No, UC was high in the ranking "for obvious reasons" due to their record, record vs ranked teams, SoS, and the other criteria.....
I still find it funny that you now say (in a round about way) that Endicott is now deserving when last year you were calling the same team(s) a joke. All because the person who "defends the process (of the KRACH) when it suits her" has Endicott is in the KRACH hierarchy. They've played 1 decent team at the very start of the season, and tied them (thanks to a good goalie and 3 goals on 7 shots 2nd period). Other than that they've played (and lost 3 games) all the weak teams who you said didn't deserve to be in the NCAA in years past. They have an SOS of 57th. But now that they are in your KRACH because of a statistical flaw, they are a deserving team... I still stand behind their NCAA ranking because I go by the process. If you look back over the years I've always said (back when we were taking about teams forming new conferences years ago) that if a team can play in a weak league, grab just the right teams to raise their SOS, and win the majority of those games, the will beat the system. Had the NCAA used the SOS system of the KRACH, (and take away the autobid) they don't make the tournament. An SoS of 57th 9 times out of 10 does not balance out the 2nd highest Win % (see Adrian '09 21-1-1), but that's your KRACH and not the NCAA selection criteria, so I deal with it. Endicott played the system and won.
With a 12 team field, and the continuing power of SNC, Adrian, and UWSP it will be tough for 2 Eastern teams to be ranked higher than two of those each year. Thus, a 2 QuarterFinal Bye system like this may happen more often than not. I'd love nothing more than to see a the travel rule be lifted and teams put 1-12 and game on, but it won't happen. The whole "we have this" is exactly what people are saying and isn't worth whining over and exactly what someone said on the other site that certain people took issue with. I admit when the bracket came out, I said "wow", but as soon as you look at the numbers you can see how and why the committee arrived at their decision. At that point it's time to put down the tissues and put the puck down. Yet here we were, 4 days later, and people are still whining and complaining when it's been explained over and over and over.... ( I know something you're use to seeing too )
The difference these past few years is that the committee has gone by the book. Something many of us wanted to see for years. No longer do we have certain people influencing the committee and getting the "why and the **** did they do that ??"... The smoke filled room almost seems like there is now at least tinted windows on the wall for us to see in. While we can't put our ear up to the door and hear what is said, when you look at the process and criteria you can come pretty close to picking the field compared to years past. While it's not perfect, there isn't one that is. We don't have enough games, enough inter conference games, enough regional games, ect ect ect to get the right teams (when you only have 4 spots). Even DI roundball has their issues. Syracuse has a ton of Top 50 wins, but is 2-11 away from the Domes and has as many career ACC Tournament wins as Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida, and Oregon. What outweighs what?