Jim Dahl's College Hockey Ranked

So long, and thanks for all the fish!
Written on January 17, 2022 | 2 comments

I’m taking a break (indefinite?) from updating this site. There are a number of reasons now is the right time, but first a look back! It’s been about 20 years that I’ve been independently calculating PWR, first at SiouxSports.com, then 8 years ago, launching this site. I did it because while there were a few […]

Just 15 teams still jockeying for at-large NCAA tournament bids as conference tournaments begin
Written on March 3, 2020 | 1 comment

Some conference tournaments begin this weekend, and the NCAA tournament outlook for most teams is already pretty well known. Only about 15 teams (of 60) have a fair amount of uncertainty as to whether they’ll make the NCAA tournament at-large. The top 7 teams are pretty safe bets (though not all mathematical locks), leaving at […]

With just 3 weeks remaining in the regular season, 9 teams’ at-large tournament hopes are on the line this weekend
Written on February 21, 2020

Two weeks ago I identified 28 teams as still in the hunt for at-large bids. Of the 26 that are still in the hunt, 9 seem to have their at-large hopes on the line this weekend. For those teams, getting swept would seemingly knock them out of contention for an at-large bid. As always, you […]

Another look at which teams are likely to make the 2020 NCAA hockey tournament
Written on February 4, 2020 | 2 comments

Two weeks ago I wrote a First look at which teams are likely to make the 2020 NCAA hockey tournament. This article updates that with how the last two weekends’ results have changed the outlook. Who’s a lock? While two weeks ago there weren’t yet any mathematical guarantees, I no longer see any situation in […]

PWR game of the week – Can #31 Maine climb into the mid-teens this weekend?
Written on January 24, 2020 | 1 comment

Long time followers of PWR know that despite seeming pretty stable overall, individual teams’ PWR rankings can move substantially under the right conditions. An 8-10 position swing in a single weekend’s pair of games is a relatively common possibility, though it often takes both an unusual outcome for the team and a lot of other […]