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First PWR forecast of the 2020s (and why you might care)

Written on January 9, 2020

If you care about what teams will make the NCAA hockey tournament, keeping an eye on this site between now and the selection show in March will give you a wealth of insight on how each team’s chances play out between now and then. Unlike in most other sports, the hockey tournament selection committee uses […]

KRACH predicts the NCAA tournament

Written on March 28, 2019

Everyone’s favorite college hockey ranking scheme, KRACH, has the feature that it can be used to predict the likelihood of a team winning a matchup against another team. So, it is possible to use KRACH likelihoods to determine the likelihood of each team advancing through each game of the NCAA hockey bracket. KRACH West Game […]

The NCAA tournament field is nearly set going into the last day of conference tournaments

Written on March 23, 2019

Though 7 conference tournament games remain, there’s not a lot of drama left around who will make the NCAA tournament. You can always follow along on your own: College Hockey Tournament possibilities Who’s in? These 12 teams are in for sure: St Cloud St Massachusetts Minnesota St Minnesota-Duluth Quinnipiac Denver Ohio St Northeastern Clarkson Arizona […]

What will be the conference representation in the NCAA tournament

Written on March 21, 2019

The ECAC is likely to place the most teams into the NCAA tournament this year. Here’s a complete rundown of the possibilities.   0 1 2 3 4 5 Big Ten 0% 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% Independent 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% NCHC 0% 0% 0% 75% 25% 0% Atlantic Hockey 0% 100% […]

Who can make the NCAA tournament?

Written on March 21, 2019

This post explains the data in the PWR tournament possibilities page. You can follow along there if you’d like to browse the raw data yourself: NCAA Tournament Participation Probabilities Who’s in? The following 10 teams are guaranteed an invitation to the NCAA tournament on the basis of their PWR. #1 St Cloud State #2 Massachusetts […]

PWR Top 20

1 North Dakota
2 MSU-Mankato
3 Cornell
4 Denver
5 Boston College
6 Massachusetts
7 Ohio State
8 Clarkson
9 Penn State
10 Providence
11 Arizona State
12 Minnesota-Duluth
13 Mass.-Lowell
14 Northeastern
15 Quinnipiac
16 Michigan State
17 Northern Michigan
18 New Hampshire
19 Dartmouth
20 Harvard
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