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Seeds No. 2 thru 11 up for grabs in WCHA tonight

  • Blog Post by: Roman Augustoviz
  • March 5, 2011 - 6:58 PM

Confused about who will play who in the first round of the WCHA playoffs?

Here are a few tips:

Top six-seeded teams host

The pairings are 12 at 1, 11 at 2, 10 at 3, etc.

Only one pairing has been decided, Michigan Tech at North Dakota

All series are best-of-threes, starting Friday. Times at Mariucci are 7:07 p.m. each night.

Available three-game ticket packages for Gophers (at $63) will go on sale to public at noon Monday. Single-game tickets will be sold Wednesday. If the series only goes two games, price of tickets for third game will automatically be refunded.

Gophers will play either St. Cloud State, Wisconsin or Alaska Anchorage.

Here is how to figure out seeds No. 2 to 11 tonight, based on a WCHA release, as the scores come in (next time we will tackle the national debt):

Denver (35 points, vs St. Cloud State):
Seeded 2nd with a win.
Seeded 2nd with a tie and a Minnesota Duluth/Nebraska-Omaha tie.
Seeded 3rd with a tie and a Minnesota Duluth win or Nebraska Omaha win.
Seeded 3rd with a loss and a Minnesota Duluth win or Nebraska Omaha win.
Seeded 3rd with a loss by 4 or fewer goals and a Minnesota Duluth/Nebraska-Omaha tie.
Seeded 3rd/4th with a loss by exactly 5 goals and a Minnesota Duluth/Nebraska-Omaha tie.
Seeded 4th with a loss by 6 or more goals and a Minnesota Duluth/Nebraska-Omaha tie.

Minnesota Duluth (35 points, vs Nebraska-Omaha):
Seeded 2nd with a win and a Denver loss or tie.
Seeded 2nd with a tie and a Denver loss.
Seeded 3rd with a win and a Denver win.
Seeded 3rd with a tie and a Denver win or tie.
Seeded 4th with a loss.

Nebraska-Omaha (34 points, at Minnesota Duluth):
Seeded 2nd with a win and a Denver loss or tie.
Seeded 3rd with a win and a Denver win.
Seeded 3rd with a tie and a Denver loss by 6 or more goals.
Seeded 3rd/4th with a tie and a Denver loss by exactly 5 goals.
Seeded 4th with a tie and a Denver loss by 4 or fewer goals.
Seeded 4th with a tie and a Denver win or tie.
Seeded 4th with a loss.

Minnesota (29 points, at Bemidji State):
Seeded 5th with a win or a tie.
Seeded 5th with a loss and a Colorado College loss or tie.
Seeded 6th with a loss and a Colorado College win.

Colorado College (28 points, at Wisconsin):
Seeded 5th with a win and a Minnesota loss.
Seeded 6th with a win and a Minnesota win or tie.
Seeded 6th with a loss or a tie.

St. Cloud State (26 points, at Denver):
Seeded 7th with a win or a tie.
Seeded 7th with a loss and a Wisconsin tie.
Seeded 7th with a loss, a Wisconsin loss, and an Alaska Anchorage loss or tie.
Seeded 8th with a loss, a Wisconsin win, and an Alaska Anchorage loss or tie.
Seeded 8th with a loss, a Wisconsin loss, and an Alaska Anchorage win.
Seeded 9th with a loss, a Wisconsin win, and an Alaska Anchorage win.

Wisconsin (25 points, vs Colorado College):
Seeded 7th with a win and a St. Cloud State loss.
Seeded 8th with a win and a St. Cloud State win or tie.
Seeded 8th with a tie and an Alaska Anchorage loss or tie.
Seeded 8th with a loss and an Alaska Anchorage loss.
Seeded 8th with a loss by 19 or fewer goals and an Alaska Anchorage tie.
Seeded 8th/9th with a loss by exactly 20 goals and an Alaska Anchorage tie.
Seeded 9th with a tie and an Alaska Anchorage win.
Seeded 9th with a loss by 21 or more goals and an Alaska Anchorage tie.
Seeded 9th with a loss and an Alaska Anchorage win.

Alaska Anchorage (24 points, at Minnesota State):
Seeded 7th with a win, a St. Cloud State loss, and a Wisconsin loss.
Seeded 8th with a win, a St. Cloud State loss, and a Wisconsin win or tie.
Seeded 8th with a win, a St. Cloud State win or tie, and a Wisconsin loss or tie.
Seeded 8th with a tie and a Wisconsin loss by 21 or more goals.
Seeded 8th/9th with a tie and a Wisconsin loss by exactly 20 goals.
Seeded 9th with a win, a St. Cloud State win or tie, and a Wisconsin win.
Seeded 9th with a tie and Wisconsin loss by 19 or fewer goals.
Seeded 9th with a tie and a Wisconsin win or tie.
Seeded 9th with a loss.

Bemidji State (21 points, vs Minnesota):
Seeded 10th with a win.
Seeded 10th with a tie and a Minnesota State loss or tie.
Seeded 10th with a loss and a Minnesota State loss.
Seeded 10th with a loss by 4 or fewer goals and a Minnesota State tie.
Seeded 10th/11th with a loss by exactly 5 goals and a Minnesota State tie.
Seeded 11th with a loss by 6 or more goals and a Minnesota State tie.
Seeded 11th with a tie and a Minnesota State win.
Seeded 11th with a loss and a Minnesota State win.

Minnesota State (20 points, vs Alaska Anchorage):
Seeded 10th with a win and a Bemidji State loss or tie.
Seeded 10th with a tie and a Bemidji State loss by 6 or more goals.
Seeded 10th/11th with a tie and a Bemidji State loss by exactly 5 goals.
Seeded 11th with a tie and a Bemidji State loss by 4 or fewer goals.
Seeded 11th with a win and a Bemidji State win.
Seeded 11th with a tie and a Bemidji State win or tie.
Seeded 11th with a loss.

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