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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 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 […]

More predictions coming soon, and the perils of fan-made tools

Written on March 20, 2019

Update Mar 21, 9am — USCHO has updated its PWR Predictor so it now produces results that match the predictions on this site and the results of CHN’s calculators. Results from that calculator from before today should be disregarded and recalculated. There’s some chance the final PWR on this site and CHN will differ from […]

PWR Top 20

1 MSU-Mankato
2 North Dakota
3 Cornell
4 Denver
5 Boston College
6 Penn State
7 Bowling Green
8 Ohio State
9 Arizona State
10 Massachusetts
11 Minnesota-Duluth
12 Mass.-Lowell
13 Michigan Tech
14 Clarkson
15 Notre Dame
16 Providence
17 Northeastern
18 Michigan State
19 Colorado College
20 Sacred Heart
Full PWR Rankings