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chapmaja
03-23-2013, 11:12 PM
Here is my opinion of the way things will end up once Michigan beats Notre Dame tomorrow for the CCHA title, and automatic bid from the CCHA.

East Regional

1) Quinnipiac vs 4) Canisius
2) BC vs 3) Union

1 v 16
5 v 12

Northeast Regional

2) New Hampshire vs 3) Niagara
1) UM-Lowell vs 4) Wisconsin

3 v 14
7 v 10


West Regional


1) Minnesota vs 4) Michigan (host)
2) N. Dakota vs 3) Minn St.

2 v 15
6 v 11


Midwest Regional

1) Miami vs 4) St. Cloud St
2) Notre Dame vs 3) Denver

4 v 13
8 v 9

This is based on the top seeds being kept closest to home, and two host schools having to play in their host regional (Michigan and New Hampshire).

I debated on keeping more bracket integrity with ND vs Denver in the East and BC Union in the Midwest, but the NCAA likes money and butts in the seats. This bracket will keep some version of bracket integrity (first round is pretty safe) while at the same time keeping teams close to home and thus getting butts in the seats.

If Michigan loses to ND tomorrow (which won't happen, I have confidence), then

East
1) Quinnipiac vs 16) Canisius
8) N. Dakota vs 9) Denver

Northeast

3) UMASS-Lowell vs 14) Wisconsin
7) New Hampsire (host) vs 10) Niagara


Midwest
4) Notre Dame vs 13) St. Cloud St
5) Miami vs 12) Union
West

2) Minnesota vs 15) Yale
6) BC vs 11) Minn St




This would require more switching to make money and avoid interconference games in round 1, and would likely result in less behinds in the seats.

Chris Clark Fan Club
03-23-2013, 11:15 PM
Here is my opinion of the way things will end up once Michigan beats Notre Dame tomorrow for the CCHA title, and automatic bid from the CCHA.

East Regional

1) Quinnipiac vs 4) Canisius
2) BC vs 3) Union

1 v 16
5 v 12

Northeast Regional

2) New Hampshire vs 3) Niagara
1) UM-Lowell vs 4) Wisconsin

3 v 14
7 v 10


West Regional


1) Minnesota vs 4) Michigan (host)
2) N. Dakota vs 3) Minn St.

2 v 15
6 v 11


Midwest Regional

1) Miami vs 4) St. Cloud St
2) Notre Dame vs 3) Denver

4 v 13
8 v 9

This is based on the top seeds being kept closest to home, and two host schools having to play in their host regional (Michigan and New Hampshire).

I debated on keeping more bracket integrity with ND vs Denver in the East and BC Union in the Midwest, but the NCAA likes money and butts in the seats. This bracket will keep some version of bracket integrity (first round is pretty safe) while at the same time keeping teams close to home and thus getting butts in the seats.

If Michigan loses to ND tomorrow (which won't happen, I have confidence), then

East
1) Quinnipiac vs 16) Canisius
8) N. Dakota vs 9) Denver

Northeast

3) UMASS-Lowell vs 14) Wisconsin
7) New Hampsire (host) vs 10) Niagara


Midwest
4) Notre Dame vs 13) St. Cloud St
5) Miami vs 12) Union
West

2) Minnesota vs 15) Yale
6) BC vs 11) Minn St




This would require more switching to make money and avoid interconference games in round 1, and would likely result in less behinds in the seats.

From what I know, this will never happen.

Gurtholfin
03-23-2013, 11:16 PM
Northeast Regional

2) New Hampshire vs 3) Niagara
1) UM-Lowell vs 4) Wisconsin




Oooohhh, I'd love this regional!

MavsFan
03-23-2013, 11:21 PM
From what I know, this will never happen.
That's what I thought.

burd
03-23-2013, 11:22 PM
West Regional


1) Minnesota vs 4) Michigan (host)
2) N. Dakota vs 3) Minn St.

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I wouldn't love this one.

Koho
03-23-2013, 11:26 PM
I wouldn't love this one.

Nice treatment for the team rated number 1 in the poles coming into the weekend!

Gurtholfin
03-23-2013, 11:28 PM
I wouldn't love this one.

That seems pretty unlikely.

Although, 3 of my most hated opponents in one place would be sweet! Throw BC in place of MSUM and I'd pass out!

Stauber1
03-23-2013, 11:36 PM
From what I know, this will never happen.
Not only would that never happen, but I find it highly unlikely that the top #1 seed would be in the same region as the top #2 seed.

chickod
03-24-2013, 11:46 AM
Here is my opinion of the way things will end up once Michigan beats Notre Dame tomorrow for the CCHA title, and automatic bid from the CCHA.

I'd have to say BC/Wisconsin and Michigan/Miami out of those pairings...