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    Quote Originally Posted by GB Puck Fan View Post
    The NCAA, by virtue of what its members want, runs tournaments of conference championship teams, with other teams added in to fill out the field. There is no claim that it is the best X number of teams in the field. Never has been. Presumably, the schools like this because it is in place and gives all of them Ė except for a few independents - an equal shot at getting to the National tournament.

    Schools such as Saint Norbert like this. In most sports, the Midwest conference may not be strong enough to get an at-large bid to the field. But as a conference member it knows it has that opportunity

    The problem for hockey and also for football is that there are too few, seemingly, at large beds available. Moreso in football, where the 6.5:1 ratio isnít followed. The upshot? Win your conference tournament or worry.

    And given SNCís season, I think it has to win the Harris Cup or it will stay home. It happens. Does seem odd after the league got three bids last year, but so be it.

    Maybe we need a NASCAR-style champions spot!
    Good post, but to take this discussion to its logical extreme, 66% of the D-3 NC tournament field could possibly be composed of teams that have absolutely no business being in it. I find that ridiculous.

    Being realistic, I do concede that the tournament AQ's are not going away for a small number of highly suspect "reasons"... All I can possibly hope-for is that one fine day when/if simple logic prevails, at least they'll be handed-out to RS conference winners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman'81 View Post
    Good post, but to take this discussion to its logical extreme, 66% of the D-3 NC tournament field could possibly be composed of teams that have absolutely no business being in it. I find that ridiculous.

    Being realistic, I do concede that the tournament AQ's are not going away for a small number of highly suspect "reasons"... All I can possibly hope-for is that one fine day when/if simple logic prevails, at least they'll be handed-out to RS conference winners.
    What is "suspect"? The conference want their tournament champion in the NCAA tournament. It's 100% their choice. I understand the money issue at the Div I level for having a tournament (even the Ivy League finally caved!), but at the Div III level, they don't do that for the revenue so why do you think they've chosen the tournament champion over their regular season champ? Clearly, each conference has decided in their own eyes that the conference tournament is more important to them than the national one.
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    What is "suspect"? The conference want their tournament champion in the NCAA tournament. It's 100% their choice. I understand the money issue at the Div I level for having a tournament (even the Ivy League finally caved!), but at the Div III level, they don't do that for the revenue so why do you think they've chosen the tournament champion over their regular season champ? Clearly, each conference has decided in their own eyes that the conference tournament is more important to them than the national one.
    The NCHA is clearly making bank off of 500 people paying $10 to get into Arrington for the Harris Cup final every year. And think of the youtube ad revenue generated by the 300 fans watching the live stream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Coughlin View Post
    The NCHA is clearly making bank off of 500 people paying $10 to get into Arrington for the Harris Cup final every year. And think of the youtube ad revenue generated by the 300 fans watching the live stream.
    I doubt they make enough to cover the travel for the teams and officials during the tournament. They are recouping some of their costs, but probably not all of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spwood View Post
    What is "suspect"? The conference want their tournament champion in the NCAA tournament. It's 100% their choice. I understand the money issue at the Div I level for having a tournament (even the Ivy League finally caved!), but at the Div III level, they don't do that for the revenue so why do you think they've chosen the tournament champion over their regular season champ? Clearly, each conference has decided in their own eyes that the conference tournament is more important to them than the national one.
    I was referring to the AQ's awarded to weak-sister conferences... Such as the UCHC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman'81 View Post
    I was referring to the AQ's awarded to weak-sister conferences... Such as the UCHC.
    But using D1 hoops as the example: thatís exactly why people love March Madness.

    Pick the top 64/68 basketball teams and maybe the Horizon, MEAC, Big South, etc champions donít make the field. But Florida Gulf Coast, or Loyola, make a run to the Sweet 16 or farther and everyone goes Gaga. But they need the access in order to do that.

    The UCHC gets a bid because - at some level - all conferences are created equal. Or at least start that way. Last year, the NCHA got three bids because it was deemed a stronger lead.

    Yes, I concede the regular season winner may make more sense. I understand that argument. But you still get a UCHC team in the field. And clearly the schools wasnít that because itís that way for every team sport but FBS football.

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    Re: Anyone going to attempt to publish a PairWise ranking for D III?

