The pool, by the numbers

I wanted to get this post up Friday, but then the games started and, well, there went the rest of the night at Mariucci Arena.

With 37 entries in an informal NCAA tournament poll I conducted, some interesting things developed:

** Only 8 percent did not have either Boston University or Notre Dame winning it all. The top two seeds are clearly defined this year, and with seeds Nos. 3 and 4 bowing out on Friday, there may be an even clearer line there.

** 54 percent have a Boston University-Notre Dame championship game. There was a tie next most popular matchup: BU-Denver or BU-Minnesota-Duluth, both of which were on 11 percent of the brackets.

** 86 percent picked Notre Dame to get to the Frozen Four, whereas 84 percent picked BU to get to DC. The favorites in the other regionals: Michigan (73 percent) and Minnesota-Duluth (51 percent).

** Bemidji State and Ohio State were the only two teams not given at least one nod on a bracket.

** Only one person had a perfect Friday, but his chances of a perfect bracket ended with North Dakota’s overtime loss to New Hampshire.