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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Pool C
« on: February 24, 2015, 07:06:57 pm »
I wish the MIAA would go back to doing a full conference tournament rather than taking the top four seeds. I think there's something romantic about the idea that a #8 seed in a conference could go on a run and get into the tournament. Single elimination tournaments like the NCAAs are about crowning a champion, not determining who the best teams are.

I'm with you there... I wish the WIAC was still and 8-team tournament instead of the 6-team format they switched to in '08-'09. Heck, it was a 9-team tournament during the first two years in '99 and '00.

And '01 was the infamous year where #8 Stout beat #1 Whitewater by 41 in Whitewater, #7 Platteville beat #2 Stevens Point on a 30 foot buzzer beater, #6 Oshkosh beat #3 River Falls after RF threw the ball into the air in celebration of their win... but the ball hit the ceiling before the buzzer sounded, which gave Oshkosh the opportunity to hit a 3 to tie the game and send it to OT, where Oshkosh promptly won.

Perhaps I just like the romantic underdog stories... but we seem to get fewer of these as more and more conferences just allow the front runners to get into the conference tournament.

 The height of the ceiling wasn't covered in their scouting report? they got what they deserved. :o

Scouting report? It was their home gym, the scenario should have certainly been practiced before. If nothing else a bunch of players should have stopped at the gym in between classes and measured the height of the ceiling.

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Men's hockey / Re: 2015 Conference Tournaments
« on: February 15, 2015, 10:43:32 pm »
Didn't forget, just got busy with other things and didn't get a chance to finish until now.

 
ECAC-E
The quarterfinals single game February 21 are as follows:

#8 Southern Maine at #1 Norwich at 7:00 ET
#5 University of New England at #4 Castleton at 7:00 ET
#6 New England College at #3 Babson at 7:00 ET
#7 Skidmore at #2 UMass-Boston at 7:00 ET



NCHA
The quarterfinals two plus mini game series February 20-22 are as follows:

#8 Concordia-WI at #1 Adrian Friday at 7:30 ET and Saturday at 3:00 ET
#5 Marian at #4 MSOE Friday at 7:05 CT and Saturday at TBA
#6 St. Scholastica at #3 Lake Forest Saturday 7:00 CT and Sunday 5:00 CT
#7 Lawrence at #2 St. Norbert Friday at 7:00 CT and Saturday at 7:00 CT

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Men's hockey / 2015 Conference Tournaments
« on: February 15, 2015, 12:05:17 pm »
Here is a board for the 2015 Conference Tournaments. I'm going to put together a list of how each conference runs their tournament:


ECAC-E
All 8 D3 teams qualify

Quarterfinals, February 21
Single game at higher seed
#8 vs. #1
#5 vs. #4
#6 vs. #3
#7 vs. #2

Semifinals, February 28
Bracket reseeded
Single game at higher seed

Finals, March 7
Single game at higher seed



ECAC-NE
Top 6 of 8 teams qualify

Quarterfinals, February 28
Single game at higher seed

#6 vs. #3
#5 vs. #4

Semifinals, March 4
Single game at higher seed

Lowest remaining seed vs. #1
Highest remaining seed vs. #2

Finals, March 7
Single game at higher seed



ECAC-W No Pool A bid
All 6 teams qualify

First Round, February 25
Single game at higher seed

#6 vs. #3
#5 vs. #4

Semifinals, February 28
Single game at higher seed

Lowest remaining seed vs. #1
Highest remaining seed vs. #2

Finals, March 7
Single game at higher seed



MASCAC
Top 6 of 7 teams qualify

First Round, February 28
Single game at higher seed
#6 vs. #3
#5 vs. #4

Semifinals, March 3
Single game at higher seed
#5/#4 vs. #1
#6/#3 vs. #2

Finals, March 7
Single game at higher seed



MIAC
Top 5 of 9 teams qualify

Quarterfinals, February 26
Single game at higher seed
#5 vs. #4

Semifinals, February 28
Single game at higher seed
#5/#4 Winner vs. #1
#3 vs. #2

Championship, March 7
Single game at higher seed



NESCAC
Top 8 of 10 teams qualify

Preliminary Round, February 28
Single game at higher seed
#8 vs. #1
#5 vs. #4
#6 vs. #3
#7 vs. #2

Semifinals, March 7
Bracket reseeded
Single game with both games at highest remaining seed


Finals, March 8
Single game at highest seed entering the semifinals



NCHA
Top 8 of 10 teams qualify

Quarterfinals, February 20-22
Two game plus mini-game series at higher seed
#8 vs. #1
#5 vs. #4
#6 vs. #3
#7 vs. #2

Semifinals, February 28
Single game at higher seed

Finals, March 7
Single game at higher seed



SUNYAC
Top 6 of 9 teams qualify

Quarterfinals, February 25
Single game at higher seed
#6 vs. #3
#5 vs. #4

Semifinals, February 28
Single game at higher seed
Lowest remaining seed vs. #1
Highest remaining seed vs. #2

Finals, March 7
Single game at higher seed



WIAC No Pool A Bid
All 5 teams qualify

First Round, February 24
Single game #5 @ #4

Semifinals, February 27-28
Two game plus miniseries at higher seed
#5/#4 Winner vs. #1
#3 vs. #2

Championship, March 7
Single game at higher seed


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Central Region / Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« on: February 13, 2015, 08:12:27 pm »
Congratulations to the MWC's REAL Scots for making the tourney, I believe for the first time since '99.  It should be an interesting race for positions 2-4.  Obviously, the 2 or 3 seed would be preferable for the opening round.  And for those of us hoping for a SNC loss to get two teams in the NCAA tourney, I'd almost think the Knights would still need to make it to the final game to get an at large bid.

