FYI, the D2 page has not been updated.
Overall, thanks for giving us a little bit of information, but I was wondering if we could get something a little more detailed. My apologies ahead of time for the question dump below:
Can you explain the details of the computer rankings? Last year D2 used myhockeyrankings and they started posting rankings as soon as teams reached 5 gp. Even if they weren’t “official” they gave a good indication of how the season was shaping up. Are we no longer using myhockeyrankings? If so, how has the algorithm changed? What is the maximum goal differential? Will the weekly rating math numbers be available so teams can check if they got a positive or negative rating from a particular game? How are forfeits being handled?
I also heard a rumor that inter-division games (i.e. D1 opponent vs. D2 opponent) were no longer being counted, is that true? There are several bad D1 teams that schedule games against good D2 teams, and likewise at the D2/D3 fringes. If these are eliminated they become a waste of time for everyone. One of the nice things about myhockeyrankings was the ability to compare inter-division games in an objective manner. What is the rationale for eliminating these games from the ranking math?
Finally, would it be possible to get some explanations posted on the regionals/nationals formats? How many teams will qualify for each tournament? (There are always rumors of expanding to a 16 team regionals, essentially making a 64 team national tournament.) Additionally, how many autobids are slated for each region and what conferences are getting those autobids?
Again, sorry for the question dump, but hopefully you get some time to address at least some of these questions. It would be nice to have this stuff clearly articulated from an official source, instead of the usual guessing game we play.