Monday, March 03, 2014

NCHC Hockey: Going down to the Wire

42
22
14
8
0
0
0.636
73
61
32
19
10
3
0.641
101
84
42
22
13
6
3
0
0.659
76
59
32
19
8
5
0.672
114
86
UNO
39
22
12
8
2
1
0.591
76
60
32
15
15
2
0.500
106
101
UMD
34
22
10
10
2
2
0.500
60
64
32
15
13
4
0.531
90
91
WMU
34
22
10
10
2
2
0.500
64
66
34
16
13
5
0.544
91
89
DU
32
22
9
10
3
2
0.477
54
54
34
15
13
6
0.529
86
77
CC
24
22
6
11
5
1
0.386
47
64
32
6
20
6
0.281
61
100
17
22
5
16
1
1
0.250
52
74
32
11
18
3
0.391
92
98

 I guess we should take a look at the standings. This is definitely going down to the wire this season. Three teams (UND, SCSU, UNO) have a chance to finish first overall. Tiger’s beat writer Joe Pasiley has the procedures for breaking ties on his blog. This is what happens if teams tie in standings of the NCHC. So, if UND and SCSU win out, UND gets the tie breaker.

1. The team with the greater number of NCHC regular-season wins shall be the higher seed.

2. Head-to-head competition. Among the teams tied in the standings, the team with the highest winning percentage will be the higher seed.

3. Goal differential: Total goals for and against in contests between the teams tied in the standings.
4. Winning percentage of the teams tied in the standings against the remaining NCHC teams, starting at the top of the standings and working toward the bottom until the tie is broken.

5. Coin flip.
 

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