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KRACH predicts the NCAA tournament

Written on March 21, 2018

Everyone’s favorite college hockey ranking scheme, KRACH, is also a favorite way to predict the odds of each team winning a game. As in past years, I used KRACH to predict each tournament team’s odds of winning it’s first round game, advancing out of the regional, winning a semifinal game, and winning the national championship. […]

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 […]

PWR Top 20

1 Massachusetts
2 St Cloud St
3 Quinnipiac
4 Ohio State
5 Minnesota-Duluth
6 Notre Dame
7 Denver
8 MSU-Mankato
9 Arizona State
10 Bowling Green
11 Penn State
12 Providence
13 Northeastern
14 Union
15 Western Michigan
16 North Dakota
17 Yale
18 Miami
19 Lake Superior
20 Minnesota
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