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gopheritall
03-17-2012, 11:58 PM
Maine and Duluth playing split-squad in the NCAAs? :eek:

Hey, it could be fun.
Denver made it in without a seed # too! ;)

J.D.
03-17-2012, 11:59 PM
Seems to be a lot more possible scenarios than in years past. Pretty sure a lot of people nailed last year's bracket rather easily. This is gonna be an interesting selection show...

mookie1995
03-17-2012, 11:59 PM
I'm afraid you are going to get lots of comments on this one...

nobody is expecting anythin from miami (oh) and the chiefs anyhows :p

dggoddard
03-18-2012, 12:00 AM
Still not in their best interest to have the hosts take it on the chin.You fill in the application to host a Regional and you take your chances.

mookie1995
03-18-2012, 12:01 AM
Seems to be a lot more possible scenarios than in years past. Pretty sure a lot of people nailed last year's bracket rather easily. This is gonna be an interesting selection show...

i think moy went to bed... :p he'll post something at 1215p tomorrow and tell us how he nailed it! :D

joen05
03-18-2012, 12:01 AM
I'm afraid you are going to get lots of comments on this one...

i was just about to, now i don't feel the need to. :-P

Priceless
03-18-2012, 12:03 AM
I just got in from the game (and trying to catch a cab...a Boston cab) so this may have already been posted:


Bridgeport Worcester St. Paul Green Bay
Union Boston C Michigan No Dakota
Ferris St Duluth Minnesota Miami
Lowell Maine Boston U Denver
Mich State Air Force Cornell W Mich

That's my first crack. If the committee values attendance more, switch Lowell and Maine.

Numbers
03-18-2012, 12:04 AM
Seems to be a lot more possible scenarios than in years past. Pretty sure a lot of people nailed last year's bracket rather easily. This is gonna be an interesting selection show...

Very well put, JD. So much depends on what piece of the puzzle the committee starts with. We can only guess at that, and then argue that "my guess is better than yours..."

The factors to me:
1) What does 'preserving bracket integrity really mean?" i.e. 1-x-9-16 or 8-9.
2) When they place the #1 band, do they go strictly by geography, or do they look ahead to the #2 band.
3) When they do the #2s, do they say, "OK, Minn to St Paul. they are off the table. Now, BC gets whoever is lowest left..." Or, is there another way.
4) When they place the #3s, is there a real difference between BU and Maine? If so, who goes east?

Other factors, too????

TheEagle
03-18-2012, 12:05 AM
Worcester, MA
1). BC vs 16). Air Force
7). UMD vs 9). BU

ST Paul, MN
2). MI vs 13). Cornell
8). MN vs 10). Maine

Bridgeport, CT
3). Union vs 14). W. Michigan
6). Ferris State vs 11). DU

Green Bay, WI
4). UND vs. 15). Mich State
5). Miami vs 12). UM-Lowell

This is pretty much how I see it also. North Dakota and Michigan will bring similar attendance numbers to Green Bay, and St. Paul will be fine without North Dakota because Minnesota is in. I don't see the need to mess with the bracket integrity by moving Michigan and North Dakota.

MagnessMan
03-18-2012, 12:10 AM
i think moy went to bed... :p he'll post something at 1215p tomorrow and tell us how he nailed it! :D

This is the funniest thing posted on this very serious thread. Moy bashing. :D

J.D.
03-18-2012, 12:11 AM
OMG

Priceless agrees with my bracket!!!

mookie1995
03-18-2012, 12:15 AM
This is pretty much how I see it also. North Dakota and Michigan will bring similar attendance numbers to Green Bay, and St. Paul will be fine without North Dakota because Minnesota is in. I don't see the need to mess with the bracket integrity by moving Michigan and North Dakota.

yeah.. though i can see also flipping bu and maine too with this set up.

i like to see as many first round games that have the seeds = 17 and regions =34 as possible. 'rewarding' michigan (2) with the (8) here helps [even though the closer trip for them is green bay, and sioux's st paul].

gopheritall
03-18-2012, 12:18 AM
I'm glad the Gophers are back in the tournament. I will take whatever matchup we get. Maine or BU? Bring 'em on. The Whioux or Michigan? As long as we get to Sunday, who cares?

TheEagle
03-18-2012, 12:18 AM
yeah.. though i can see also flipping bu and maine too with this set up.

I agree. That's the one difference I'd have.

4four4
03-18-2012, 12:25 AM
Moy's Brackets (http://www.uscho.com/bracketology/2012/03/17/our-final-prediction-for-the-2012-ncaa-tournament/)

He always seems to be close.

Numbers
03-18-2012, 12:28 AM
I am looking a little more in depth at the #4 seeds. When you look at the actual comparisons, it seems to me you find that :
1) Cornell and WMU are very close to each other(, and to Lowell also as far as that goes).
2) There is a big difference between WMU and MSU. I mean WMU has the edge by a significant amount.
3) There is also a big jump from MSU to Air Force.

What this all means is:
Whatever happens with the top of the bracket, at the bottom, it needs to be matched up BC/AFA; Mich/Cornell; Union/MSU; UND/WMU because the #3 overall should have a lower ranked opponent than the #4 overall, and here, MSU is measurably lower than WMU. I know it makes a 3-way swap to avoid Mich v CCHA, but it is the right thing here.

MagnessMan
03-18-2012, 12:30 AM
Moy's Brackets (http://www.uscho.com/bracketology/2012/03/17/our-final-prediction-for-the-2012-ncaa-tournament/)

He always seems to be close.

Looks like this. Exactly the same as CHN.

West Regional (St. Paul, Minn.):
14 Western Michigan vs. 4 North Dakota
9 Boston University vs. 8 Minnesota

Midwest Regional (Green Bay, Wis.):
13 Cornell vs. 2 Michigan
11 Denver vs. 6 Ferris State

East Regional (Bridgeport, Conn.):
15 Michigan State vs. 3 Union
12 Massachusetts-Lowell vs. 5 Miami

Northeast Regional (Worcester, Mass.):
16 Air Force vs. 1 Boston College
10 Maine vs. 7 Minnesota-Duluth

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/bracketology/2012/03/17/our-final-prediction-for-the-2012-ncaa-tournament/#ixzz1pRJZ9SLU

DaveStPaul
03-18-2012, 12:32 AM
Moy's Brackets (http://www.uscho.com/bracketology/2012/03/17/our-final-prediction-for-the-2012-ncaa-tournament/)

Cue the western wails of "BRACKET OF DEATH" in Saint Paul. Boo hoo hoo! :D

Fighting Sioux 23
03-18-2012, 12:36 AM
College Hockey Weekly has their Bracketology up...

http://www.collegehockeyweekly.com/Current_Pairwise.html

Less than 12 hours until we know exactly what the tournament looks like...

gopheritall
03-18-2012, 12:41 AM
College Hockey Weekly has their Bracketology up...

http://www.collegehockeyweekly.com/Current_Pairwise.html

Less than 12 hours until we know exactly what the tournament looks like...
Battle of the predictions. Moy vs CHW...

College Hockey News pipes in...

CHN Prediction by Adam Wodon (http://www.collegehockeynews.com/news/2012/03/17_bracket_abcs_final_projection.php)


Worcester
1. Boston College vs. 16. Air Force
7. Minnesota-Duluth vs. 9. Boston University

Green Bay
2. Michigan vs. 13. Cornell
6. Ferris State vs. 11. Denver

Bridgeport
3. Union vs. 14. Western Michigan
5. Miami vs. 12. Lowell

St. Paul
4. North Dakota vs. 15. Michigan State
8. Minnesota vs. 10. Maine