Anyone have any predictions for the final Computer rankings? Seems like Arizona’s W’s over ASU may help them to move up a couple spots, but will it be enough?
Pitt clinched the final autobid last night, so we know that Syracuse, Pitt and Drexel will all be in. Deleware will make it, even if they somehow slide back a spot or two. I personally think the first round games will be great, and am excited to see if any of the autobids upset the last teams in, and how the tournament shakes out once we get down to 16.
Also, I am going to compile the “Ultimate ACHA March Madness Machine Bracket”, in honor of past seasons at Hockey101 once again. So start up on your homework. The winner gets a big fat congratulations from me and the adoration of your 7 fellow posters on the M1 board for a whole season (or until we forget who won).
I’m not entirely sure how the computer ranking system works, but I find it interesting that RMI could finish their season losing 5 of their last 10 games and remain so highly seeded. Can anyone shed some light on this? Did other teams around them also falter? or was their goal differential in previous wins high enough to make up for the loses? Just curious.
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I find it interesting that RMI could finish their season losing 5 of their last 10 games and remain so highly seeded.[/quote]
The computer doesn’t care about “5 of their last 10”, it gives each game in the season equal weight. And across the season, RMU-IL has a 20-8-5 record (as the computer sees it; SO’s being ties, regardless of SOW or SOL) while playing a great many ranked teams. I’m not really surprised to see them in the top-10.