Monday, February 9, 2009

You should be rooting for...

The UAA Seawolves! Time to hop on the bandwagon, folks.

Why root for the lovable green friends from the frigid north? Several reasons.

1. The RPI.

UAA currently sits at #28 in the RPI (.5023), not too far behind #25 UMass Lowell (.5126). If UAA can get up to #25, that will help UW's RPI. It will also help...

2. The PWR

UW holds a 4-0 record against the Seawolves this season. Should they find their way into the top 25 of the RPI, UW's 4-0 record against UAA will factor into the TUC comparisons, which might be enough to flip a few comparisons in UW's favor - and against the prevailing tendency of the PWR to mirror the RPI.

3. The WCHA Race

I'm not sure if anyone else watches Around The Horn on ESPN, but to channel Woody Paige - LOOK AT THE SCHEDULE! UAA has league series remaining against Minnesota, North Dakota, and UMD - all teams that can help them improve their RPI with wins, all teams that are in the midst of battles for PWR position with Wisconsin, and all teams that are relatively close to the Badgers in the WCHA standings.

It's time to send some love to the Seawolves. Now, if we can just make sure they make it in for curfew...