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BC/HE
04-05-2010, 07:17 PM
http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/031710aaa.html

Opened April 1 and runs until June 1. 2010

bgbill1
04-06-2010, 01:36 PM
Did anyone else find the application process too easy?

waterlover
04-13-2010, 10:38 PM
Did anyone else find the application process too easy?

Is anyone else concerned that at no time during the application process it confirmed your priority? (or did I do it wrong?) How do you know that it actually credited you for prior years?

alfablue
04-14-2010, 09:50 AM
Is anyone else concerned that at no time during the application process it confirmed your priority? (or did I do it wrong?) How do you know that it actually credited you for prior years?

We were wondering that, too- normally get a letter with our priority number in it, so that we've gotten credit for the past. I'll be really mad that we've kept this up just for it to be totally random for the next few years.

Anyone else gotten an e-mail or letter from the NCAA?

Slasher7
04-14-2010, 10:10 AM
We were wondering that, too- normally get a letter with our priority number in it, so that we've gotten credit for the past. I'll be really mad that we've kept this up just for it to be totally random for the next few years.

Anyone else gotten an e-mail or letter from the NCAA?

I got an email on 3/31 from the NCAA regarding the St. Paul FF

jcarter7669
04-14-2010, 10:13 AM
I got an email on 3/31 from the NCAA regarding the St. Paul FF

Did it tell you there would be an enforced restraining order on you and you would no longer be allowed at any NCAA sanctioned events ever again?

Slasher7
04-14-2010, 10:15 AM
Did it tell you there would be an enforced restraining order on you and you would no longer be allowed at any NCAA sanctioned events ever again?

No, it told me to make sure I wash my hands after meeting any Vermont fans to prevent the spread of disease. Fortunately, there are never any Vermont fans at the Frozen Four so its moot.

alfablue
04-14-2010, 11:35 AM
FYI- I just called the NCAA for the orders, and they are going by applicant name, so make sure that your order is by the person who has done it in the past.

And I'm glad I checked, since it's in Mrs. Alfa's name.

Bill
04-14-2010, 11:46 AM
FYI- I just called the NCAA for the orders, and they are going by applicant name, so make sure that your order is by the person who has done it in the past.

And I'm glad I checked, since it's in Mrs. Alfa's name.

Yah, the NCAA is awful picky about that. I'm one less than the highest priority number and it's not because I missed attending a year. It's because my sister ordered our block of 4 tickets one year (the last time it was in Providence). This was before the priority system was established and the NCAA went back retroactively to record who had purchased tickets. Despite the fact they had her on record as having purchased the tickets, they wouldn't bump up my/our priority to the max even though we attended every year and could prove it to them. But it's not worth losing sleep over, so I just make sure I'm the one ordering tickets each year.

Brewmaster
04-14-2010, 12:35 PM
Did not get an email or any alert that tix were now onsale, but went through the NCAA website to put my order in.

While I found the new process a tad clunky, the most disturbing thing was not seeing a priority number or any reference to my prior relationship during the confirmation process. However, once I got confirmation, I called customer service and they confirmed my priority number.

Given the lousy seats they gave many of us "priority" folks in Detroit, they better not only give us tickets, but free food, drinks, and a ride to and from the X. ;)

BC/HE
04-22-2010, 07:30 PM
Since it is the offseason this thread should be on page 1 as a reminder to those hoping to get in next year. Because of the location tickets should be more difficult than usual to obtain. Does anyone know the recent cut off points for priority numbers to get in on the first phase before the lottery process? Forget Detroit. What was it for Washington or Denver?

bsaeagle64
04-23-2010, 07:22 AM
Since it is the offseason this thread should be on page 1 as a reminder to those hoping to get in next year. Because of the location tickets should be more difficult than usual to obtain. Does anyone know the recent cut off points for priority numbers to get in on the first phase before the lottery process? Forget Detroit. What was it for Washington or Denver?

I have the print out here at work. It states that "From the allotment of tickets available to the general public, approximately half of the tickets will be held for priority ticket applicants (those who have previously purchased tickets, beginning with the 1997 men's Frozen Four in Milwaukee). The remaining tickets will be available through a random selection process, to those applying for the first time."

Slasher7
04-23-2010, 08:09 AM
Process wasn't too bad this time. I think I'm up to priority 11 now

pgb-ohio
04-23-2010, 09:39 AM
Since it is the offseason this thread should be on page 1 as a reminder to those hoping to get in next year. Because of the location tickets should be more difficult than usual to obtain. Does anyone know the recent cut off points for priority numbers to get in on the first phase before the lottery process? Forget Detroit. What was it for Washington or Denver?Over the years we've referred to this as the bubble level. The NCAA doesn't release this information. I've ventured educated guesses over the years:

Denver: Level 3 of 11
DC: Level 4 of 12
Detroit: None; All Applicants in the Public Lottery got tickets

Remember that everyone at levels above the bubble get tickets in the Priority Lottery. Everyone below the bubble is entered in the General Lottery. The cut point comes somewhere within the bubble level.

I know that you're fully familiar with how the lottery works. The last paragraph was for the benefit of newcomers...

Slasher7
04-23-2010, 10:12 AM
Over the years we've referred to this as the bubble level. The NCAA doesn't release this information. I've ventured educated guesses over the years:

Denver: Level 3 of 11
DC: Level 4 of 12
Detroit: None; All Applicants in the Public Lottery got tickets

Remember that everyone at levels above the bubble get tickets in the Priority Lottery. Everyone below the bubble is entered in the General Lottery. The cut point comes somewhere within the bubble level.

I know that you're fully familiar with how the lottery works. The last paragraph was for the benefit of newcomers...

So is the logical guess that the 'bubble level' will be somewhere around 6 or 7 for St. Paul?

pgb-ohio
04-23-2010, 11:51 AM
So is the logical guess that the 'bubble level' will be somewhere around 6 or 7 for St. Paul?Yes, that's exactly what I would expect. I also think that competition in General Lottery will be the most difficult in years, so being above the bubble level in 2011 will be of considerable value.

Slasher7
04-23-2010, 01:14 PM
Yes, that's exactly what I would expect. I also think that competition in General Lottery will be the most difficult in years, so being above the bubble level in 2011 will be of considerable value.

Can you imagine how competitive the tickets will be if Minnesota, North Dakota, and two other midwest schools made it a la 2005?

CLS
04-23-2010, 01:38 PM
Can you imagine how competitive the tickets will be if Minnesota, North Dakota, and two other midwest schools made it a la 2005?But you don't know who the participants will be when you enter the lottery. You're right, though, because the secondary market should be better than the last few, and if the teams you mention are there, it will be very good. So there will be very few high priority people who will sit this one out.

Slasher7
04-23-2010, 02:34 PM
But you don't know who the participants will be when you enter the lottery. You're right, though, because the secondary market should be better than the last few, and if the teams you mention are there, it will be very good. So there will be very few high priority people who will sit this one out.

Yeah, I guess you're right. 2002 was a tough ticket, I remember that one. The only tougher ticket was 1998 in Boston.

BC/HE
05-02-2010, 02:55 PM
Past the midpoint in applying for next years Frozen 4. Less than 1 month to go.