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uaafanblog
01-18-2011, 05:43 PM
College Hockey News reports that the NCAA selection committee has reverted to a previous standard with regard to calculating TUC's as it relates to the Pairwise rankings. They detail the changes here (http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2011/01/18_committee_tweaks_pairwise.php). And show the currentest Pairwise results here. (http://www.collegehockeynews.com/ratings/).

There are now 34 Pairwise-eligible teams. Let the *****ing begin.

Puck Swami
01-18-2011, 05:51 PM
Interesting development. Would be interesting to know why the change after 5 years of the previous version as well as why the change in January instead of the off-season.

bronconick
01-18-2011, 05:55 PM
Huh.

*creeps out without complaint*

Carmine Scarpaglia
01-18-2011, 06:03 PM
Whoa.

edit - I really would love to see bonuses brought back into the picture to boost teams that take on a tough schedule out of conference and especially on the road.

Carmine Scarpaglia
01-18-2011, 06:10 PM
why the change in January instead of the off-season.

This is definitely the strangest part IMO.

komey1
01-18-2011, 06:17 PM
One thing this will certainly do is put the AHA teams in play for the record against TUCs a lot easier. While right now, only Robert Morris is above the line - but Niagara and RIT are on that cusp.

Under the old system, it was possible that an AHA team would make an at-large by being at an RPI ranking around 14 or so. The record against TUCs would be invalid, and in most cases, head to head would be minimal. So it would come down to common opponents. Now it's likely that there will be at least 2 AHA teams as TUCs when everything is said and done.

Personally, the TUC line was fine to me, as it should be the best half of the league at the very least, not 60+%.

Carmine Scarpaglia
01-18-2011, 06:23 PM
Personally, the TUC line was fine to me, as it should be the best half of the league at the very least, not 60+%.

Yea 34 of 58 teams being TUCs sounds kind of ridiculous. Of course I know that is all subject to change but I liked top 25 capped off like that.

uaafanblog
01-18-2011, 06:40 PM
As a an unofficial quasi-representative of the current #27 Pairwise team I just want to say to #26 thru #34 .. "See ya ..." It's been lovely for this short time to be in your presence at this end of the table but we'll be moving up shortly. Best of luck to each of you.

vizoroo
01-18-2011, 06:57 PM
Is the Committe embarassed that the current #1 teams has to throw out so many wins because of the "cupcakedness" of its schedule? Is this an attempt to remove some of the "*"s from the rpi?

Onion Man
01-18-2011, 07:02 PM
They did this midseason? How is that possible?

goblue78
01-18-2011, 07:20 PM
Is the Committe embarassed that the current #1 teams has to throw out so many wins because of the "cupcakedness" of its schedule? Is this an attempt to remove some of the "*"s from the rpi?

I would note that, currently, Yale would still lead the RPI even with the removed games included, although its lead over UND would shrink from 0.0241 to 0.0185.

Dirty
01-18-2011, 07:27 PM
They did this midseason? How is that possible?

Are you new here? Since when does the NCAA have to follow their own rules and standards?

Onion Man
01-18-2011, 07:29 PM
Are you new here? Since when does the NCAA have to follow their own rules and standards?

Are you new here? When does the NCAA have standards? ;0)

Federal League
01-18-2011, 07:30 PM
TUCs are stupid anyways. They should've just gotten rid of it altogether and switched to KRACH.

IrishHockeyFan
01-18-2011, 07:46 PM
TUCs are stupid anyways. They should've just gotten rid of it altogether and switched to KRACH.

I'm surprised that it took 13 replies to get to this opinion!

LTsatch
01-18-2011, 08:29 PM
They did this midseason? How is that possible?

It's a Yale* plot, I'm surprised you haven't come up with that conspiracy theory yet.;)

Slasher7
01-19-2011, 07:36 AM
I wonder if they did make this change during the summer and just announced it now. Seems strange even for the NCAA to change midseason. PWR looks much different today than it did yesterday morning with these changes.

JF_Gophers
01-19-2011, 07:42 AM
The article has no source (not even a "i talked to someone close to the situation"). How do they know the system has changed?

Also, while PWR does accurately predict participating teams, I didn't think the committee actually used it. They may use similar criteria, but I've never seen them say "this is the system we use".

FlagDUDE08
01-19-2011, 07:54 AM
The article has no source (not even a "i talked to someone close to the situation"). How do they know the system has changed?

Also, while PWR does accurately predict participating teams, I didn't think the committee actually used it. They may use similar criteria, but I've never seen them say "this is the system we use".

If they told us what they used, we wouldn't have the joys of the annual "My team got screwed" thread. :eek: Not to mention, the actual system is probably so awful that there would be so much press, causing the suits to blush.

Dirty
01-19-2011, 08:19 AM
If they told us what they used, we wouldn't have the joys of the annual "My team got screwed" thread. :eek: Not to mention, the actual system is probably so awful that there would be so much press, causing the suits to blush.

It'll be funny when Yale doesn't make the tournament this year! Every Yale fan will start their own personal thread!