Bracketology 2/23

Things are a little tricky with this week’s version We’re again using the NCAA rankings, but they’re a little out of whack because Castleton is out of the rankings this week as a penalty for not reporting its scores to the NCAA on time. This not only affects the Spartans, but teams that have played them, since they are temporarily unranked.

If the season ended today, the AQs would go to:

ECAC East — Norwich

ECAC Northeast — Mas-Dartmouth

MIAC — Bethel

NCHA — Wisconsin-River Falls (wins tiebreaker with St. Norbert and UW-Stout)

NESCAC — Bowdoin (wins tiebreaker with Middlebury)

SUNYAC — Oswego

Using the PWR:

The Pool B bid goes to Manhattanville, which is the top Pool B team in the PWR and is 3-0-1 in individual matchups over Neumann, the next closest Pool B team.

Based on the rankings this week, I’m predicting that the Pool C bids at the moment go to St. Norbert, Neumann and UW-Stout right now, with a case also being made for UW-Superior (and a case will be made since the YellowJackets are hosting the D-III Frozen Four).

That leaves us a field of (ranked by NCAA Rankings):

East:

  1. Oswego
  2. Manhattanville
  3. Norwich
  4. Mass-Dartmouth
  5. Neumann
  6. Bowdoin

West:

  1. St. Norbert
  2. UW-River Falls
  3. UW-Stout
  4. Bethel

This would mean the first round would be:

  • Bowdoin at Norwich
  • Neumann at Mass-Dartmouth

Quarterfinals would be:

  • Bowdoin/Norwich at Oswego
  • Neumann/Mass-Dartmouth at Manhattanville
  • Bethel at St. Norbert
  • UW-Stout at UW-River Falls

Winners meet in Superior.

67 COMMENTS

  1. Courtesy of the stupid selection rules… UNH does not deserve to play at home for their middle of the road season….Absolute joke BC being in St Louis and Miami in Manchester just so UNH can host.

    They don’t belong there and the NCAA need to get their act together…Their whole selection process is a joke and needs to be fixed…

    • theo, it does not matter.. The sioux and denver should not be in the same bracket either.. so… your BC team got beat by a much better(5th seed in wcha) CC team.. They are a good hockey team.. Way underrated… BC way overrated this year!!! See ya next year.. Go SIOUX

      • And the BC excuses start…
        I am not going to bash them, they have had a great run. And, BC was not overrated, they were a very good team, just beaten by a better team on one particular night. 22-2-1 since Thanksgiving weekend is pretty good. Howe played great, CC out hustled them and hitting the post 3 times didn’t help either. Great season.

    • Want some cheese with your whine?? Now you know how CCHA and WCHA teams feel EVERY year getting sent east. CC would have beat BC if they played in a parking lot in Boston.

  2. Courtesy of the stupid selection rules… UNH does not deserve to play at home for their middle of the road season….Absolute joke BC being in St Louis and Miami in Manchester just so UNH can host.

    They don’t belong there and the NCAA need to get their act together…Their whole selection process is a joke and needs to be fixed…

    • theo, it does not matter.. The sioux and denver should not be in the same bracket either.. so… your BC team got beat by a much better(5th seed in wcha) CC team.. They are a good hockey team.. Way underrated… BC way overrated this year!!! See ya next year.. Go SIOUX

      • And the BC excuses start…
        I am not going to bash them, they have had a great run. And, BC was not overrated, they were a very good team, just beaten by a better team on one particular night. 22-2-1 since Thanksgiving weekend is pretty good. Howe played great, CC out hustled them and hitting the post 3 times didn’t help either. Great season.

    • Want some cheese with your whine?? Now you know how CCHA and WCHA teams feel EVERY year getting sent east. CC would have beat BC if they played in a parking lot in Boston.

  3. not much too say anything about the refs and their decisions. but to take 15 minutes to decide wether michigan should have a goal or not is crap. if it is inconclusive, let them play on. dont let michigan that has a name for themselves, have the decisive factor in deciding a game.

