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Priceless
03-15-2015, 09:54 PM
How it works: Entrants use the USCHO Pairwise Predictor http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-predictor/ to predict the final pairwise, then use their knowledge to predict what the final brackets will look like.

To enter: Post your game-by-game predictions (copy/paste from site) and the final pairwise. Then enter the four teams that you believe will occupy each position in each host city: Fargo, South Bend, Manchester and Providence.

Earning points:

Pairwise - Earn 5 points for each team that finishes in the pairwise position you predicted. Earn 3 points for each team that finishes in the same band, but not the same place. Earn 1 point for each team you correctly place in the field, but not the same position or band. For example, if you predict Miami to finish #2. If they finish #2 you earn 5 points. If they finish #4 you earn 3 points. If they finish #5 you earn a single point.

Bracketology - Earn 8 points for predicting the proper placement and proper seed for a team in a regional. Earn 4 points for picking the right city but not the right seed. For example, if you picked Miami as the 1-seed in South Bend and they are chosen as the 1-seed in South Bend, you earn 8 points. If they are the 2-seed in South Bend you earn 4 points. If they do not end up in South Bend you receive 0 points.

Here's a sample entry:

1 North Dakota
2 Minnesota State
3 Boston University
4t Denver
4t Michigan Tech
6t Minnesota-Duluth
6t Miami
8 Nebraska-Omaha
9t Quinnipiac
9t Minnesota
11 Boston College
12 Providence
13t Bowling Green
13t Massachusetts-Lowell
15 St. Cloud State
16 Robert Morris




Your Picks
Atlantic Hockey

Semifinal #2: Canisius defeats RIT
Semifinal #1: Robert Morris defeats Mercyhurst
Championship game: Robert Morris defeats Canisius

Big Ten

Play-in #2: Michigan defeats Wisconsin
Play-in #1: Penn State defeats Ohio State
Semifinal #2: Michigan State defeats Michigan
Semifinal #1: Minnesota defeats Penn State
Championship game: Minnesota defeats Michigan State

ECAC

Semifinal #2: St. Lawrence defeats Colgate
Semifinal #1: Quinnipiac defeats Harvard
Championship game: Quinnipiac defeats St. Lawrence

Hockey East

Semifinal #2: Massachusetts-Lowell defeats Vermont
Semifinal #1: Boston University defeats New Hampshire
Championship game: Boston University defeats Massachusetts-Lowell

NCHC

Semifinal #2: Miami defeats Denver
Semifinal #1: North Dakota defeats St. Cloud State
Consolation game: Denver defeats St. Cloud State
Championship game: North Dakota defeats Miami

WCHA

Semifinal #2: Michigan Tech defeats Bowling Green
Semifinal #1: Minnesota State defeats Ferris State
Championship game: Minnesota State defeats Michigan Tech



Fargo: #1 North Dakota vs Robert Morris; Omaha vs Quinnipiac

South Bend: #4 Denver vs Bowling Green; Miami vs Minnesota

Providence: #2 Mankato vs Lowell; Duluth vs Providence

Manchester:#3 Boston U vs St Cloud; Michigan Tech vs Boston C


Ties: In the event of a tie, the total number of teams accurately predicted in the tournament field will be the tiebreaker. If still tied the person who chose the most conference champions will win. If still tied, a coin toss.

Prize: I have a limited budget, but I will put up an annual membership in Extra (value: $14.99) for the winner. If you are already a member, I will pay for your next year. If this contest proves popular I will attempt to expand the prize pool in future years. I'm going to enter just for kicks, but I won't be eligible to win.

Entries MUST be submitted to this thread by 12:00 noon ET on Thursday to be considered valid. Results will be posted on Sunday or Monday, depending on how quickly I can do this.

Any questions, please post them. I am sure I missed something.

