Hockey East had a very down year OOC; as a whole they were .500, but that included a dismal 0-10-1 against the B1G and 7-14-1 against the NCHC. Other teams in Hockey East doing a bit better out of conference would have helped BC's case, certainly, but considering the 13-16 seeds in the tournament were all autobids, maybe not that much. Honestly, BC just needed to win two more games over the course of the year - pretty much any two losses flipped to wins gets them above 12th in the PWR, out of conference or not. No one single game does it, though.
Last edited by FiveHole12; 04-10-2018 at 06:18 AM.
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Now, plain fact, your team went 2-8-3 in non-conf... 2 of those was in the playoffs against Merrimack. Less the two beanpot losses (even though that was Harvard) puts you at 0-6-3.
That well neutralizes your 6 point lead on third place. Also, getting a share of a title in a previous year is nonsense.
Guess what, these things happen in all the other sports that aren’t basketball. It only works that way in basketball because the game better expresses differential in ability. Soccer, baseball, they all have same or similar issues.
And when else are you going to show you’re any good against the rest of the nation. I mean, a late season non conf tilt would be interesting but it isn’t going to happen.
Fact is, they played like crap when it counted. My team sucked all year. It happens. It’s hard to be “equitable” when every year seven teams finishes with a 22-16 record each year. Ok, so it looks weird not to send what one could think of as a standard bearer but you didn’t meet that standard. You did excellent in one and failed the other. Frankly if league play were everything then Atlantic hockey has been getting the raw deal... but we know that’s not true. If they go 30-7 but lose in the semis they just had a nice year and don’t play in the NCAAs.
Frankly, carping about the math when it’s the only way we have to figure things out other than “some guy likes what he saw” is annoying. I’ve been in the “they’ll turn it around tomorrow” thing with my team all season. The last time they missed it was the same problem... got good too late, not enough.
You didn’t prove yourself to be better. Thems the breaks, kid. Sure the optics are a little odd, but that’s on you.
The format of posting of Fan form is hard to get used to. Not like Facebook. I reply and go back and do not see my answer. Then it later appears in an answer to the person who is “yellowed” with my reply below. Hence “many postings “ of same conversations with one person. Just a confusing system for me. Never saw anything like it before. SORRY FOR REPEATS!
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1. Contact Hockey East and get the league to award their automatic bid to the regular season champion and not the tournament champion; or
2. Contact the NCAA and get them to change how autobids are awarded, so regular season champions get one if they don't win their league tournament.
I wish you well in your efforts.
Last edited by Sean Pickett; 04-13-2018 at 03:49 PM.
Honestly: it’s fine.
Yeah, we can quibble over RPI vs KRACH vs whatever, but the system does what it needs to do: make it about wins and losses.
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