  4. not much too say anything about the refs and their decisions. but to take 15 minutes to decide wether michigan should have a goal or not is crap. if it is inconclusive, let them play on. dont let michigan that has a name for themselves, have the decisive factor in deciding a game.

  5. refs in Michigan were awful. whether that was a goal or not it was not conclusive it was in and the call on the ice was no goal…Just pathetic officiating and that game was given to Michigan and stolen from NO…

    BC CC refs no better more awful calls. CC player rides BC player into goalie and they call goalie interference. just awful, awful officiating. I go to college games every week and the officiating is absolutely horrible most weeks.

    They call things they think they see but are just not there, some of them can’t even skate well enough and are in the way all the time… the leagues and ncaa really need to do something about the level and quality of officiating.

    It is just sad that theses kids lay it all on the for months and have their efforts wasted by sub par officials….

    • Refs can be bad sometimes, but I don’t think you can blame the refs on giving up 8 goals…just got beat by a hot team.

    • UMD-Union refs were horrible. MIchigan goal was probably good, but overturn was disgusting slap in the face of the rulebook. Goaltender interference call was bad but that game wasn’t poorly officiated and in all honesty did not make a bit of difference. BC choked.

    • Totally agree refs in Sy. Louis blew it. Calling no goal originally, nothing “overwhelming” to overturn original decision. How you can blame refs in BC/CC game is way out of line though. Total blowout, Howe played great when he had to, a ton of odd-man rushes, shorthanded goals, power play goals, CC getting to almost all 50-50 pucks. Final score could have been much much worse. Hard to blame Muse, also. He had no devensive support.

  6. refs in Michigan were awful. whether that was a goal or not it was not conclusive it was in and the call on the ice was no goal…Just pathetic officiating and that game was given to Michigan and stolen from NO…

    BC CC refs no better more awful calls. CC player rides BC player into goalie and they call goalie interference. just awful, awful officiating. I go to college games every week and the officiating is absolutely horrible most weeks.

    They call things they think they see but are just not there, some of them can’t even skate well enough and are in the way all the time… the leagues and ncaa really need to do something about the level and quality of officiating.

    It is just sad that theses kids lay it all on the for months and have their efforts wasted by sub par officials….

    • Refs can be bad sometimes, but I don’t think you can blame the refs on giving up 8 goals…just got beat by a hot team.

    • UMD-Union refs were horrible. MIchigan goal was probably good, but overturn was disgusting slap in the face of the rulebook. Goaltender interference call was bad but that game wasn’t poorly officiated and in all honesty did not make a bit of difference. BC choked.

    • Totally agree refs in Sy. Louis blew it. Calling no goal originally, nothing “overwhelming” to overturn original decision. How you can blame refs in BC/CC game is way out of line though. Total blowout, Howe played great when he had to, a ton of odd-man rushes, shorthanded goals, power play goals, CC getting to almost all 50-50 pucks. Final score could have been much much worse. Hard to blame Muse, also. He had no devensive support.

  7. York should have pulled Muse right away. He waited to long. Looks like we’ll have a new champion this year. Congrats to BC on a great 4-year run.

  8. York should have pulled Muse right away. He waited to long. Looks like we’ll have a new champion this year. Congrats to BC on a great 4-year run.

  9. To all the BC fans who think they are so good and that Sioux fans complain about everything, I can’t wait to hear you cry a river on the pathetic excuses of a team that showed (scratch that, didn’t show up) to play. I can already hear them coming, we had to travel while UNH got to stay at home, CC was throwing cheap shots, the refs are horrible….And this is all to a team that finished 6th in their conference.

    • I guess the CC fan base has one idiot for sure. If CC had more fans you would have your share of complainers too. Huge fan bases like those for BC and the Sioux always have those who say stupid things. But plenty more who do not. Do not get too excited about about one big win. Michigan awaits. If CC made the NCAA tournament more often they would know not to talk too much sh** after one win. Settle down.