For discussion of pairwise and bracketology, please visit http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?111651-The-2015-Pairwise-Bracketology-and-History-Thread whether you are a lurker or want to join in the fun!

stuckinwi
03-16-2015, 12:07 AM
How many times will your entry feature a WCHA first round matchup? ;)

Priceless
03-16-2015, 09:11 AM
How many times will your entry feature a WCHA first round matchup? ;)

I never realized how much I missed the CCHA.

bigblue_dl
03-16-2015, 10:28 AM
1. North Dakota
2. Minnesota State
3. Michigan Tech
4. Boston University
5. Minnesota-Duluth
6. Miami
7. Denver
8. Nebraska-Omaha
9t. Quinnipiac
9t. St. Cloud State
11. Boston College
12. Minnesota
13. Providence
14. Bowling Green
15. Michigan
16. Robert Morris


Your Picks
Atlantic Hockey

Semifinal #2: RIT defeats Canisius
Semifinal #1: Robert Morris defeats Mercyhurst
Championship game: Robert Morris defeats RIT

Big Ten

Play-in #2: Michigan defeats Wisconsin
Play-in #1: Penn State defeats Ohio State
Semifinal #2: Michigan defeats Michigan State
Semifinal #1: Minnesota defeats Penn State
Championship game: Michigan defeats Minnesota

ECAC

Semifinal #2: Colgate defeats St. Lawrence
Semifinal #1: Quinnipiac defeats Harvard
Championship game: Quinnipiac defeats Colgate

Hockey East

Semifinal #2: Vermont defeats Massachusetts-Lowell
Semifinal #1: Boston University defeats New Hampshire
Championship game: Boston University defeats Vermont

NCHC

Semifinal #2: Miami defeats Denver
Semifinal #1: North Dakota defeats St. Cloud State
Consolation game: St. Cloud State defeats Denver
Championship game: North Dakota defeats Miami

WCHA

Semifinal #2: Michigan Tech defeats Bowling Green
Semifinal #1: Minnesota State defeats Ferris State
Championship game: Michigan Tech defeats Minnesota State

Fargo:
1. North Dakota
2. Nebraska-Omaha
3. Minnesota
4. Robert Morris

South Bend:
1. Minnesota State
2. Miami
3. St. Cloud State
4. Michigan

Providence:
1. Michigan Tech
2. Denver
3. Boston College
4. Providence

Manchester:
1. Boston University
2. Minnesota-Duluth
3. Quinnipiac
4. Bowling Green

SCSU Euro
03-16-2015, 04:39 PM
Your Picks

Atlantic Hockey
Semifinal #2: RIT defeats Canisius
Semifinal #1: Robert Morris defeats Mercyhurst
Championship game: RIT defeats Robert Morris

Big Ten
Play-in #2: Michigan defeats Wisconsin
Play-in #1: Ohio State defeats Penn State
Semifinal #2: Michigan State defeats Michigan
Semifinal #1: Minnesota defeats Ohio State
Championship game: Michigan State defeats Minnesota

ECAC
Semifinal #2: Colgate defeats St. Lawrence
Semifinal #1: Quinnipiac defeats Harvard
Championship game: Quinnipiac defeats Colgate

Hockey East
Semifinal #2: Massachusetts-Lowell defeats Vermont
Semifinal #1: Boston University defeats New Hampshire
Championship game: Boston University defeats Massachusetts-Lowell

NCHC
Semifinal #2: Miami defeats Denver
Semifinal #1: St. Cloud State defeats North Dakota
Consolation game: North Dakota defeats Denver
Championship game: St. Cloud State defeats Miami

WCHA
Semifinal #2: Michigan Tech defeats Bowling Green
Semifinal #1: Minnesota State defeats Ferris State
Championship game: Michigan Tech defeats Minnesota State

1 North Dakota
2 Minnesota State
3 Michigan Tech
4 Boston University
5 Minnesota-Duluth
6t Miami
6t Denver
6t St. Cloud State
9 Nebraska-Omaha
10t Quinnipiac
10t Boston College
12 Minnesota
13 Providence
14 Bowling Green
15/27 Michigan State
16/38 RIT

Fargo:
1. North Dakota
2. St. Cloud State
3. Nebraska-Omaha
4. RIT

South Bend:
1. Minnesota State
2. Denver
3. Quinnipiac
4. Michigan State

Providence:
1. Michigan Tech
2. Miami
3. Boston College
4. Providence

Manchester:
1. Boston University
2. Minnesota-Duluth
3. Minnesota
4. Bowling Green

SCSU Euro
03-16-2015, 04:40 PM
By the way Priceless, if SCSU loses twice, as you have them doing in your bracket, they're out as they'd be sub .500. A loss and a tie would keep them eligible however.

