Since I am one of the ones stating the "CCC isn't any good" .....
I am not disputing the numbers the NCAA is using. It is what it is. However, the CCC is 13-23-2 vs non MASCAC/DII/Independent ect teams. That's a .368 and probably more reflective of the league as a whole.
A 15-5-2 (.727) Plymouth State team is not the same as a 15-5-3 (.717) Geneseo team and or a 13-6-3 (.659) Williams team on the ice. By the numbers yes, but that is the clear issue here with these two conferences playing each other.
Only 8 of the 38 CCC NC games have been against teams who are 1st or 2nd in their respected conferences.
Only 9 of the 38 CCC NC games have been against teams who have a .650 or higher winning %...of which they were 1-7-1......
Maybe I am missing a game or two here....but 1-7-1 speaks for itself.
Again, I understand the Committee has the use the data given to them by the NCAA Championship Selection rules, however it's a perfect example for what we will continue to see unless the formulas are tweaked. It's actually appeasing to see the Committee is using the numbers and not using our "fan math" to make the list. Endicott worked the system to a T and will probably be rewarded for it which will cause a lot of heads to spin.
But again, I (as well as many others) could be way off on Endicott and the CCC in general, but I don't think we are that far off. I think they are a good team (probably mid to upper mid pack in the SUNYAC, NEHC, and ECAC W) but worthy of a Top 2 seed....or even a Pool C bid....not sure. We've seen how much the SoS carrys weight in the selection process, and their .500 RNK (a mind blowing 0-0-1 *rollseyes*) Just keeps adding up. The numbers might drop slightly for sure with upcoming opponents, but will it be enough. I don't think we will see a major drop (or large enough) to drop them from contention from either the #2/#3 seed or a Pool C seed if they happen to lose.
I do find it funny that a certain poster who went on rant after rant about how the CCC and MASCAC bids were a complete joke, now all of a sudden has a change of heart because a CCC/MASCAC school is high up in his KRACH ranking lol. One year must make a huge difference in his eyes.
People better hope they take care of the CCC tournament....let the fun begin..