If there's an AQ to be had, use the biggest sample-size available. If you care to play a conference tourney, fine, but weight those results as you would every RS game.
Ganging-up to attack that very obvious logic just amounts to bullying a la PSUC, and is miles away from resembling a decent statistical analysis for a season's body of work.
"Popular" does not equate to "equitable", nor to "smart".
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Penn State Class of '95
Plattsburgh State Class of '99
If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?
2007-2008 ECAC East/NESCAC Interlock Pick 'em winner
2007-2008 Last Person Standing Winner,
2013-2014 Last Person Standing Winner (tie)
2016-2017 Last Person Standing Winner
I think the Champion should be the team playing the best hockey in March, not November.
That's what your coterie said about the possibility of a PWR being employed in D-3, isn't it? ("Tilting at windmills"...?)
But that happened: the D-3 PWR finally exists, no thanks to you traditionalists, and that constitutes some progress.
The next step towards a logical selection-process would obviously be to consider a larger body of work than the end of season side-shows.
It's so very obvious. It really is.
Last edited by altazo; 08-17-2019 at 08:18 PM.
Otherwise, why even play them? The current situation absolutely flies in the face of "common-sense", and it's really impossible to build a logical argument to the contrary. Conference-tourament AQ's are a gimmick, period.
I understand that I'm USCHO's designated D-3 AH, and I'm OK with that, actually, but I have never read anything even resembling a cogent opinion as to why it's just fine for a 5th place team -over the course of a 20+ game RS- to usurp an NCAA berth from another team which has won the conference RS...
(And, I don't expect to, ever.)
Last edited by Fishman'81; 08-17-2019 at 09:39 PM.
I never once referenced M'ville's age, because I never even bothered to look that up. Please.
Had MC won the RS, and a pursuant RS AQ, I would have been OK with that. (20-23 games are better than 4, as a measuring stick, right?)
I seem to recall you as an OSU fan.
So, say, a Morrisville finishes in the pack in the SUNYAC, then gets white-hot for a couple of weekends, and displaces your Lakers from the NCAA's this coming season. Would you actually think that the RS was a throw-away?
I doubt it... The RS exists for a reason, or at least it should.
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