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Hello All and welcome to the a brand new feature we’ve put into place this year, a blog all about USCHO’s PairWise Ranking system and how we use to that to try to determine what the NCAA field will be when it is announced.

Since the introduction of the PWR, we’ve done a pretty good job of knowing which teams are in the tournament, but, and there’s always a but, we have only come real close at actually predicting the final bracket.  We’ve done a good job, but that of course is not the main focus of Bracketology. 

The focus is to keep all us college hockey fans educated and informed about the whys and hows of the PWR, the ramifications of it and what may or may not happen.

This blog will allow us to give you little things I don’t normally put into the Bracketology column each week.  It will allow me to answer your questions, read your comments and respond.

Remember, it’s all about educating the college hockey fan.  It’s not a chest thumping session, or a moan and groan session.  It’s about knowing why.  The acceptance part after you know why is all up to you.

With that in mind, always feel free to check back here for information, updated bracket predictions, games you might want to follow if you’re a college hockey fan.  And of course, feel free to leave your questions and comments.

If you ask me a question or comment, I will respond in due time.  But I will only try to answer those questions or reply to comments that:

  •  do not start with “What is Moy thinking?”, “Is Moy nuts?”, “Moy obviously has never…”, “Moy is screwing us again”, or something of this variant.  I’m sure you know what I mean.
  •  do not sound something like, “Team X deserves, blah, blah, blah, because blah, blah, blah, don’t you think so?”, or something of this variant.
  •  definitely does not sound like, “My team is better than this team because my conference is better than that conference because this player is the best player out there, THIS PLAYER FOR HOBBY!!!”
  •  I think you get the drift.

I will answer thoughtful and meaningful questions and respond to comments that will make the reader think and enjoy the game some more.

Because that’s what it’s about — hoping your team has the closest and easiest road to the NCAA Championship because the PWR said so.