Very few conferences in any division use something other than a tournament. The Ivy used to not have a tournament in basketball for their AQ selection (they were the last to not have a playoff).
If a majority of the the schools in the UCHC wanted to use that method they could change their rules.
I don't particularly like one-and-done format playoffs, but again that is the choice that has been made. I'd rather see some kind of series format but most leagues don't use that. The situation is not unique to DIII hockey. Could it be changed? Lobby your conference for a change. That is how it can happen. It doesn't come from the NCAA, but from the conferences.
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
Speaking of Utica, I didn't reference them in this conversation, because that would have been beside the point.
The tournament AQ's are D-U-M, dum, was my point. And if you were just fine with SNC being bounced from the NCAA's on the basis of that, well...
In a perfect world, every team would play every other, and there you go as far as the metrics... Thing is, there is so little comparative data between East and West in D-3 that a decent statistical analysis isn't feasible in a National sense.
Look, the NCAA's are great fun, and there's nothing wrong with ONE fun little tournament at the very end of the season, as long as the participants are worthy, and not there by dint of a hot weekend.
Last edited by Fishman'81; 08-19-2019 at 09:58 PM.
Off topic but what happened to d3hockey.com ,tried it for the first time in awhile and go daddy pops up??? are they done??
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