Superfly100
03-16-2015, 10:52 PM
Your Picks

Atlantic Hockey
Semifinal #2: RIT defeats Canisius
Semifinal #1: Robert Morris defeats Mercyhurst
Championship game: Robert Morris defeats RIT

Big Ten
Play-in #2: Michigan defeats Wisconsin
Play-in #1: Penn State defeats Ohio State
Semifinal #2: Michigan State defeats Michigan
Semifinal #1: Minnesota defeats Penn State
Championship game: Minnesota defeats Michigan State

ECAC
Semifinal #2: Colgate defeats St. Lawrence
Semifinal #1: Quinnipiac defeats Harvard
Championship game: Colgate defeats Quinnipiac

Hockey East
Semifinal #2: Vermont defeats Massachusetts-Lowell
Semifinal #1: Boston University defeats New Hampshire
Championship game: Boston University defeats Vermont

NCHC
Semifinal #2: Denver defeats Miami
Semifinal #1: North Dakota defeats St. Cloud State
Consolation game: St. Cloud State defeats Miami
Championship game: Denver defeats North Dakota

WCHA
Semifinal #2: Michigan Tech defeats Bowling Green
Semifinal #1: Minnesota State defeats Ferris State
Championship game: Michigan Tech defeats Minnesota State


1. North Dakota
2. Minnesota State
3. Denver
4. Michigan Tech
5. Boston University
6. Minnesota-Duluth
7. Miami
8. Nebraska - Omaha
9. Minnesota
10. Colgate
11. SCSU
12. Quinnipiac
13. Boston College
14. Providence
15. Bowling Green
16. Robert Morris

Fargo
North Dakota vs Robert Morris
Nebraska-Omaha vs Minnesota

South Bend
Minnesota State vs Providence
Miami vs Colgate

Manchester
Denver vs Bowling Green
Minnesota-Duluth vs Quinnipiac

Providence
Michigan Tech vs Boston College
Boston University vs SCSU

MagnessMan
03-17-2015, 12:21 AM
Thanks for putting this together Priceless!

My Picks
Atlantic Hockey
Semifinal #1: Robert Morris def. Mercyhurst
Semifinal #2: Canisius def. RIT
Championship: Robert Morris def. Canisius

Big Ten
Play-in #1: Michigan def. Wisconsin
Play-in #2: Penn State def. Ohio State
Semifinal #1: Minnesota def. Penn State
Semifinal #2: Michigan State def. Michigan
Championship: Michigan State def. Minnesota

ECAC
Semifinal #1: Quinnipiac def. Harvard
Semifinal #2: St. Lawrence def. Colgate
Championship: Quinnipiac def. St. Lawrence

Hockey East
Semifinal #1: Boston University def. New Hampshire
Semifinal #2: Vermont def. Mass.-Lowell
Championship: Boston University def. Vermont

NCHC
Semifinal #1: North Dakota def. St. Cloud State
Semifinal #2: Miami def. Denver
Championship: North Dakota def. Miami
Consolation: Denver def. St. Cloud State

WCHA
Semifinal #1: Minnesota State def. Ferris State
Semifinal #2: Bowling Green def. Michigan Tech
Championship: Minnesota State def. Bowling Green



1 North Dakota
2 Minnesota State
3 Boston University
4 Miami
5 Denver
6 Minnesota-Duluth
7 Michigan Tech
8 Nebraska-Omaha
9 Quinnipiac
10 Bowling Green
11 Boston College
12 Providence
13 Minnesota
14 Vermont
15/21 Robert Morris
16/27 Michigan State


Fargo
North Dakota vs Michigan State
Omaha vs Quinnipiac

South Bend
Minnesota State vs Robert Morris
Duluth vs Bowling Green

Manchester
BU vs Minnesota
Michigan Tech vs BC

Providence
Miami vs Vermont
Denver vs Providence

Priceless
03-17-2015, 12:58 AM
By the way Priceless, if SCSU loses twice, as you have them doing in your bracket, they're out as they'd be sub .500. A loss and a tie would keep them eligible however.

