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  • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

    Originally posted by TonyTheTiger20 View Post
    ...Which goes directly under the city of Boston.
    But under is not through

    Main Entry: 1un·der
    Pronunciation: \ˈən-dər\
    Function: adverb
    Etymology: Middle English, adverb & preposition, from Old English; akin to Old High German untar under, Latin inferus situated beneath, lower, infra below, Sanskrit adha
    Date: before 12th century

    1 : in or into a position below or beneath something


    Main Entry: 1through
    Pronunciation: \ˈthrü\
    Function: preposition
    Etymology: Middle English thurh, thruh, through, from Old English thurh; akin to Old High German durh through, Latin trans across, beyond, Sanskrit tarati he crosses over
    Date: before 12th century

    1 a (1) —used as a function word to indicate movement into at one side or point and out at another and especially the opposite side of (2) : by way of (3) —used as a function word to indicate passage from one end or boundary to another (4) : without stopping for : past b —used as a function word to indicate passage into and out of a treatment, handling, or process

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    • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

      Originally posted by kdaddy View Post
      But under is not through
      Is the tunnel in some super-secret underground city that I'm not aware of, or is it in Boston?
      Grant Salzano, Boston College '10
      Senior Writer & Women's Hockey Editor, BC Interruption
      Twitter: @Salzano14


      Click here for the BC Interruption Pairwise, KRACH, and GRaNT Calculators

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      • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

        Originally posted by Priceless View Post
        Union as a non-TUC? That must be how he got Maine up to 11...
        Sorry for the delay, I don't get over here much, but do always try to peek in on the PWR thread to see if I can help...

        Losing 2 with the second opponent as Brown instead of Cornell would cause Union's RPI to plummet. It's then possible to get St Lawrence's RPI high enough to take Union's TUC spot. Lots of other little things do have to go just right -- it's a relatively small branch of the outcome tree, about 1 in 1800 outcomes. However, it's cakewalk compared to trying to get Union up to #11

        Here's a sample scenario:
        http://blog.siouxsports.com/2010/03/...1/#comment-224

        Maine at #11 is one of the rarest outcomes -- there are only about 10 possible permutations of finishes that result in that. I also posted one of those at the above link.

        (If you see any mistakes, pointing them out over there will get a quicker response).

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        • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

          Originally posted by JimDahl View Post
          Sorry for the delay, I don't get over here much, but do always try to peek in on the PWR thread to see if I can help...

          Losing 2 with the second opponent as Brown instead of Cornell would cause Union's RPI to plummet. It's then possible to get St Lawrence's RPI high enough to take Union's TUC spot. Lots of other little things do have to go just right -- it's a relatively small branch of the outcome tree, about 1 in 1800 outcomes. However, it's cakewalk compared to trying to get Union up to #11

          Here's a sample scenario:
          http://blog.siouxsports.com/2010/03/...1/#comment-224

          Maine at #11 is one of the rarest outcomes -- there are only about 10 possible permutations of finishes that result in that. I also posted one of those at the above link.

          (If you see any mistakes, pointing them out over there will get a quicker response).
          Yeah, I managed to get Union out but I wasn't able to get Maine up to 11.

          So, next season you're going to have a PWR predictor tool up in January, right?

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          • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

            Originally posted by TonyTheTiger20 View Post
            Is the tunnel in some super-secret underground city that I'm not aware of, or is it in Boston?

            Nah you just like getting on JC about grammar technicalities I just thought I would add to the fun because in and under are different too...

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            • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

              Originally posted by Priceless View Post
              So, next season you're going to have a PWR predictor tool up in January, right?
              I feel kind of like the guys who came out with the five blade razor after the SNL skit, in that I'm not supposed to respond to that seriously, but I have actually been working a lot on the question of useful predictions in January...

              Obviously having people fill out a form of game outcomes becomes even more ridiculous (after seeing how many possible scenarios people miss with just about 19 games remaining), but I've found that probability distribution charts convey the overall possibilities pretty well.

              e.g., something like UND's predicted end of season PWR as of Feb. 10

              Within any given week you can tighten that up a lot and say "ranking will be x if these 3 things happen", etc..., but I haven't figured out a way to sensibly convey that detail over a longer period. I am always trying to figure out improvements, so suggestions/ideas are certainly welcome.

