Despite yesterday's loss, Hope could still possibly host a pod in the NCAA Tournament if they win the MIAA AQ. Not a slam dunk by any means.
If they win the AQ but do not host, they'll likely be sent to a second-tier host site (a team ranked 2nd or 3rd in their region). Possibilities include Hanover, UW-Whitewater, and St. John Fisher. Wash U. would be a worst case scenario.
If they do host they'll probably get at least one big name program to the pod. Could be CCIW champ (assuming they don't host), NCAC champ, or a WIAC runner up (depending on if they need to draw teams from the east or west to balance the bracket) Unlikely to see anyone from the OAC unless someone other than Marietta or John Carroll wins the AQ. The first round opponent could be HCAC, MWC (St. Norbert), NATHC (Benedictine), or even a SUNYAC like Brockport, if they get in. I doubt they'll see the AMCC or PAC champion in the first round; those should go to pods of higher ranked teams.
If Alma, Calvin, or Trine win the AQ, they'll hit the road and probably play a highly ranked host in the first round. Marietta, Wash U., and Rochester (within 500 miles for all three) would be very good possibilities. Maybe Whitewater if they win out (none of the MIAAs can get to River Falls within 500 miles). Could also be candidates to fly to Whitman to fill out that pod.