The teams that are eliminated from NCAA tournament contention have had their colors changed to black and white.

Based on Bemidji State’e 2 points at the Ice Garden poll, two people either had them at 10, or one person at 9 and I honest to god don’t know what is worse.  I wish to a certain extent the Beavers had perhaps justified these votes by beating UMD and easing Clarkson’s path to the NCAA tournament by essentially eliminating their closest PairWise competitor.  Also they beat Wisconsin this season and UMD didn’t and based on that they stood a better chance of taking down the Badgers.

Similarly it would have been helpful for Quinnipiac to take down Princeton, both to drop a team close in the PairWise and to change Clarkson’s semifinal opponent from Princeton to Harvard, a team they swept during the regular season.

But I like UMD and I like Princeton and Clarkson is a team of making their own destiny and so their mentality of getting to the NCAA tournament is and always will be through winning the ECAC title.

So Go Bulldogs, Go Tigers, and most of all Go Knights.