With just four days to go until Selection Sunday for Division I men, U.S. College has a version of Bracketology here.
Yes, Minnesota Duluth is still hanging in there entering Thursday's WCHA Final Five play-in game. However there are a number of unranked teams or teams ranked below UMD that still can get an automatic berth by winning a league playoff title like -- Vermont (14), Michigan (16), Maine (18), Boston University (19), Union (20), and unranked Brown and St. Lawrence. That's one large list of maybe teams. Unranked Alabama Huntsville has already taken one of the 16 spots.
Also, USCHO makes a guess at who the Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalists will be here.
Also the 2010 WCHA all-star teams will be named Thursday afternoon in St. Paul. After taking a look at media members who have published their votes a good guess would be that Jack Connolly will be a first-team pick and Justin Fontaine a second-team pick.
Here's Jayson Moy from USCHO
2010 Division I Men Bracketology
Midwest Regional, Allen County War Memorial Colisuem, Fort Wayne, Ind., March 27-28
Minnesota Duluth vs. Bemidji State
Alabama-Huntsville vs. Miami of Ohio
Northeast Regional, Worcester, Mass. DCU Center, March 27-28
Boston College vs. Alaska Fairbanks
North Dakota vs. Yale
West Regional, Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, March 26-27
Wisconsin vs. Vermont
St. Cloud State vs. Northern Michigan
East Regional, Albany (N.Y.) Times Union Center, March 26-27
Atlantic Hockey champion vs. Denver
Ferris State vs. Cornell
Division I Frozen Four, Ford Field, Detroit, Mich., April 8-10
WCHA — 5
CCHA — 4
HE — 2
ECAC — 2
CHA — 2
AHA — 1
New Hampshire, Michigan State
Denver, Wisconsin, St. Cloud and North Dakota are all in. Minnesota Duluth has a good chance, but needs help. A loss does not hurt it, but a win helps tremendously. All four of the teams in still have a shot at a No. 1 seed. Denver is guaranteed a No. 1 seed.
Michigan needs to win to get in. Miami is in. Ferris State and Northern Michigan have good shots to get in. Alaska also has a good shot to get in.
BU and Maine have to win it to get in. Vermont has a chance. Boston College is in. New Hampshire has to sit and watch, but stands a great chance.
Union, SLU and Brown must win it to get in. Cornell and Yale have good shots to get in. Cornell can't really afford to lose two games, though.
Bemidji State is in. So is Alabama-Huntsville.
The winner is the only team in from the AHA.