It's just an example. Not my entry.

manurespreader
03-17-2015, 08:31 AM
Here Ya go Priceless, great fun.

Atlantic Hockey
Semifinal #2: RIT defeats Canisius
Semifinal #1: Robert Morris defeats Mercyhurst
Championship game: Robert Morris defeats RIT

Big Ten
Play-in #2: Michigan defeats Wisconsin
Play-in #1: Ohio State defeats Penn State
Semifinal #2: Michigan State defeats Michigan
Semifinal #1: Minnesota defeats Ohio State
Championship game: Minnesota defeats Michigan State

ECAC
Semifinal #2: St. Lawrence defeats Colgate
Semifinal #1: Quinnipiac defeats Harvard
Championship game: Quinnipiac defeats St. Lawrence

Hockey East
Semifinal #2: Vermont defeats Massachusetts-Lowell
Semifinal #1: New Hampshire defeats Boston University
Championship game: New Hampshire defeats Vermont

NCHC
Semifinal #2: Miami defeats Denver
Semifinal #1: North Dakota defeats St. Cloud State
Consolation game: Denver defeats St. Cloud State
Championship game: North Dakota defeats Miami

WCHA
Semifinal #2: Michigan Tech defeats Bowling Green
Semifinal #1: Minnesota State defeats Ferris State
Championship game: Minnesota State defeats Michigan Tech


Read more: http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-predictor/#ixzz3UeJXz2rA

Brackets.
North Dakota
Minnesota State
Denver
Michigan Tech
Duluth
Miami
BU
Omaha
Quinnipiac
Minnesota
BC
Providence
BGSU
Vermont
Robert Morris
UNH

Fargo.

North Dakota vs. Robert Morris
Omaha vs Minnesota

South Bend
Denver vs BGSU
Miami vs BC

Manchester
Mankato Vs UNH
BU vs Quinnipiac

Providence
MTU vs Vermont
Duluth vs Providence

BigAl
03-17-2015, 02:53 PM
1 North Dakota
2 Minnesota State
3 Boston University
4 Michigan Tech
5 Minnesota-Duluth
6 Miami
7 Denver
8 Nebraska-Omaha
9 Minnesota
10 Harvard
11 Boston College
12 St. Cloud State
13 Providence
14t Quinnipiac
14t Bowling Green
16 Robert Morris


Read more: http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-predictor/#ixzz3UfhoUz2l
Atlantic Hockey
Semifinal #2: RIT defeats Canisius
Semifinal #1: Robert Morris defeats Mercyhurst
Championship game: Robert Morris defeats RIT
Big Ten
Play-in #2: Michigan defeats Wisconsin
Play-in #1: Penn State defeats Ohio State
Semifinal #2: Michigan defeats Michigan State
Semifinal #1: Minnesota defeats Penn State
Championship game: Minnesota defeats Michigan
ECAC
Semifinal #2: St. Lawrence defeats Colgate
Semifinal #1: Harvard defeats Quinnipiac
Championship game: Harvard defeats St. Lawrence
Hockey East
Semifinal #2: Vermont defeats Massachusetts-Lowell
Semifinal #1: Boston University defeats New Hampshire
Championship game: Boston University defeats Vermont
NCHC
Semifinal #2: Miami defeats Denver
Semifinal #1: North Dakota defeats St. Cloud State
Consolation game: St. Cloud State defeats Denver
Championship game: North Dakota defeats Miami
WCHA
Semifinal #2: Michigan Tech defeats Bowling Green
Semifinal #1: Minnesota State defeats Ferris State
Championship game: Minnesota State defeats Michigan Tech

