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".
Last edited by Fishman'81; 08-15-2019 at 10:25 PM.
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.
Last edited by Fishman'81; 08-17-2019 at 10:31 PM.
Don’t get swept at home by the worst Adrian team in 10 years, and UC maybe had a shot at an at-large. That was the first weekend of the season, so I guess the first half does count, eh?
You recall wrong yet again. I’m a SNC alum. In ‘14-‘15 they went 20-5-3 and were left out of the NCAA’s and rightfully so, they failed to win their conference tournament.
Last edited by altazo; 08-17-2019 at 11:07 PM.
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