Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NCAA changes tournament criteria?

According to a report by College Hockey News, the NCAA has tweaked it's criteria in determining who gets into the NCAA tournament and who doesn't by adjusting the formula.

Basically they have tweaked the "TUC" or "Teams under consideration" category from the top 25 teams in the RPI to any team with a .500 record or better. So now 34 teams are considered TUC's instead of 25.

What this means for Wisconsin? For one we dropped from tied for 7th in the PWR to #9 overall.

Read the article from the CHN they do a much better job explaining it. It's also being discussed on the USCHO message boards. If you have a question leave a comment and I'll try and find you an answer if I can't answer it myself.

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