Fargo: #1 North Dakota vs #4 Robert Morris
#2 Nebraska Omaha vs #3 Minnesota

South Bend: #1 Minnesota St vs #4 Quinnipiac
#2 Denver vs #3 Harvard

Manchester: #1 Boston University vs #4 Bowling Green
#2 Miami vs #3 BC
Providence: #1 Michigan Tech vs #4 Providence
#2 Duluth vs #3 St. Cloud

Nowheresville
03-17-2015, 06:35 PM
1 North Dakota
2 Minnesota State
3 Denver
4 Boston University
5 Michigan Tech
6 Minnesota-Duluth
7 Miami
8 Nebraska-Omaha
9t Quinnipiac
9t Boston College
9t St. Cloud State
12 Minnesota
13 Providence
14 Bowling Green
15 Robert Morris
16 Michigan State

Your Picks
Atlantic Hockey
Semifinal #2: RIT defeats Canisius
Semifinal #1: Robert Morris defeats Mercyhurst
Championship game: Robert Morris defeats RIT
Big Ten
Play-in #2: Michigan defeats Wisconsin
Play-in #1: Ohio State defeats Penn State
Semifinal #2: Michigan State defeats Michigan
Semifinal #1: Minnesota defeats Ohio State
Championship game: Michigan State defeats Minnesota
ECAC
Semifinal #2: St. Lawrence defeats Colgate
Semifinal #1: Quinnipiac defeats Harvard
Championship game: Quinnipiac defeats St. Lawrence
Hockey East
Semifinal #2: Vermont defeats Massachusetts-Lowell
Semifinal #1: Boston University defeats New Hampshire
Championship game: Boston University defeats Vermont
NCHC
Semifinal #2: Denver defeats Miami
Semifinal #1: North Dakota defeats St. Cloud State
Consolation game: St. Cloud State defeats Miami
Championship game: Denver defeats North Dakota
WCHA
Semifinal #2: Michigan Tech defeats Bowling Green
Semifinal #1: Ferris State defeats Minnesota State
Championship game: Michigan Tech defeats Ferris State

Bracket:

Fargo: #1 North Dakota vs. Robert Morris, #6 UMD vs. #12 MN
South Bend: #2 Mankato vs. Michigan St., #7 Miami vs. #10 BC
Providence: #3 Denver vs. #13 Providence, #8 UNO vs. #9 Quinnipiac
Manchester: #4 BU vs. #14 Bowling Green, #5 Michigan Tech vs #11 SCSU

<3_Blizzard
03-17-2015, 09:13 PM
1. North Dakota
2. Minnesota State
3. Michigan Tech
4. Boston University
5. Denver
6. Minnesota-Duluth
7. Miami
8t. Nebraska-Omaha
8t. St. Cloud State
10. Quinnipiac
11. Boston College
12. Minnesota
13. Providence
14. Bowling Green
15. Michigan
16. Robert Morris


Your Picks
Atlantic Hockey

Semifinal #2: RIT defeats Canisius
Semifinal #1: Robert Morris defeats Mercyhurst
Championship game: Robert Morris defeats RIT

Big Ten

Play-in #2: Michigan defeats Wisconsin
Play-in #1: Penn State defeats Ohio State
Semifinal #2: Michigan defeats Michigan State
Semifinal #1: Minnesota defeats Penn State
Championship game: Michigan defeats Minnesota

ECAC

Semifinal #2: Colgate defeats St. Lawrence
Semifinal #1: Quinnipiac defeats Harvard
Championship game: Quinnipiac defeats Colgate

Hockey East

Semifinal #2: Massachusetts-Lowell defeats Vermont
Semifinal #1: Boston University defeats New Hampshire
Championship game: Boston University defeats Massachusetts-Lowell

NCHC

Semifinal #2: Denver defeats Miami
Semifinal #1: North Dakota defeats St. Cloud State
Consolation game: St. Cloud State defeats Miami
Championship game: North Dakota defeats Denver

WCHA

Semifinal #2: Michigan Tech defeats Bowling Green
Semifinal #1: Minnesota State defeats Ferris State
Championship game: Michigan Tech defeats Minnesota State

