After Friday night we can welcome four more teams into the tournament, and tell you that there are six teams battling for three spots in the NCAA Tournament.
The Locks (13)
13 teams are now in.
The Bubble (5)
Win And In (1)
Let’s take a look at the simplest scenarios. There are three spots.
If Harvard and Western Michigan win and Cornell wins or ties, those are your three spots.
If Cornell wins or ties and Western Michigan win, they get two of the spots, Michigan State or Northern Michigan gets the other spot if Harvard does not win.
If Cornell loses, Cornell is eliminated.
If Cornell wins, Merrimack is eliminated.
Number One Seeds
Boston College and Michigan have locked up number one seeds. In fact, BC is locked into number one overall and Michigan into number two overall.
As for the remaining two spots, you have six teams that can still be number one seeds.
Union, Denver, Ferris State, Miami, North Dakota and Maine.
Union will gain a number one seed with a win, in fact, a win will lock Union into the number three overall seed in Bridgeport.
North Dakota also will gain a number one seed with a win, most likely in St. Paul.