Project the NCAAs (1998-1999 Edition)

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At this time of year, people often ask themselves: "Will my team make the NCAAs even if they bomb out in the conference tournament?" or "What do we have to do to get a bye in the first round?" One can already look at the current PairWise Rankings on USCHO, or use our "You Are the Committee" page to figure out how the tournament seedings would probably shake out using the current pairwise comparisons. But of course, when the dust has settled, the final pairwise comparisons will contain results that haven't occurred yet. Now, by using the form below, you can consider a possible set of outcomes for the conference tournaments, and see what the selection criteria would look like if they occurred. The form will send you off to the "You Are the Committee" script, but your hypothetical results will be added to the real ones before beginning.

Below are the tournament brackets for the five conference tournaments (if your browser does not support tables, use our text-based interface instead); you should select the hypothetical winning team of each remaining game. (Selections for the semifinal losers in tournaments that have consolation games are included for your convenience in filling out the bracket.) You can leave the winner unspecified, but keep in mind that

  1. The season won't actually end that way;

  2. If you try to specify the results of a later game, the script might be unable to identify the loser of that game.

It is possible to fill out the brackets in an inconsistent manner. If you do, the results will be unpredictable, and you will not be warned of your error.

WCHA tournament:

CO College Minnesota 4 Minnesota North Dakota Denver U
1 North Dakota
CO College 3 Denver U Denver U
2 CO College

CCHA tournament:

4 Northern Mich Northern Mich Michigan
1 Mich State
3 Ohio State Michigan
2 Michigan

ECAC tournament:

RPI Princeton 4 Princeton Clarkson Clarkson
1 Clarkson
RPI 3 RPI St Lawrence
2 St Lawrence

Hockey East tournament:

4 Providence New Hampshire Boston Coll
1 New Hampshire
3 Boston Coll Boston Coll
2 Maine

MAAC tournament:

4 Canisius Canisius Holy Cross
1 Quinnipiac
3 Connecticut Holy Cross
2 Holy Cross

Ready? Then ; If not, .

Last Modified: 2012 February 19

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