Fargo:
1. North Dakota
2. Nebraska-Omaha
3. St. Cloud St.
4. Robert Morris

South Bend:
1. Minnesota State
2. Miami
3. Minnesota
4. Michigan

Providence:
1. Michigan Tech
2. Minnesota-Duluth
3. Boston College
4. Providence

Manchester:
1. Boston University
2. Denver
3. Quinnipiac
4. Bowling Green

The Rube
03-17-2015, 10:05 PM
MN beats MTU on the 40th Anniversary. VENGEANCE!!!!!!!! :mad::mad::mad: (c) Scooby

mcfarljd
03-18-2015, 04:09 PM
Your Picks
Atlantic Hockey
Semifinal #2: RIT defeats Canisius
Semifinal #1: Robert Morris defeats Mercyhurst
Championship game: Robert Morris defeats RIT
Big Ten
Play-in #2: Michigan defeats Wisconsin
Play-in #1: Ohio State defeats Penn State
Semifinal #2: Michigan State defeats Michigan
Semifinal #1: Minnesota defeats Ohio State
Championship game: Minnesota defeats Michigan State
ECAC
Semifinal #2: St. Lawrence defeats Colgate
Semifinal #1: Quinnipiac defeats Harvard
Championship game: Quinnipiac defeats St. Lawrence
Hockey East
Semifinal #2: Vermont defeats Massachusetts-Lowell
Semifinal #1: Boston University defeats New Hampshire
Championship game: Boston University defeats Vermont
NCHC
Semifinal #2: Miami defeats Denver
Semifinal #1: North Dakota defeats St. Cloud State
Consolation game: St. Cloud State defeats Denver
Championship game: Miami defeats North Dakota
WCHA
Semifinal #2: Michigan Tech defeats Bowling Green
Semifinal #1: Minnesota State defeats Ferris State
Championship game: Michigan Tech defeats Minnesota State


Read more: http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-predictor/#ixzz3UlzGVxZU

Fargo
North Dakota v Robert Morris
UNO v Minnesota

South Bend
Minnesota state Mankato v Vermont
Miami v Quinnipiac

Manchester
Boston u v bowling green
Denver v st cloud

Providence
Michigan tech v providence
Duluth v Boston c

1 North Dakota
2 Mankato
3 MichIgan tech
4 Boston u
5 Miami
6 Duluth
7 Denver
8 uno
9t Quinnipiac
9t Minnesota
11 scsu
12 Boston c
13 bg
14 providence
15 Vermont
*16 Robert Morris

Priceless
03-18-2015, 10:43 PM
Your PairWise Rankings
Rank Team
1 North Dakota
2 Minnesota State
3 Denver
4 Boston University
5 Michigan Tech
6 Minnesota-Duluth
7 Miami
8 Nebraska-Omaha
9 Harvard
10 Boston College
11 Minnesota
12t Quinnipiac
12t Providence
14 Bowling Green
20t Robert Morris
27 Michigan State
http://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-predictor/pwp_550a431813171/

Fargo
#1 North Dakota vs Robert Morris
Omaha vs Minnesota

South Bend
#2 Mankato vs Michigan State
Miami vs Harvard

Providence
#3 Denver vs Providence
Duluth vs Boston C

Manchester
#4 Boston U vs Bowling Green
Michigan Tech vs Quinnipiac

MagnessMan
03-23-2015, 11:15 AM
Holy smokes! My predictions were WAY off. Interesting that nobody had the 1/2 spots right.

Priceless
03-23-2015, 11:22 AM
Scores will be up as soon as I can get to them. I've been under the weather since yesterday.

mcfarljd
04-05-2015, 03:38 PM
This is suspenseful

Priceless
04-05-2015, 04:27 PM
This is suspenseful

Sorry. I've been stricken with horrendous headaches which make concentrating on anything impossible. I had 31 botox injections to help with the headaches in the long term but for now I'm spending most of my time in bed trying to sleep through these headaches. I'll do my best to get this done this week.