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 January 19, 2020
2020 College Hockey Bracketology: S-Curve
|1||North Dakota Fighting Hawks||NCHC*||1|
|2||Minnesota State Mavericks||WCHA*||2|
|3||Cornell Big Red||ECAC||3|
|4||Boston College Eagles||HEA*||T-4|
|7||Ohio State Buckeyes||Big Ten*||7|
|8||Clarkson Golden Knights||ECAC*||8|
|9||Penn State Nittany Lions||Big Ten||9|
|12||Arizona State Sun Devils||Ind||12|
|13||UMass-Lowell River Hawks||HEA||13|
|16||Sacred Heart Pioneers||AHC*||35|
2020 College Hockey Bracketology: Bids by Conference
2020 College Hockey Bracketology: Last Four In & First Eight Out
|Last Four In|
|Arizona State (Ind)|
|UMass-Lowell (Hockey East)|
|Northeastern (Hockey East)|
|First Eight Out|
|Michigan State (Big Ten)|
|Northern Michigan (WCHA)|
|New Hampshire (Hockey East)|
|Notre Dame (Big Ten)|
|Michigan Tech (WCHA)|
|Bemidji State (WCHA)|
2020 College Hockey Bracketology: Northeast Regional (Worcester)
|1||Boston College (HEA)|
|4||Arizona State (Ind)|
2020 College Hockey Bracketology: East Regional (Albany)
2020 College Hockey Bracketology: Midwest Regional (Allentown)
|1||Minnesota State (WCHA)|
|2||Ohio State (Big Ten)|
2020 College Hockey Bracketology: West Regional (Loveland)
|1||North Dakota (NCHC)|
|4||Sacred Heart (AHC)|
|3||Penn State (Big Ten)|