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  • Originally posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
    As a selfish Bobcat fan I want Worcester because it's 60 miles closer AND is Fri-Sat vs Sat-Sun.

    Why should the #1 seed be moved to accommodate the Boston area fans?
    Because money.

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    • Originally posted by MagnessMan View Post
      Interesting that Moy and Woden's brackets are identical. I'm going to guess that they stick closer to bracket integrity this year. I like Jayson's second to last bracket. With the former Sioux in Cincy attendance is not an issue there. The two east regionals will be lightly attended no matter how you slice them, so why bother?

      East Regional (Albany):
      14 Minnesota-Duluth vs. 4 Providence
      11 Harvard vs. 5 Boston College

      Northeast Regional (Worcester):
      16 RIT vs. 1 Quinnipiac
      10 Yale vs 8 Massachusetts-Lowell

      Midwest Regional (Cincinnati):
      13 Northeastern vs. 3 North Dakota
      12 Notre Dame vs. 6 Denver

      West Regional (St. Paul):
      15 Ferris State vs. 2 St. Cloud State
      9 Boston University vs. 7 Michigan
      Harvard is the only eastern team that wouldn't have a good chunk of fans. Not sure how you decided the east regionals will be lightly attended.

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      • Re: pairwise -- post jan 8th

        If QU gets Albany, Rand Pecknold will likely demand that The Pope moves Easter to Monday. I would rather see the Friday Saturday matchup as well, no way can I attend on Easter.
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        • Originally posted by PrezdeJohnson09 View Post
          this makes the most sense to me maximizing bracket integrity and attendance.

          Albany - Quinnipiac, Lowell, Yale, RIT

          Worcester - Providence, Boston College, Harvard, Minnesota-Duluth

          Cincinnati - North Dakota, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ferris State

          St. Paul- St. Cloud State, Denver, Boston University, Northeastern
          Close, but you need to move SCSU to Cinci and UND to St. Paul. That maximizes attendance and maintains integrity. Wouldn't put SCSU with the higher 2 and 3 seeds.

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          • Re: pairwise -- post jan 8th

            Quinnipiac fans will be in either albany or worcester. Can't say the same for SCSU and the two western regionals. Scsu deserves st. Paul in that regard. If they get sent to cincy, then THAT is a screw job.

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            • Re: pairwise -- post jan 8th

              Originally posted by Dutchman View Post
              Did RIT upset Minnesota last year? Do you think they can do it again?
              No....because Minnesota is not in the tournament this year. (I know what you meant...)

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              • Re: pairwise -- post jan 8th

                Originally posted by Superfly100 View Post
                Close, but you need to move SCSU to Cinci and UND to St. Paul. That maximizes attendance and maintains integrity. Wouldn't put SCSU with the higher 2 and 3 seeds.
                No, because Sioux fans will go to either place...less likely that as many SCSU fans go to Cinci.

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                • Re: pairwise -- post jan 8th

                  One attendance item that i am sure will still be an issue (haven't looked up prices yet) is pricing out fans, including neutrals, who are within driving distance but don't wanna pay the ridiculous prices.

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                  • Re: pairwise -- post jan 8th

                    Albany 2010 flashback, big RIT fan group, great time, on to frozen four!
                    Notre Dame 2015 flashback, knock off #1 seed, big RIT fan group, great time!

                    2016, wherever, let's go!

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                    • Re: pairwise -- post jan 8th

                      Originally posted by chickod View Post
                      No, because Sioux fans live in either place...less likely that as many SCSU fans go to Cinci.
                      Fixed.
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                      • Re: pairwise -- post jan 8th

                        Originally posted by J.D. View Post
                        Harvard is the only eastern team that wouldn't have a good chunk of fans. Not sure how you decided the east regionals will be lightly attended.
                        Because they are, year in and year out. The price of the tickets and other factors keep most fans at home in front of their TV's. I think it is funny that we talk positively about attendance in front of the selection show and then next weekend it will be the focus on the negative side. Who knows? Maybe this year with 6 HE and 2 ECAC teams in it will be better.
                        Last edited by MagnessMan; 03-20-2016, 09:55 AM.
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                        • Re: pairwise -- post jan 8th

                          Originally posted by MagnessMan View Post
                          Because they are, year in and year out. The price of the tickets and other factors keep most fans at home in front of their TV's. I think it is funny that we talk positively about attendance in front of the selection show and then next weekend it will be the focus on the negative side. Who knows? Maybe this year with 6 HE and 2 ECAC teams in and will be better.
                          Just looked at both the Worcester and Albany Ticketmaster sites. Plenty of seats in Worcester. Albany's already end-zone only.

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                          • Originally posted by J.D. View Post
                            For some reason tipcapnews has always struggled with understanding the attendance factor. Quinnipiac to albany would hardly be a screw job.
                            I understand it. I disagree with it. Especially when it means changing rules that have been in place for over a decade.

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                            • Re: pairwise -- post jan 8th

                              Originally posted by ticapnews View Post
                              I understand it. I disagree with it. Especially when it means changing rules that have been in place for over a decade.
                              If it were a rule, it would be written down somewhere official. The situation of two nearly equidistant sites for the top seed (and I grant we can quibble over the term "nearly") compared with a large significance and a "definitely not equidistant" for another top seed has, I suspect, never come up before, but if I'm wrong I'm willing to be informed.

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                              • Re: pairwise -- post jan 8th

                                I wonder, as big of deal as college hockey is here in America, if we'll get a bracket leak during the selection show?
                                Go Pioneers!

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