    Assuming USCHO is calculating the PWR correctly
    CURRENT At-Large teams
    Stevens Point
    Eau Claire
    Oswego
    Norwich

    Outside looking in:
    Adiran or St.Norbert (8 & 9 in the PWR)
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Assuming USCHO is calculating the PWR correctly
    CURRENT At-Large teams
    Stevens Point
    Eau Claire
    Oswego
    Norwich

    Outside looking in:
    Adiran or St.Norbert (8 & 9 in the PWR)
    Hobart (#10)
    This result holds, Oswego could drop below Eau Claire and Norwich.

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    Looks like there's a new number one as of this moment...
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    Re: Anyone going to attempt to publish a PairWise ranking for D III?

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Assuming USCHO is calculating the PWR correctly
    CURRENT At-Large teams
    Stevens Point
    Eau Claire
    Oswego
    Norwich

    Outside looking in:
    Adiran or St.Norbert (8 & 9 in the PWR)
    Hobart (#10)
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    Re: Anyone going to attempt to publish a PairWise ranking for D III?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Trefzger View Post
    We have verified our numbers as correct with those in the know.


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    Few questions on the process...

    1. why didnt Oswego drop in the pairwise ranking with the loss to Buff State when Buff State was ranked 35 before the game

    2. Are the 4 Pool C teams selected based on standings at the end of the regular season or at the end of all conference playoffs ....meaning the the pairwise calculation includes both regular season AND playoff records

    3. in using Pairwise in Diii like Di has in the past, Diii is different than Di, Di doesnt play divisions lower than them, shouldnt a Diii team's record against Dii teams be included and impact their SOS in the calculation or does it all even out because their record would reflect a lower number of wins

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfan View Post
    Few questions on the process...

    1. why didnt Oswego drop in the pairwise ranking with the loss to Buff State when Buff State was ranked 35 before the game

    2. Are the 4 Pool C teams selected based on standings at the end of the regular season or at the end of all conference playoffs ....meaning the the pairwise calculation includes both regular season AND playoff records

    3. in using Pairwise in Diii like Di has in the past, Diii is different than Di, Di doesnt play divisions lower than them, shouldnt a Diii team's record against Dii teams be included and impact their SOS in the calculation or does it all even out because their record would reflect a lower number of wins
    1. Itís all numbers taking in the body of work of your WHOLE season and not just one game. Some teams fluctuate a lot after wins and losses, and some teams have some buffer built up because of what they have accomplished over the course of the whole season. For example, of how close things are with some teams, briefly Norwich dropped below UMass Boston after winning today while UMB tied. Then, 2 hours later after more games went final, Norwich jumped back ahead of them.

    2. Come back to the whole body of work here. The 4 Pool C teams will be the four highest teams in the pairwise after you take out the AQ conference tournament winners. It factors in all games vs D3 opponents so yes playoffs count too.

    3. Games against teams not in your Division have never counted in the primary criteria before and wonít start now. Bottom line, itís such a short season with only 25 games available....make em all count and play Division 3 teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrezdeJohnson09 View Post
    3. Games against teams not in your Division have never counted in the primary criteria before and wonít start now. Bottom line, itís such a short season with only 25 games available....make em all count and play Division 3 teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrezdeJohnson09 View Post
    1. Itís all numbers taking in the body of work of your WHOLE season and not just one game. Some teams fluctuate a lot after wins and losses, and some teams have some buffer built up because of what they have accomplished over the course of the whole season. For example, of how close things are with some teams, briefly Norwich dropped below UMass Boston after winning today while UMB tied. Then, 2 hours later after more games went final, Norwich jumped back ahead of them.

    2. Come back to the whole body of work here. The 4 Pool C teams will be the four highest teams in the pairwise after you take out the AQ conference tournament winners. It factors in all games vs D3 opponents so yes playoffs count too.

    3. Games against teams not in your Division have never counted in the primary criteria before and wonít start now. Bottom line, itís such a short season with only 25 games available....make em all count and play Division 3 teams.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Day View Post
    YES
    That is why I'm SO GLAD St A's and St M's are no longer in Conference as I can recalled those games hurt Norwich
    They did indeed. Even more so after the interlock split when you went from every team in NESCAC/NEHC having 2 games that didnít count to now FOUR games that didnít count for just the NEHC teams. Basically every loss by a NEHC team to a D3 team almost hurt you double because of the winning percentage hit.

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    Re: Anyone going to attempt to publish a PairWise ranking for D III?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman'81 View Post
    I was referring to the AQ's awarded to weak-sister conferences... Such as the UCHC.
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