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Updated March 17, 10:05pm ET, includes UND, MTech, BU, Air Force, and Princeton's Saturday wins

Who can make the NCAAs – Saturday morning outlook

Written on March 17, 2018

I’ve crunched through the remaining 192 possible outcomes, and here’s what I think happens tomorrow for each team. In for sure St Cloud St Notre Dame Cornell Ohio State Denver Mankato Northeastern Providence Michigan Clarkson Penn State Can still get autobid by winning conference Atlantic Hockey – Robert Morris or Air Force ECAC – Princeton […]

How many teams will each conference send to the NCAAs?

Written on March 14, 2018

Of the remaining possible scenarios that could come out of this weekend’s conference tournaments, here’s a breakdown of the share of scenarios of how many teams each conference sends: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Atlantic Hockey 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Big 10 0% 0% 0% 2% 23% 75% 0% ECAC […]

How Boston University can make the NCAAs without winning Hockey East

Written on March 13, 2018

An example of Boston University making the NCAA tournament at-large (that is, without winning the Hockey East tournament) follows: https://goo.gl/UJMXKt Generalizing that individual scenario, two things need to happen for Boston University to make the NCAAs at-large: Game outcomes need to be such that BU gets pushed up to #14 PWR, despite a loss Only […]

NCAA tournament possibilities

Written on March 12, 2018

This article describes what teams might make the NCAA hockey tournament based on the data in the College Hockey Tournament Possibilities table: College Hockey Tournament Possibilities Because of a new conference tournament schedule this year, there are only 15 games remaining and thus only 49,152 possible outcomes remaining (the NCHC consolation game can end in […]

March 9-11 weekend PWR outlook

Written on March 9, 2018

This article discusses who is likely to make the NCAA tournament based on potential outcomes this weekend. It’s largely based on the following forecast: Wins needed to emerge at PWR rank Now that we’re in conference tournament play, note that the forecast is for one week. Near locks for the NCAA tournament It would take […]

PWR Top 20

1 St Cloud St
2 Notre Dame
3 Cornell
4 Ohio State
5 Denver
6 MSU-Mankato
7 Providence
8 Michigan
9 Northeastern
10 Clarkson
11 Penn State
12 Minnesota-Duluth
13 Minnesota
14 North Dakota
15 Boston University
16 Boston College
17 Bowling Green
18 Princeton
19 Nebraska-Omaha
20 Northern Michigan
Full PWR Rankings