College Hockey:
What I Believe: Saturday morning

Here is What I Believe after Friday’s games.

Group A
Teams that are in (11):

Canisius/Mercyhurst winner
Brown/Union winner
Colorado College/Wisconsin winner
Boston College
North Dakota
New Hampshire

Group B
Teams that need to win the tournament to get in (9):

Ohio State
Boston University
Colorado College/Wisconsin

Group C
Teams that are on the bubble but can also get in with losses (2):

Notre Dame (mathematically can still be eliminated by winning on Saturday but losing on Sunday)
Yale (a win on Saturday guarantees Yale’s at-large bid)

Group D
Teams that are on the bubble and waiting (4):

Western Michigan
St. Cloud State
Minnesota State

Group E
Teams eliminated on Friday (4):

Robert Morris

The cutoff line is now at 13, as 14-16 could be occupied by the automatic bids from Atlantic Hockey, ECAC Hockey and the WCHA.

The possible cutoff line still remains at 11, because all conferences can have autobids coming from outside the top 16 of the PWR.

The number of at-large bids left: 3-5

The number of No. 1 seeds left: 2

Quinnipiac is locked in at 1 and Minnesota at 2. If Miami and Massachusetts-Lowell win one game, they will lock up the other two No. 1 seeds. The only other teams left that can get to a No. 1 seed are Boston College and Notre Dame.

To sum it all up, there are six teams left to take between three and five spots. One of Notre Dame, Yale, Niagara, Minnesota State, St. Cloud State and Western Michigan will definitely not get in. And there could be two more joining that team.

The following is a self-policing forum for discussing views on this story. Comments that are derogatory, make personal attacks, are abusive, or contain profanity or racism will be removed at our discretion. USCHO.com is not responsible for comments posted by users. Please report any inappropriate or offensive comments by clicking the “Flag” link next to that comment in order to alert the moderator.

Please also keep “woofing,” taunting, and otherwise unsportsmanlike behavior to a minimum. Your posts will more than likely be deleted, and worse yet, you reflect badly on yourself, your favorite team and your conference.

North Dakota 2016 National ChampionsBNY Mellon Wealth Management