I know that defeating SNC at Schuldes would be a tall order but based on the past decade plus, avoiding Grinnell the first game may be more important. In Grinnell's last 11 MWC Tournament appearances, the team that won the Grinnell semifinal lost the final. Grinnell's 2001 MWC Tournament win was the last time the Grinnell semifinal winner took home the plaque.

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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: D3 Championship Belt
« on: February 10, 2015, 01:02:05 pm »
2014-2015 Thee Most Exalted Bespangled CinctureTM itinerary

3-22-14  UW-Whitewater
12-10-15  Augustana
1-21-15  Illinois Wesleyan
1-24-15  Elmhurst
1-28-15  Augustana
1-31-15  North Park

With the way the CCIWtm finishes I believe we're locked into the Belttm being in the CCIW Tournament and thus the NCAA Tournament.  No Sager on an innertube in Lake Michigan which is disappointing.

...Unless the Vikings from the Northside can take the Walnut and Bronze from Salem.

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Men's soccer / Re: 2014 D3 Season: National Perspective
« on: November 10, 2014, 02:42:06 pm »
So did Trinity just not get to host because of the two red cards at the end of last season or what is the situation with that?

It would be interesting to know about that.  And was Texas-Dallas, consequently, invited just to provide an alternate host site that would also minimize travel?  Is it possible that Hardin-Simmons did not bid to host, making giving a berth to Texas-Dallas crucial for minimizing travel?  Very interesting.

The selection is supposed to be completely separate from the bracketing. So, travel concerns should have no bearing on what teams get into the tournament. At least that's how it is supposed to work.

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General football / Re: Pool C -- 2014
« on: November 04, 2014, 11:22:59 am »
MOV could skew it at lower levels as well. If I have first and ten from the opponents 30 with a minute left and up 7, I'm not taking two knees and going home. I'm going to try to get more points. When people are playing for MOV of victory it changes how games end.

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Central Region / Re: MBB: Midwest Conference
« on: November 02, 2014, 11:49:14 am »
A lot of MWC schools would chant "Better dead than red" at Ripon back in the day. Lawrence did it the most though. I don't know if it's because it started there or they were each other's fiercest rivals back in the day.

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General football / Re: Pool B
« on: November 02, 2014, 11:43:31 am »
Trying to figure out Pool B, even as the NCAA seems to have changed it this week.

MASCAC-9
SAA -7
SCAC - 4   (Austin College, Southwestern, Texas Lutheran, Trinity)
UAA -2    (Wash U, Chicago)
Independents - 2  (Wesley, Maranatha Baptist)

I count 24 Pool B teams.

Access Ratio.  I count 206 full members in 24 conferences = 8.58  (the access ratio).

24 Pool B teams divided 8.58 = 2.8 bids,  truncated to 2 bids.

If they still have Nebraska Wesleyan and Presentation (as an independent) that would give us 26 teams and 3 Pool B's

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West Region football / Re: Midwest Conference
« on: November 01, 2014, 09:22:39 pm »
Assuming SNC holds on against Lawrence the North Division quarters led rankings heading into the final week of divisional play is:

MAC: 14
CU:   12
SNC: 12

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West Region football / Re: Midwest Conference
« on: October 27, 2014, 09:52:27 pm »
Again, IIRC, the WIAC has the most NCAA team titles of any conference. And the MWC has zero. (SNC's four titles in hockey aren't representing the MWC.)

MWC has one team national title. 1981 Men's Cross Country by Carleton College when they were still part of the Midwest Conference

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General football / Re: Shirts, and stickers and decals oh my!
« on: October 21, 2014, 08:43:49 pm »
This is different but I think it fits here. On Reddit's Map Porn board is the picture of E.E. Cheeseman's 1938 Map of American Football. Several now D3 schools made it onto the map. http://i.imgur.com/wPrzKM2.jpg

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General football / Re: Pool C -- 2014
« on: October 21, 2014, 07:51:35 pm »
Mark Emmert visited UChicago yesterday when he was in town. I should have asked him when I met him. Maybe he would have known the status of the MASCAC.

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General football / Re: Pool C -- 2014
« on: October 17, 2014, 08:47:04 pm »
So, we reported that error about the MASCAC to the NCAA a couple weeks ago and we have not heard back from them yet. In our reading of the Division III rules regarding AQs, the MASCAC does not qualify for one in football in 2014.

Is it possible the MASCAC submitted their paperwork for a Pool A bid before they started playing as a league? When the NACC started they had all of their other sports start play in fall of 2006 while football waited for their schools to finish scheduling commitments so football didn't start until fall of 2008 but started their probationary period in fall of 2006 so the Pool A bid was waiting for them when they started play. The rules from what I remember say you need to be a conference for 2 years as a probationary period. The rules don't say you need to have been sponsoring the sport for 2 years. Maybe the MASCAC started their probationary period before they started conference competition in football.

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General football / Re: Pool C -- 2014
« on: October 16, 2014, 09:44:00 pm »
It does show SAA as AQ.

Errata: CWRU and CMU listed as a B not part of PAC.

It's a moot point, but does it make sense for CWRU to be North region when nine of its  ten games are against South teams?

It has several mistakes in that section. It lists Cornell still a part of the IIAC (they've been in the MWC for 3(?) years now. Marantha is no longer a member of the NACC, Presentation (they have listed in the UMAC) has left the NCAA altogether. It also has the MASCAC as getting a Pool A.

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