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Speed Kills
03-17-2018, 11:18 PM
My apologies if I missed this, but...is there no selection show on tv tomorrow? Haven’t seen anything advertised or in my guide.

ESPNU at noon Eastern time.

ticapnews
03-17-2018, 11:25 PM
Penn State is hosting in Allentown.

The other threes are
9 Northeastern
10 Clarkson
12 Duluth

Would the committee make either NE or Ck go west while forcing Duluth to go all the way to the east coast? Assuming they won't do that, the only question among the two seeds is where to send Providence and Mankato. If the NCAA wanted an attendance juggernaut in Worcester, they can put Cornell v BU and PC vs Ck there and move Mk to Allentown.

If the NCAA switches UMD and one of the eastern schools, all bets are off.

joecct
03-17-2018, 11:26 PM
the PWC: https://goo.gl/pbrCma
1. SCSU v 16. USAFA -- 8.Mich v 9. Northeastern
2. ND v 15. MTU -- 7. Prov v 10. CCT
3 Cornell v 14. Princeton -- 6. MSU-M v 11. PSU
4. tOSU v 13. BU -- 5. DU v 12. UMD

Flip BU and Princeton and Penn State and UMD
So the Brackets could be

Sioux Falls: SCSU v USAFA -- Mich v Northeastern
Allentown: tOSU v Princeton -- DU v PSU (host)
Bridgeport: ND v MTU -- Providence v CCT
Worcester: Cornell v BU -- MSU-M v UMD

ticapnews
03-17-2018, 11:26 PM
Who needs a selection show? We have this thread :p

joecct
03-17-2018, 11:30 PM
Who needs a selection show? We have this thread :p

And no Barry Melrose.

ticapnews
03-17-2018, 11:40 PM
Sioux Falls: SCSU v USAFA -- Mich v Northeastern
Allentown: tOSU v Princeton -- DU v PSU (host)
Bridgeport: ND v MTU -- Providence v CCT
Worcester: Cornell v BU -- MSU-M v UMD

I don't like those brackets because
You're rewarding OSU and penalizing ND
Having two Minnesota schools play in Worcester
Sending Northeastern to Sioux Falls.

But those brackets might be the brackets chosen by the committee.

After all, a flight is a flight (no matter what my travel agent says) and both ND and OSU have to fly; and bracket integrity dictates the other switches. We'll see in a little over 12 hours.

J.D.
03-17-2018, 11:44 PM
Allentown:

1. Notre Dame
2. Providence
3. Penn State
4. Michigan Tech

Sioux Falls:

1. St. Cloud State
2. Michigan
3. Minnesota-Duluth
4. Air Force

Bridgeport:

1. Ohio State
2. Denver
3. Clarkson
4. Princeton

Worcester:

1. Cornell
2. Minnesota State
3. Northeastern
4. Boston University

Bracket integrity is intact for the QF round. Only question I have is if they will mess with that and make a switch like Providence for Denver.

scoreboard
03-17-2018, 11:55 PM
Sioux Falls
St. Cloud / Air Force
Michigan / Northeastern

Allentown
Notre Dame / Michigan Tech
Denver / Penn State

Worcester
Cornell / BU
Minnesota St. / UMD

Bridgeport
Ohio St / Princeton
Providence / Clarkson

J.D.
03-17-2018, 11:56 PM
I just can't see them doing Duluth vs Mankato in Worcester when they have other options

scoreboard
03-18-2018, 12:06 AM
I just can't see them doing Duluth vs Mankato in Worcester when they have other options

I suppose they could flip the Michigan / Northeastern and Minnesota State / UMD games in the bracket I did.

Both brackets would be regionally very heavy and help any attendance concerns.

Tipsy McStagger
03-18-2018, 12:11 AM
SCSU and Denver are among the top 6 to 8 teams, but to call them the two best is pretty bold. I think that Notre Dame, Cornell, Ohio State, Minnesota State, Clarkson, Providence, Michigan, and Northeastern are all right up there with Denver and SCSU.

You are the clown that started the big ten greater than NCHC thread. St cloud or Denver will win it

Tipsy McStagger
03-18-2018, 12:14 AM
Duluth is only about as good as Minnesota or North Dakota this year. They've had their moments here and there but they've been very inconsistent. They might win a game, but out of the entire field of 16 I see them as one of the least capable teams of winning a national championship. We'll find out a week from now.
This is insane

Speed Kills
03-18-2018, 12:17 AM
You are the clown that started the big ten greater than NCHC thread. St cloud or Denver will win it

The Big Ten is clearly superior to the NCHC this year. Four out of seven teams are in the tournament vs. three out of eight. GTFO with your absurd opinion of the NCHC being better. I'll concede that they were last year, but not anymore.

Craig P.
03-18-2018, 12:17 AM
You're rewarding OSU and penalizing ND

In return for the shorter trip, OSU is looking at potentially playing a virtual road game against PSU, though it would require an upset by seeding (and in past years, the cmte was more willing to ignore undesirable matchups if they required an upset).


Having two Minnesota schools play in Worcester

More than made up for by having Cornell vs. BU there.

Speed Kills
03-18-2018, 12:19 AM
This is insane

If that was so insane then please tell me whey those three schools are so close to each other in the PWR. No matter how much it angers you, the fact of the matter is that I'm not wrong. Duluth is basically the same caliber team as North Dakota and Minnesota.

Tipsy McStagger
03-18-2018, 12:20 AM
The Big Ten is clearly superior to the NCHC this year. Four out of seven teams are in the tournament vs. three out of eight. GTFO with your absurd opinion of the NCHC being better. I'll concede that they were last year, but not anymore.

Find out next week. I feel good about it

Tipsy McStagger
03-18-2018, 12:21 AM
If that was so insane then please tell me whey those three schools are so close to each other in the PWR. No matter how much it angers you, the fact of the matter is that I'm not wrong. Duluth is basically the same caliber team as North Dakota and Minnesota.
Duluth team was super young and they finish the season hotter than any other team in college hockey so we'll see if they're on the level of Minnesota or North Dakota oh wait they actually made the tournament

ticapnews
03-18-2018, 12:21 AM
More than made up for by having Cornell vs. BU there.

It's not an attendance thing, it's the idea of two teams from Minnesota flying across the country to play each other in Massachusetts. It doesn't feel right.

J.D.
03-18-2018, 12:25 AM
More than made up for by having Cornell vs. BU there.

But you can do even better by getting NU there without sacrificing QF bracket integrity. And in turn you have a 2nd team from Minnesota in Sioux Falls. I could be wrong but I always thought committee was more concerned with QF integrity rather than overall 1-16 integrity.

scoreboard
03-18-2018, 12:28 AM
It's not an attendance thing, it's the idea of two teams from Minnesota flying across the country to play each other in Massachusetts. It doesn't feel right.

Maine and New Hampshire played for the National Championship in Anaheim, California .... Talk about not feeling right. :)