Ice Hockey NCAA Selection Show On ESPN2

From: NCAA.com

Sunday morning the NCAA Ice Hockey Selection Show will be on at 9:30 AM MT on ESPN2.

Yesterday, NCAA Ice Hockey Tournament Chairman Bill Bellerose traveled to Indianapolis to watch the games with the NCAA national office staff and select the teams and put together the NCAA Tournament bracket once the games were over last night. His Committee will then discuss the Regional Brackets via Conference Call.

The Committee will take the conference champions from each of the six conferences and then go down the Pairwise computer rankings and determine the 10 best at-large teams. DU is the #2 team in the Pairwise Rankings.

The goal of the Committee is to put together the bracket trying to have the best tournament possible. This entails building attendance at each of the venues, while trying to enhance the student-athlete experience. None of the four schools that are hosting regionals will make the tournament, therefore they will try and protect the top four seeds as much as possible.

The Committee will get on a conference call on Saturday night to go through all of these discussions in order to bracket the 16 teams. On Sunday morning they will wake up early to review what was discussed Saturday night to see if anyone thought of a way to tweak the bracket that we didn't think of the night before. Once we are finished with the bracket, They will get on a conference call, along with the NCAA national office staff, with the talent for the ESPN selection show and explain to them how we arrived at the bracket. This gives us a chance to educate the talent and at the same time enable them to ask any questions which will ultimately inform the viewers.

2010 NCAA Ice Hockey Tournament

Midwest (Fort Wayne)
1. Miami vs. 16. Alabama-Huntsville
8. Bemidji State vs. 12. Michigan

East (Albany)
2. Denver vs. 15. RIT
7. Cornell vs. 11. New Hampshire

West (St. Paul)
3. Wisconsin vs. 14. Vermont
6. St. Cloud State vs. 10. Northern Michigan

Northeast (Worcester)
4. Boston College vs. 13. Alaska
5. North Dakota vs. 9. Yale

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, according to tMullet, DU probably shouldn't even show up as Cornell is THAT AWESOME. What a Jerkwad...

dggoddard said...

Official Field set

Midwest (Fort Wayne)
1. Miami vs. 16. Alabama-Huntsville
8. Bemidji State vs. 12. Michigan

East (Albany)
2. Denver vs. 15. RIT
7. Cornell vs. 11. New Hampshire

West (St. Paul)
3. Wisconsin vs. 14. Vermont
6. St. Cloud State vs. 10. Northern Michigan

Northeast (Worcester)
4. Boston College vs. 13. Alaska
5. North Dakota vs. 9. Yale

Sara said...

Barry Melrose is an idiot. The minute he said Nodak needed to win the game last night to get in the NCAA's confirmed this. "Cornell is not a boring team" -- UM... YES THEY ARE!!!