If you caught the latest episode of CSI, you know that Gill Grissom is taking a sabbatical to teach at Williams College. Maybe while he’s there he can do some sleuthing and figure out just what the heck happened in various D-III rinks in New England/New York on Friday.

Riddle me these:

  • Skidmore 4, Middlebury 2
  • Conn College 4, Norwich 3
  • St. Anselm 3, Bowdoin 2
  • New England 2, Colby 1
  • Babson 10, Amherst 1
  • Neumann 7, Utica 1

I think Gill would conclude that parity is here – especially since almost all of those teams that won on Friday lost on Saturday. For instance, Utica came back the next night to defeat Neumann. NEC had a nice weekend, rebounding from a tough pair of games in Oswego the week before.

It used to be that the top D-III teams had at least 15 games a season where they could just show up and win. No more.