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What to watch for in PWR this weekend

Written on February 23, 2017

This article looks at the most interesting outcomes of games this weekend, with a focus on what PWR might look like next Monday. If you want a more general analysis of the remaining regular season and NCAA tournament likelihood, check out the article, NCAA tournament outlook as conferences enter final regular season weekend, and the […]

NCAA tournament outlook as conferences enter final regular season weekend

Written on February 22, 2017 | 3 comments

Despite being down to the last full weekend of conference play (two remain for the Big Ten and one for the NCHC), the outlook hasn’t changed much since last week’s article. You may want to follow along with the data, this narrative is all based on the forecast of PWR by wins, which shows the […]

How many teams will each conference put in the playoffs? (2017 edition)

Written on February 22, 2017

In the college hockey community, speculation about who is likely to make the NCAA tournament begins to reach a fevered pitch this time of year. That also leads to inevitable boasting from fans of those conferences having a strong season. Looking at the top 14 (or 16) of PWR gives an interesting benchmark of performance […]

NCAA field shaping up with three weeks left in regular season

Written on February 17, 2017

With three weekends of left of regular season play for most conferences (the Big Ten has four), the field of who is likely to make the NCAA tournament has really shaped up in the last week. You may want to follow along with the data, this narrative is all based on the forecast of PWR […]

New forecast presentation – PWR by wins

Written on January 20, 2017

I’m pleased to announce an improvement to the way I present PWR forecasts this year. There were two guiding principles to the design of the new presentation: The question people are really asking until conference tournaments begin is, “what will it take for my team to make the playoffs (or finish top 4)?” Everyone is […]

PWR Top 20

1 Denver
2 Minnesota-Duluth
3 Harvard
4 Minnesota
5 Western Michigan
6 Mass.-Lowell
7 Union
8 Boston University
9 Penn State
10 Cornell
11 Providence
12 Ohio State
13 North Dakota
14 Notre Dame
15 St Cloud St
16 Wisconsin
17 Air Force
18 Vermont
19 Nebraska-Omaha
20 Boston College
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