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2020 College Hockey Bracketology

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2020 College Hockey Bracketology

Driving forward to Detroit.

If the college basketball tournament is coming, college hockey’s is not far behind, making it time for 2020 college hockey bracketology.

When all is said and done, 16 teams will qualify for the 2020 NCAA Hockey Tournament on the men’s side. The good news is that with the metrics we have available, we have a strong idea of who those teams would be at any given time. In our NCAA basketball bracketology, we are guessing at the at-large bids. However, college hockey’s system takes out the guesswork.

As always, our source for these rankings is the USCHO PairWise (PWR) Ranking. How this looks on any given day determines the tournament field, though it will only matter in March.

2020 College Hockey Tournament Format

As it has been for a number of years, there will be six automatic bids for the six conference tournament champions. The remaining ten bids are at-larges.

Tournament regionals will be held in the following cities: Allentown, PA (Midwest), Worcester, MA (Northeast), Loveland, CO (West), and Albany, NY (East). The 2020 Frozen Four will be held in Detroit, MI.

2020 College Hockey Bracketology was last updated on March 11, 2020

2020 College Hockey Bracketology: S-Curve

Team Conf PWR
1 North Dakota Fighting Hawks NCHC* 1
2 Minnesota State Mavericks WCHA* 2
3 Cornell Big Red ECAC* 3
4 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs NCHC 4
5 Denver Pioneers NCHC 5
6 Boston College Eagles HEA* 6
7 Penn State Nittany Lions Big Ten* 7
8 Massachusetts Minutemen HEA 8
9 Clarkson Golden Knights ECAC 9
10 Ohio State Buckeyes Big Ten 10
11 UMass-Lowell River Hawks HEA 11
12 Bemidji State Beavers WCHA T12
13 Arizona State Sun Devils Ind T12
14 Michigan Wolverines Big Ten 14
15 Maine Black Bears HEA 15
16 American International Yellow Jackets AHA* 26

2020 College Hockey Bracketology: Bids by Conference

Hockey East 4
Big Ten 3
NCHC 3
ECAC 2
WCHA 2
AHA 1
Ind 1

2020 College Hockey Bracketology: Last Four In & First Eight Out

Last Four In
Bemidji State (WCHA)
Arizona State (Ind)
Michigan (Big Ten)
Maine (Hockey East)
First Eight Out
Quinnipiac (ECAC)
Minnesota (Big Ten)
Western Michigan (NCHC)
Northeastern (Hockey East)
Notre Dame (Big Ten)
Bowling Green (WCHA)
Providence (Hockey East)
Sacred Heart (AHA)

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