ed but when you usually place HE in Northeast and then ECAC in East it'll be the easier bracket. In this scenario you have Ferris St, which I'm not sure what to think about at this stage and a severely, severely depleted BU team as your top 2 seeds.

It's only because Yale was hosting that there was certain to be an ECAC team there. Won't happen this year.

ScoobyFanClub
02-26-2012, 06:48 PM
The real flaw is in looking at PWR before all games are complete. If they end up #2 in PWR, its not because they "moved up". It was the only position they ever had, as PWR is meant to be calculated at the end.

Everything before that is just for speculation and entertainment purposes.

It is worth looking at the PWR in advance, just to see how things might shake down, and what the possible issues might be. But I agree that creating/analyzing a bracket so precisely as of right now (or 3 weeks ago, or whatever), is kinda pointless, since so many things can and will change.

IrishHockeyFan
02-26-2012, 07:02 PM
Why? Notre Dame really hasn't been playing well. I'm not really surprised at all.

My guess is it's possible he meant looking at how they were playing just a few weeks ago. After we beat Michigan in January (making them the 7th team ranked, rated, or standing number 1 this year we had won against) it would have been jaw-dropping to think Notre Dame wouldn't have made it. Then Jeff Jackson entered the picture.... oh wait, wrong thread...

Fighting Sioux 23
02-27-2012, 10:48 AM
College Hockey Weekly has their current bracketology up...

http://collegehockeyweekly.com/Current_Pairwise.html

Also, CHW has their forecast of what they think the tournament will ultimately look like...

http://collegehockeyweekly.com/Tournament-Forecast.html

LTsatch
02-27-2012, 12:56 PM
It's only because Yale was hosting that there was certain to be an ECAC team there. Won't happen this year.

Unless Yale runs the table over the next three weekends in the ECAC tourney, which I admit is unlikely, but one can dream. With the parity in the ECAC this year there is a good chance that some team other than Union could win the tourney, and if Union and Cornell reach the semi's with one losing in the finals to a dark horse, you could quite possibly see three ECAC teams in.