Two things that jump out at me related to the NCAA selections. Number one is that the selection committee missed the boat on leaving Colby out. Colby has one of the hardest schedules in the country based on the SOS, they had seven losses, all against regionally ranked (and it turns out NCAA tournament teams). They also had three wins against regionally ranked teams. They did not have any bad losses (other than the last one at Amherst, but everyone losses badly to Amherst) and came within 18 seconds of defeating Amherst earlier in the season. I heard the head of the women's selection committee say that they only look at numbers, and not the conferences of teams. If this is true, it is a huge mistake. There is so much variation on the level of play across leagues. A team like Kings, who had 5 losses, did not win its league, and has played only 1 ranked team and did not win that game, should not get in over a team with Colby's resume.
The other item is that Babson was under-rated, not being allowed to host despite an excellent 25-2 record, and a good record I believe against ranked teams. And then being sent to Amherst in the first round.