Sunday, March 02, 2008

CCHA Regular Season Finished

Tonight was the last night of regular season league play in the CCHA, and now, the playoff match-ups are all set.

First, here's a look at the standings...

1. Michigan 44 points
2. Miami 43 points
3. Michigan State 41 points
4. Notre Dame 34 points
5. Ferris State 28 points
6. Northern Michigan 27 points
7. Bowling Green 26 points
8. Nebraska-Omaha 26 points
9. Alaska 20 points
10. Lake Superior 20 points
11. Ohio State 17 points
12. Western Michigan 10 points

Bowling Green wins the tiebreaker over Nebraska-Omaha and Alaska wins the tiebreaker over Lake Superior. LSSU falls victim to the CCHA's stupid tiebreaking rules, that value conference wins over head-to-head. The Lakers swept Alaska in their one season series, but had 7 wins to Alaska's 8.

Next week's playoff match-ups look like this...

#9 Alaska at #8 Nebraska-Omaha
#10 Lake Superior at #7 Bowling Green
#11 Ohio State at #6 Northern Michigan
#12 Western Michigan at #5 Ferris State

The lowest remaining seed after the first round will travel to Ann Arbor to take on Michigan the following week. The next lowest seed will play Miami, and so forth.


Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see which team from the first round of teams gets to knock off Miami OH who failed to play a D1 schedule this year. It will haunt them.

Anonymous said...

That is so true, now your going to get flamed by the Miami and Cup Cake Hockey Assoc. fans. :)

Anonymous said...

The blame for Miami OH hockey and their failures has to start with the AD and coaches who put together the weak schedule that does nothing for you in tourney time. You don't bottle feed your team and expect to be battled ready.

Anonymous said...

Miami is overrated...Michigan is not.

Anonymous said...

Not even a Miami fan, far from it, but these are four of the dumbest comments I have seen in a while.

Anonymous said...

Overrated or not, until Miami proves themselves in the postseason they will be criticized. While their schedule is far from rugged, they did beat St. Cloud, Michigan State on the road, Notre Dame (who was supposed to be good), Vermont, and played Michigan tough. That's a decent group of opponents.

Anonymous said...

Michigan is about .500 in it's last several games. Played a tougher 2nd half. They have had injuries and issues. Their defense and goalies are suspect.
It adds up to "could be overrated".
They get to rest and heal for 2 weeks.