Project the NCAAs (1999-2000 Edition)

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Game results taken from US College Hockey Online's Division I composite schedule

If you want more flexibility and less user-friendliness, you can use the self-service hypothetical interface to add, remove, or change any results for the entire season.

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:

St Cloud Minnesota 5 Minnesota Wisconsin North Dakota
1 Wisconsin
St Cloud 3 St Cloud North Dakota
2 North Dakota

CCHA tournament:

4 NE-Omaha NE-Omaha Mich State
1 Michigan
3 Notre Dame Mich State
2 Mich State

ECAC tournament:

Colgate Cornell 4 Cornell St Lawrence St Lawrence
1 St Lawrence
Colgate 3 RPI RPI
2 Colgate

Hockey East tournament:

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

MAAC tournament:

4 Iona Iona Connecticut
1 Quinnipiac
3 Connecticut Connecticut
2 Mercyhurst


In addition to following through the selection procedure using the NCAA's selection criteria, you also have the option of instead using a proposed modification to those criteria using the Bradley-Terry ratings (also used to create the KRACH ratings). The purpose of this modification is to produce pairwise comparisons which can be applied to all teams resorting to semi-subjective judgements about the competitiveness of new conferences.

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Last Modified: 2020 February 1

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