The NCAA Hockey tournament starts this afternoon at 3, and for just the second time in the last 20 seasons, Boston College is on the sidelines. Major bummer. However, this should still be an intriguing tournament, with lots of local interest. Who are BCIers (and BCI special guest @adamar108) bandwagonning in the tournament?
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UMass Lowell was the winner of our bandwagon poll, the favored choice of 4 of 6 panelists. The other two first place votes, from Joe and Laura, went to Harvard - but since Grant has Yale leanings and Favat looks down upon Harvard from his Stanford throne, their low rankings tanked Harvard to 3rd in the final tally.
Pretty much everyone here likes Air Force, Providence and Denver. The Gifford Cats picked Michigan Tech to go all the way in their bracket, boosting them up our likeability rankings. Then after that there's a whole bunch of middle-of-the-road opinions on most of the rest of the field... until you get to the bottom four, North Dakota, Penn State, Notre Dame and BU, who are universally reviled.
|#2 Air Force||3||2||4||2||3||4||3.00|
|#6 Mich Tech||6||6||3||6||7||9||6.17|
|#9 Western Mich||10||5||6||8||10||8||7.83|
|#11 Ohio State||12||8||7||9||12||11||9.83|
|#14 Penn State||16||13||14||13||16||14||14.3|
|#15 Notre Dame||14||15||16||15||14||15||14.83|
Who are you rooting for to get to the Frozen Four?