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              • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

                Originally posted by kdaddy View Post
                Nah you just like getting on JC about grammar technicalities I just thought I would add to the fun because in and under are different too...
                Just because the tunnel is under the buildings doesn't mean it's not in the city.
                Grant Salzano, Boston College '10
                Senior Writer & Women's Hockey Editor, BC Interruption
                Twitter: @Salzano14


                Click here for the BC Interruption Pairwise, KRACH, and GRaNT Calculators

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                • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

                  Originally posted by TonyTheTiger20 View Post
                  Is the tunnel in some super-secret underground city that I'm not aware of, or is it in Boston?
                  Yes. Now that you know that, the mole people will be coming to collect your soul. That goes for the rest of you who just read this too.

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                  • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

                    To clarify since some people don't get how to read this:

                    Originally posted by Eaglefan06 View Post
                    This is the scenario I am personally hoping for this weekend:

                    HEA
                    HE Semi #1: BU
                    HE Semi #2: BC
                    HE Final: BC

                    CCHA
                    CCHA Semi #1: Miami
                    CCHA Semi #2: Ferris
                    CCHA Final: Miami
                    CCHA Consolation: Michigan

                    ECAC
                    ECAC Semi #1: Cornell
                    ECAC Semi #2: Union
                    ECAC Final: Cornell
                    ECAC Consolation: Brown

                    WCHA
                    Final Five Play-in: UND
                    Final Five Semi #1: St. Cloud
                    Final Five Semi #2: Denver
                    Final Five Final: Denver
                    Final Five Consolation: Wisconsin

                    AHA
                    AHA Semi #1: Sacred Heart
                    AHA Semi #2: RIT
                    AHA Final: RIT

                    Gives you this for PWR:
                    1. Miami
                    2. Denver
                    3. Wisconsin
                    4. Boston College
                    5. St. Cloud
                    6. North Dakota
                    7. Cornell
                    8. Bemidji State
                    9. Ferris State
                    10. Yale
                    11. Alaska
                    12. New Hampshire
                    13t. Northern Michigan
                    13t. Vermont
                    25. RIT
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                    • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

                      Originally posted by TonyTheTiger20 View Post
                      Just because the tunnel is under the buildings doesn't mean it's not in the city.
                      "Not in Boston"

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                      • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

                        Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                        Everyone wants St Cloud in their regional
                        Aint that the truth!

                        But this year is different!!

                        Ok, I don't really believe that....
                        "Today I do what you won't, so tomorrow I can do what you can't." - Unknown

                        Between autocorrect, touch typing and a lack of desire or time to proofread on the internet, there are likely errors in any text I post. If pointing these out will add to your sense of self worth and validate your life, knock yourself out.

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                        • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

                          Originally posted by Dirty Bottles View Post
                          Aint that the truth!

                          But this year is different!!

                          Ok, I don't really believe that....
                          It's different due to a player/goon named Aaron Marvin who has a tendency if taking out the opponent's best player. Yes you get a first round win, at what cost?

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                          • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

                            Saint Cloud will STILL not win an NCAA game this year..... Keep passing the Bong..... No matter what the record says..... you still suck and will choke like the Vikes when it counts.....
                            - Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. -

                            Go Bemidji Beavers
                            Go you Green and White
                            Go Bemidji Beavers
                            Fight with all your might!
                            Rah! Rah! Rah!
                            We are here to cheer you
                            We are out to win your fame,
                            So, Go Bemidji Beavers
                            Fight to win this game.-Fight.

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                            • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

                              Originally posted by Dirty Bottles View Post
                              Aint that the truth!

                              But this year is different!!

                              Ok, I don't really believe that....
                              yes could you imagine UNH and St cloud in same bracket , lol if they played each other perhaps the game would never end

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                              • Re: Bracketology and the PairWise Rankings II

                                Originally posted by unh1982 View Post
                                yes could you imagine UNH and St cloud in same bracket , lol if they played each other perhaps the game would never end
                                Union wouldn't be involved, so the game would end after a while.

                                GFM
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