Women’s D-I picks: March 1

Hey Arlan, thanks for playing! However, for the second consecutive year, I held off Arlan in the last month of the season to claim our season picks race and win a six pack of microbrew! Yahoo!!! Last weekend, I went 15-1-5 (.833), while Arlan went 13-3-5 (.738). I finished the regular season 234-71-32 (.741), while Arlan finished 231-74-32 (.732).

Arlan doesn’t pick in the playoffs, so I restart my season and see how I do in the playoffs, then give you final count after the Frozen Four in March. Here we go!!!

Friday, March 1

Maine at Boston College
I imagine the Eagles are still kicking themselves for putting 54 shots on net against Vermont and only getting a tie. If the BC offense is that explosive here, it could get ugly. Boston College 5-1

Friday-Saturday, March 1-2

Penn State at RIT
I finally started to get a handle on picking the Tigers in mid-January. Penn State will play this close, but I think will fall short in both games. RIT 3-2, 3-1

Lindenwood at Robert Morris
Oh how the defending champs have fallen. Lindenwood swept the Colonials at home a couple of weeks ago, and split with them at RMU back in January. This might be an upset. Lindenwood 3-2, Robert Morris 3-2, Lindenwood 4-3

Rensselaer at Clarskon
The Golden Knights have their swagger back, and while one game is close, expect this to be a sweep. Clarkson 3-1, 4-1

Colgate at Cornell
I’d bet a house on this series, even if Colgate has surprised a few teams this year. Cornell 4-1, 5-1

Dartmouth at Harvard
The Crimson stumbled badly last weekend, and Dartmouth has been playing well. This series will go the distance. Dartmouth 2-1, Harvard 3-2, Harvard 2-1

St. Lawrence at Quinnipiac
Another tough series to predict. Probably will go the distance, and home ice will be the difference. Quinnipiac 3-2, St. Lawrence 2-1, Quinnipiac 2-1

Ohio State at Minnesota-Duluth
The Buckeyes finally got wins last weekend, but I think the Bulldogs are playing a bit better right now. Minnesota-Duluth 4-2, 4-3

Bemidji State at Minnesota
The Beavers threw a scare into the Gophers a couple of weeks ago, coming closer than anybody else to ruining Minnesota’s untied and unbeaten record. Expect the Gophers to come out flying. Minnesota 4-1, 5-0

Minnesota State at North Dakota
The Mavericks have shown definite improvement this year, but it ends here. North Dakota 4-2, 4-1

St. Cloud at Wisconsin
The Huskies have also shown improvement, but don’t have the offense to beat Alex Rigsby in the playoffs. Wisconsin 3-1, 3-2

Saturday, March 2

Connecticut at Boston University
The Huskies threw a scare into the Terriers last weekend, but expect BU to come out strong. Boston University 4-2

Vermont at Northeastern
If Roxanne Douville makes 53 saves again, all bets are off. Northeastern 3-2

Providence at New Hampshire
In three games this year between the two, there were two ties. Expect overtime, possibly many of them. New Hampshire 3-2