      • Yea but scUM wont have the Officals to give them the game like they did in the GLI Tourney. Wait to they see Jaden this time..and this is not the same Howe you saw then. This team is so young..only losing 3 starting guys next year..Mostly Fresh and Sophs….

        • Funny CC played North Dakota 3 times this year split the regular season series and anyone that watched their game in the WCHA tournament knows the game could have went either way–so either CC is pretty good or North Dakota is over-rated as well–go figure.

  10. To all the BC fans who think they are so good and that Sioux fans complain about everything, I can’t wait to hear you cry a river on the pathetic excuses of a team that showed (scratch that, didn’t show up) to play. I can already hear them coming, we had to travel while UNH got to stay at home, CC was throwing cheap shots, the refs are horrible….And this is all to a team that finished 6th in their conference.

    • I guess the CC fan base has one idiot for sure. If CC had more fans you would have your share of complainers too. Huge fan bases like those for BC and the Sioux always have those who say stupid things. But plenty more who do not. Do not get too excited about about one big win. Michigan awaits. If CC made the NCAA tournament more often they would know not to talk too much sh** after one win. Settle down.

      • Yea but scUM wont have the Officals to give them the game like they did in the GLI Tourney. Wait to they see Jaden this time..and this is not the same Howe you saw then. This team is so young..only losing 3 starting guys next year..Mostly Fresh and Sophs….

        • Funny CC played North Dakota 3 times this year split the regular season series and anyone that watched their game in the WCHA tournament knows the game could have went either way–so either CC is pretty good or North Dakota is over-rated as well–go figure.

  11. The 2011 BC Eagle roster reps a traditional array of prep school douches and Bostonian meathead-townies….even Jerry York knew their collective ego was hazardous.

  12. The 2011 BC Eagle roster reps a traditional array of prep school douches and Bostonian meathead-townies….even Jerry York knew their collective ego was hazardous.

  13. Great job, BC Pigeons. Maybe this will drop your arrogance meter a notch or two. Got buried by the lowest seed of the 5 WCHA teams. Guess it is better this way though, would have been double digit lose against Michigan or other 4 WCHA teams.

  14. Great job, BC Pigeons. Maybe this will drop your arrogance meter a notch or two. Got buried by the lowest seed of the 5 WCHA teams. Guess it is better this way though, would have been double digit lose against Michigan or other 4 WCHA teams.

  15. I said it before I have respect for BC…The officals had nothing to do with the game..End of that story. Next i said watch out for this CC team they are a really young team and they have gotten hot late. Now SCREW BLUE..Atleast they wont have the same officcal that called the game the GLI tourney to Michigan. Becareful scUM you barely beat us with out JS….and Howe not playing that good at all….GO TIGERS beat scUM..It is 10:50 and Michigan still sucks

  16. I said it before I have respect for BC…The officals had nothing to do with the game..End of that story. Next i said watch out for this CC team they are a really young team and they have gotten hot late. Now SCREW BLUE..Atleast they wont have the same officcal that called the game the GLI tourney to Michigan. Becareful scUM you barely beat us with out JS….and Howe not playing that good at all….GO TIGERS beat scUM..It is 10:50 and Michigan still sucks

  17. Congratulations Michigan!!! And Kudos to Colorado College for their awesome victory against Boston College yesterday. Congrats to all teams for making it to the tourney. Well done, all around. Good luck in St. Paul, Michigan! :o)

  18. Congratulations Michigan!!! And Kudos to Colorado College for their awesome victory against Boston College yesterday. Congrats to all teams for making it to the tourney. Well done, all around. Good luck in St. Paul, Michigan! :o)

    • Pretty unlikely that you will see a sweep either way in this one. Too early in the season for either team to be playing all that constantly yet.

    • Pretty unlikely that you will see a sweep either way in this one. Too early in the season for either team to be playing all that constantly yet.

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