NCAA Pairwise Rankings


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Penn State defenseman JOSEPH LORDO (20), the freshman from St. Louis, Missouri, who recorded six assists in 25 games and had the second best plus/minus rating among all Nittany Lions rearguards, delivers a blow to Union College left wing COLE IKKALA (23), the 22-year-old native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the NCAA contest at the Frank L. Messa Rink in Schenectady, New York, earlier this season.
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A review, then, of the so-called “PAIRWISE COMPARISON RATINGS” chart prior to the start of this weekend’s college hockey playoff competition, which began with the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s “Final Five” on Thursday night … the results will be critical with the selection committee prepared to announce on March 24th which sixteen schools will be invited this year to the annual NCAA tournament deciding the national champion :

# 1 ….. Qunnipiac ………………………. (26-6-5)
# 2 ….. Minnesota ………………………. (26-7-5)
# 3 ….. Miami Univ (Ohio)………………. (24-10-5)
# 4 ….. Boston College ………………… (22-10-4)
# 5 ….. Yale ……………………………… (18-10-3)
# 6 ….. UMass – Lowell ………………… (24-10-2)
# 7 ….. North Dakota …………………… (21-11-7)
# 8 ….. New Hampshire ………………… (19-11-7)
# 9 ….. Notre Dame …………………….. (23-12-3)
# 10 … Niagara …………………………. (23-8-5)

# 11 … St. Cloud State ………………… (23-14-1)
# 12 … Minnesota State ……………….. (24-12-3)
# 13 … Denver Univ ……………………. (20-13-5)
# 14 … Western Michigan …………….. (19-11-8)
# 15 … Union College ………………….. (19-12-5)
# 16 … Wisconsin ………………………. (19-12-7)
# 17 … Alaska – Fairbanks ……………. (17-16-4)
# 18 … Providence ……………………… (17-13-7)
# 19 … Boston Univ …………………….. (20-15-4)
# 20 … R.P.I. …………………………….. (18-14-5)

# 21 … Brown ……………………………. (15-13-6)
# 22 … Dartmouth ………………………. (15-14-5)
# 23 … Cornell …………………………… (15-16-3)
# 24 … Colorado College ………………. (16-18-5)
# 25 … Robert Morris …………………… (20-14-4)
# 26 … Ohio State ………………………. (16-16-7)
# 27 … Ferris State ……………………… (16-16-5)
# 28 … St. Lawrence ……………………. (18-16-4)
# 29 … Connecticut ……………………… (19-13-4)
# 30 … Nebraska – Omaha …………….. (19-18-2)

# 31 … Michigan …………………………. (17-18-3)
# 32 … Holy Cross ………………………. (20-14-3)
# 33 … Air Force ………………………… (17-13-10)
# 34 … Merrimack ……………………….. (15-17-6)
# 35 … Mercyhurst ………………………. (18-16-5)
# 36 … Northern Michigan ……………… (15-19-4)
# 37 … Bowling Green ………………….. (15-21-5)
# 38 … Colgate ………………………….. (14-18-4)
# 39 … Lake Superior State ……………. (17-21-1)
# 40 … Canisius ………………………….. (17-18-5)

# 41 … Minnesota – Duluth ……………… (14-19-5)
# 42 … UMass – Amherst ………………… (12-19-3)
# 43 … PENN STATE …………………… * (13-14)
# 44 … Maine ……………………………… (11-19-8)
# 45 … Vermont …………………………… (11-19-6)
# 46 … Princeton …………………………. (10-16-5)
# 47 … Michigan Tech …………………… (13-20-4)
# 48 … Michigan State …………………… (14-25-3)
# 49 … R.I.T. ………………………………. (15-18-5)
# 50 … Harvard ……………………………. (10-19-3)

# 51 … Clarkson ……………………………. (9-20-7)
# 52 … American International Univ ……. (12-17-6)
# 53 … Northeastern ………………………. (9-21-6)
# 54 … Bentley ……………………………. (12-20-3)
# 55 … Bemidji State ………………………. (6-22-8)
# 56 … Alaska – Anchorage ……………… (4-25-7)
# 57 … Army ………………………………… (7-22-5)
# 58 … Sacred Heart ………………………. (2-30-4)
# 59 … Alabama – Huntsville ……………… (1-20-1)

NOTE — Penn State compiled a record of eleven wins and twelve losses in contests against NCAA Division I opponents this season; the Nittany Lions split the other four games against Division III schools.

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