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NCAA Hockey Bracketology (2/27 edition)

Discussion in 'Other OSU and Professional Sports' started by BretGoBlue, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. BretGoBlue

    BretGoBlue Wolverine Spy

    It looks like you guys are tied with Maine in the Pairwise rankings right now but their SOS is listed at #9 while yours is #36 which is why they'd be in. You guys are really getting punished for being in one of the weaker CCHA clusters. I'd say you have to make the CCHA tournament finals or you'll probably get left out of the NCAA tournament which would be a shame. Hopefully your coach beefs up your non-conference schedule a bit more next season so this won't be an issue.
     
  2. JohnnyCockfight

    JohnnyCockfight Beer is God's proof that he loves us.

    Eat shit and die.
     
  3. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    You think our OOS schedule was that weak to put us down that far in the SOS (serious question)?
     
  4. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Still a lot of hockey left with all the conference tournaments. I would still bank on us getting in. We'll show well in the CCHA tourney. No reason we can't make the finals.

    the OOC schedule could stand to be beefed up a bit. Colorado College and New Hampshire are solid opponents though. In a normal year in the CCHA our SOS would be pretty good, but the CCHA was down this year.
     
  5. BretGoBlue

    BretGoBlue Wolverine Spy

    It really does come down to a cominbation of things...

    The strength of schedule factor really comes down to a lot of things. It's a combinaton that you were put into a weaker CCHA cluster this year, your non-conference schedule was some what average, and you didn't blow away the some what average part of the schedule. I'm not trying to be a typical Michigan fan saying we're better but I'll use our schedule to compare.

    Non-Conference Schedule's
    Ohio State
    @ New Hampshire (1-5 L)
    @ St. Cloud State (1-3 L)
    Sacred Heart (5-1 W)
    Sacred Heart (7-1 W)
    @ Clarkson College (3-3 T)
    @ Clarkson College (1-3 L)
    Minnesota State (5-1 W)
    Colorado College (2-2 T)

    Michigan
    Northeastern (2-4 L)
    Boston University (7-2 W)
    New Hampshire (4-4 T)
    St. Lawrence (4-1 W)
    @ Minnesota (1-5 L)
    @ Wisconsin (1-3 L)
    Vs. Michigan Tech (4-2 W @ GLI)
    Vs. Michigan State (1-2 L @ GLI)

    So as you can see you actually had a better non-conference record than us but the fact that you only played two NCAA tournament teams is really hurting you right now. What you guys should do is go out and try and get involved in the college hockey showcase with us since MSU is on the decline in hockey and pick up Minnesota and Wisconsin. That's what holding you out of the tournament right now.

    Combine that with the fact that your clustered CCHA teams that you play two extra times are Ferris State (2nd to last), Western Michigan (2nd to last), and Miami (6th), and you can see why your SOS is where it's at right now.
     

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