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MGoBlueHockey
03-29-2013, 11:03 AM
Who doesn't love college hockey right? I would love to see more NCAA Tournament games. Today is one of the best days of the year. Here is a thought- with the talk of expansion in the basketball tournament to 96 at one time, it made me wonder why? It's fine the way it is. The real tournament that needs more teams is the hockey tournament.

Format- 32 teams, single elimination
Automatic bids- Regular season champions, conference tournament champions
Regional First & Semifinals hosted by 1 and 2 seeds
Regional Finals at a neutral site
Frozen Four and NCG are the same format as before.

Here is a mock up of what this years 32 team tournament would look like if it were real- Sorry about the image being cut off on the right side.
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/299276_2936989919679_1791024632_n.jpg

hockeyplayer1015
03-29-2013, 11:09 AM
Who doesn't love college hockey right? I would love to see more NCAA Tournament games. Today is one of the best days of the year. Here is a thought- with the talk of expansion in the basketball tournament to 96 at one time, it made me wonder why? It's fine the way it is. The real tournament that needs more teams is the hockey tournament.

Format- 32 teams, single elimination
Automatic bids- Regular season champions, conference tournament champions
Regional First & Semifinals hosted by 1 and 2 seeds
Regional Finals at a neutral site
Frozen Four and NCG are the same format as before.

Here is a mock up of what this years 32 team tournament would look like if it were real- Sorry about the image being cut off on the right side.
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/299276_2936989919679_1791024632_n.jpg

No. Stop. Never will happen until College Hockey magically creates about another 100 teams.

Jasma
03-29-2013, 11:11 AM
32 teams? Hell, 16 might be too many. The NCAA will not add teams until there are at least another dozen Division I programs.

Bertogliat
03-29-2013, 11:12 AM
If the NCAA didn't have limits, it still wouldn't fly. I mean, under this format Canisius, Union and Niagara would all make the tournament. That would make a mockery of the tourney.

Bertogliat
03-29-2013, 11:13 AM
Oh my God! Look how easy BC's bracket would be!

Nice touch with Minnesota's first round match up!

MarkEagleUSA
03-29-2013, 11:14 AM
The real tournament that needs more teams is the hockey tournament.Would you feel this way if Michigan wasn't sitting at home this weekend?

MGoBlueHockey
03-29-2013, 11:17 AM
Would you feel this way if Michigan wasn't sitting at home this weekend?

Yes. More college hockey the better. Always have felt that way.

Tater
03-29-2013, 11:22 AM
Yes. More college hockey the better. Always have felt that way.

96 hoops teams getting in would still be a lower percentage of overall basketball playing teams than 16 in hockey.

If the NCAA made a change, there is a greater chance it would move the tournament to 12 teams rather than grow it as hockey is currently over the 25% of overall teams guideline.

32 would just be ridiculous. That would be like the basketball team having a 175 team tournament.

A Shot and a Goal
03-29-2013, 11:25 AM
A thirty-two team tournament without Sacred Heart and AIC? Mockery, sheer mockery. :D

SanTropez
03-29-2013, 11:29 AM
We are doomed in the first round.

Iwearpurple
03-29-2013, 11:29 AM
With 32 teams, over half the teams would make the tourney.

If 32, why not have all the teams play? Then nobody will feel left out.

Spartanforlife4
03-29-2013, 11:32 AM
Must've been tough to find the thread on this exact topic that was created less than 12 hours ago.

bigmrg74
03-29-2013, 11:40 AM
Must've been tough to find the thread on this exact topic that was created less than 12 hours ago.Yeah, but he made an image for his whole plan. And took the time to match Minnesota up with Holy Cross in the first round. *ducks flying brick*

Dude Love
03-29-2013, 11:40 AM
This is an awful idea. "Let's water down the playoffs like the NHL and NBA!"

UncleRay
03-29-2013, 01:43 PM
Why do we need a 32-team tourney? We've got a 55-team tourney this year and a 57-team tourney next year. Why contract?

Freddie
03-29-2013, 04:58 PM
Who doesn't love college hockey right? I would love to see more NCAA Tournament games. Today is one of the best days of the year. Here is a thought- with the talk of expansion in the basketball tournament to 96 at one time, it made me wonder why? It's fine the way it is. The real tournament that needs more teams is the hockey tournament.

Format- 32 teams, single elimination
Automatic bids- Regular season champions, conference tournament champions
Regional First & Semifinals hosted by 1 and 2 seeds
Regional Finals at a neutral site
Frozen Four and NCG are the same format as before.

Here is a mock up of what this years 32 team tournament would look like if it were real- Sorry about the image being cut off on the right side.
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/299276_2936989919679_1791024632_n.jpg

Here's a novel idea, send the bottom seed from each bracket (looks like Canisius, Ohio State, Holy Cross and UNO) and the first 4 teams left out of the field (say UConn, Air Force, Merrimack and Mercyhurst) to Dayton for a play-in round on Tuesday.

billmich88888
03-29-2013, 05:07 PM
Why do we need a 32-team tourney? We've got a 55-team tourney this year and a 57-team tourney next year. Why contract?

Penn state and who else is jumping up to d1?

NCAAfan500
03-29-2013, 05:12 PM
Who doesn't love college hockey right? I would love to see more NCAA Tournament games. Today is one of the best days of the year. Here is a thought- with the talk of expansion in the basketball tournament to 96 at one time, it made me wonder why? It's fine the way it is. The real tournament that needs more teams is the hockey tournament.

Format- 32 teams, single elimination
Automatic bids- Regular season champions, conference tournament champions
Regional First & Semifinals hosted by 1 and 2 seeds
Regional Finals at a neutral site
Frozen Four and NCG are the same format as before.

Here is a mock up of what this years 32 team tournament would look like if it were real- Sorry about the image being cut off on the right side.
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/299276_2936989919679_1791024632_n.jpg If anything they should go back to 12 teams and 2 sites.