I don't think anybody really knows for sure, but my guess is they will use a combo of the pairwise, RPI, strength of schedule, head-to-head, polls, and of course the eye test.
Check this out at USCHO website.
The guy who did this mock bracket has Bemidji in the tourney, so you will be happy if it goes that way.
Interesting article. Thanks! But I don't see how the WCHA gets a "D" grade. I'd say the writers must be biased against the conference, but then they go and put 4 WCHA teams in. Giving the conference a D grade is just wrong. It's actually a stronger conference with the Alaska teams out. You're playing back-to-back tough games 6 times out of 7. The only truly crappy team in the conference is Ferris State.
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