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GopherBigGuy911
03-11-2013, 07:37 PM
With the advent of the Nacho and B1G next year (Making 7 AQs) does the NCAA expand the regional brackets to 4 games with the 4-5 seeds playing the day before the regional semifinals?

Discuss - :p

MinnesotaNorthStar
03-11-2013, 07:40 PM
With the advent of the Nacho and B1G next year (Making 7 AQs) does the NCAA expand the regional brackets to 4 games with the 4-5 seeds playing the day before the regional semifinals?

Discuss - :pNo. Hockey already has more teams in the tourney than we should.

It's also only 6 AQ's...HEA, AHA, ECAC, NCHC, WCHA, B1G

GopherBigGuy911
03-11-2013, 07:42 PM
No. Hockey already has more teams in the tourney than we should.
I agree, but then at what point does this become a viable option?

MinnesotaNorthStar
03-11-2013, 07:43 PM
I agree, but then at what point does this become a viable option?When D1 hockey gets to 80 teams...

Dirty
03-11-2013, 07:46 PM
No. Hockey already has more teams in the tourney than we should.

It's also only 6 AQ's...HEA, AHA, ECAC, NCHC, WCHA, B1G

A Gopher fan that can neither spell nor count. Shocking.

GopherBigGuy911
03-11-2013, 07:49 PM
A Gopher fan that can neither spell nor count. Shocking.
Forgot CCHA was blown up sorry....

Tipsy McStagger
03-11-2013, 07:50 PM
A Gopher fan that can neither spell nor count. Shocking.

To be fair, he is also a Bemidji fan.

GopherBigGuy911
03-11-2013, 07:51 PM
To be fair, he is also a Bemidji fan.
Hey now - BSU gave me a great Edumkation. :p

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-11-2013, 08:13 PM
When D1 hockey gets to 80 teams...Seems to be as good a number as any.

Maybe somewhere in the 70s if we're getting squirrelly.

UML
03-11-2013, 09:24 PM
With the advent of the Nacho and B1G next year (Making 7 AQs) does the NCAA expand the regional brackets to 4 games with the 4-5 seeds playing the day before the regional semifinals?

Discuss - :p They may eventually expand stanchions.

FlagDUDE08
03-11-2013, 09:28 PM
I think we should discuss the spelling of the word "expansion".

Spartanforlife4
03-11-2013, 09:29 PM
I think we should discuss the spelling of the word "expansion".

You mean eckspanshun?

duper
03-11-2013, 09:32 PM
I like that every team in the hockey tournament COULD win in the first round. Granted, #1 seeds don't lose in the 1st round often, but in basketball, I'm pretty sure a #1 seed has never lost in the first round. To me, that is a sign of too many teams. There should be enough that every team can have an honest shot at going once in a while, but few enough that every team that goes has at least an outside shot at winning one game (and stupid play-ins don't count to me).

schiegs
03-11-2013, 10:42 PM
NCAA Championships committee uses a 25% rule when evaluating the size of championship fields. The make-up of conferences and AQs is irrelevant.

We are closer to the tournament shrinking than expanding.

Jim
03-14-2013, 12:48 PM
NCAA Championships committee uses a 25% rule when evaluating the size of championship fields. The make-up of conferences and AQs is irrelevant.

We are closer to the tournament shrinking than expanding.Although they don't necessarily use that figure for post season fields as opposed to their championships. And absent a significant cutback in the number of teams I doubt there would be a cutback in the tourney field. I believe that the NCAA is pretty happy with the current setup and I think they would rather not have to deal with first round byes if it can be avoided. When you do that, it opens up other issues and makes it harder to fairly seed each region. And the 25% is not a hard and fast rule, anyway. More like a target/guideline.

LynahFan
03-14-2013, 01:01 PM
Although they don't necessarily use that figure for post season fields as opposed to their championships.I'm genuinely not sure what this sentence means. There's no NCAA-run post season tournament that is distinct from the championship tournament, so what are you getting at here?