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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Seriously.

    Every game from here on out is the suoer bowl for nu

    Uncharted territory as they lost the maps
    Not quite uncharted. They hoisted the Lamoriello Trophy in 2016, remember?
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    Re: Boring 2018 Bracketology Thread - Here we go again...

    Mookie has only seen 3 of those for BU in the last 20 years so it's a struggle for him to remember anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Split-N View Post
    Not quite uncharted. They hoisted the Lamoriello Trophy in 2016, remember?
    mookie can't hear you... he has bu's national championship rings in his ears
    a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Mookie has only seen 3 of those for BU in the last 20 years so it's a struggle for him to remember anything
    well done........but split-n should know Mookie's shtick by now. He's gonna pile on NU at every turn, warranted or not!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Mookie has only seen 3 of those for BU in the last 20 years so it's a struggle for him to remember anything
    um, that is uhn territory with cannon fodder trophies. as marie antoinette would say, "let them eat cake".
    a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sterlippo1 View Post
    ....but split-n should know Mookie's shtick by now. He's gonna pile on NU at every turn, warranted or not!
    Aw, I like mookie.
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    Re: Boring 2018 Bracketology Thread - Here we go again...

    so anyhows.....

    what has to happen to kick the goofs out of the field?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    so anyhows.....

    what has to happen to kick the goofs out of the field?
    One scenario is posted below, with the cut line at 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    so anyhows.....

    what has to happen to kick the goofs out of the field?
    This is quite simple to work out, actually....

    First, since NMU won't have an RPI above Minnesota in any situation, the cut line is effectively 14th. You have to get Minnesota to 15 to get them out.
    We have 6 conferences to work with:
    B10 - No help here.
    WCHA - Already covered.
    NCHC - NoDak could move ahead of Minnesota, IF THEY WIN 2 games. A split likely won't do it. But, be careful here. UMD losing twice moves Minnesota ahead of THEM.
    ECAC - If either Clarkson or Cornell does NOT win, that moves the cut line
    HE - Like NoDak, a split for BC won't lift them above Minnesota, so the thing that changes things here is the winner of the BC/BU game also winning on Saturday.
    AHA - Will get one bid, regardless.
    There are no other potential at large bids which affect Minnesota, because their RPI is high enough to be safe from such.

    Thus, to get Minnesota out requires:
    If UMD loses twice, 3 of the following
    If UMD does not lose twice, 2 of the following:
    NoDak wins the NCHC
    BC or BU wins the HE
    Harvard or Princeton wins the ECAC

    There may be some very fringe scenarios which either add or subtract from that, but that's the basics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    so anyhows.....

    what has to happen to kick the goofs out of the field?
    Short answer is BU/BC + Harvard/Princeton championships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Exiled One View Post
    Short answer is BU/BC + Harvard/Princeton championships.
    So goofs are a lock

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    Unless I'm missing something, North Dakota can still make the tournament with two losses. It would be: NU or Providence wins HE, Cornell or Clarkson win ECAC, MTU wins WCHA, B1G doesn't affect, and Mercyhurst does not win AHA. Did I miss anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siouxfaninseattle View Post
    Unless I'm missing something, North Dakota can still make the tournament with two losses. It would be: NU or Providence wins HE, Cornell or Clarkson win ECAC, MTU wins WCHA, B1G doesn't affect, and Mercyhurst does not win AHA. Did I miss anything?
    Correct for 2 reasons:
    1- If Mercyhurst wins and NoDak loses twice, Mercyhurst will win the compare with NoDak on RPI, but not the compare with BC. Thus, Mercyhurst has to lose, so as to not grant BC an extra compare win compared with NoDak
    2- If MTU beating NMU turns their comparison with BC to MTU, because of their record vs NMU. Thus, even though BC would have, by far, a better RPI, MTU wins the compare on ComOpp and a single game win against BC early in the season.

    So, the needful things are, as you said:
    No upsets in the ECAC or HE
    MTU wins
    Mercyhurst loses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numbers View Post
    Correct for 2 reasons:
    1- If Mercyhurst wins and NoDak loses twice, Mercyhurst will win the compare with NoDak on RPI, but not the compare with BC. Thus, Mercyhurst has to lose, so as to not grant BC an extra compare win compared with NoDak
    2- If MTU beating NMU turns their comparison with BC to MTU, because of their record vs NMU. Thus, even though BC would have, by far, a better RPI, MTU wins the compare on ComOpp and a single game win against BC early in the season.

    So, the needful things are, as you said:
    No upsets in the ECAC or HE
    MTU wins
    Mercyhurst loses
    So you're sayin' there's a chance.
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    Re: Boring 2018 Bracketology Thread - Here we go again...

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    So goofs are a lock
    Odds are very good, yes. BC or BU is not a stretch, but Princeton or Harvard would be a bit of a shocker.
    Last edited by The Exiled One; 03-15-2018 at 09:45 AM.

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    Re: Boring 2018 Bracketology Thread - Here we go again...

    As a Gopher fan that first game Friday (Princeton vs. Cornell) is gonna set the tone for my confidence of making it out of the weekend in a playoff spot.

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    Re: Boring 2018 Bracketology Thread - Here we go again...

    Princeton over Cornell in the first ECAC game.

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    In combination with St Cloud beating UND, Princeton has beaten Cornell, BU has beaten BC in OT, and Harvard is up 3-0 as I type this over Clarkson. The dominoes are starting to fall. It appears the cut line has moved up at least one spot because of the ECAC, so whoever is the 13 hole (Minnesota) would be the last team in at this point. BU winning tomorrow in Hockey East would move that spot up one more to 12 as the cut line.

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    Re: Boring 2018 Bracketology Thread - Here we go again...

    12 teams are still locked.
    SCSU
    Notre Dame
    Cornell
    Denver
    Ohio State
    Northeastern
    Providence
    Mankato
    Michigan
    Penn State
    AHA Champ
    WCHA Champ

    It looks like the ECAC will go to an autobid. That would be 13.

    SCSU is locked as #1 overall. Notre Dame is locked as a 1 seed. Cornell, Denver and Ohio State are fighting for the other two 1 seeds.

    The bubble has shrunk to Clarkson, UMD, UMTC, UND and BC. BU is win or go home.

    Updated scenarios

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    Re: Boring 2018 Bracketology Thread - Here we go again...

    Clarkson trying to help some of those bubble teams, have come back to tie Harvard.

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