Sunday, February 14, 2016

Women's Reset (One Week Out)

Quinnipiac (14-2-4) has clinched a home ice playoff series and will finish either 1st or 2nd. They can clinch the #1 seed with a win or tie against Union on Friday.

Clarkson (12-3-5) clinched home ice on Saturday by virtue of their tie with Quinnipiac. They can lock up at least the #2 seed with a win over Brown on Friday.

Princeton (13-6-1) has clinched a playoff berth. They can clinch home ice with a win against RPI, a tie and a Harvard tie, or simply a Harvard loss on Friday.

Colgate (11-4-5) has clinched a playoff berth. They can clinch home ice with a win or tie against Harvard on Friday.

Harvard (11-6-3) has clinched a playoff berth and can finish no lower than their current position, 5th. They cannot earn home ice until Saturday, but they would be eliminated from contention for home ice if they lose on Friday.

St. Lawrence (8-8-4) and RPI (8-8-4) could both clinch playoff berths on Friday with a win, a tie and a Cornell loss/tie, or simply a Cornell loss. They can finish no higher than 6th, the position for which they are currently tied.

Yale (9-10-1) can clinch a playoff berth on Friday with a win and a Cornell loss.

Cornell (7-9-4) cannot earn a playoff berth until Saturday, but they would be eliminated from the playoffs with a loss and a Yale win.

Dartmouth (6-11-3) has been eliminated from playoff contention. They could tie Yale for 8th, but would lose the tiebreaker with the Bulldogs and could not finish 8th in a three-way tie with Cornell and Yale.

Brown (1-16-3) and Union (0-17-3) will finish in 11th or 12th.

Current ties in the standings are broken as follows:
3rd: Princeton wins the first tiebreaker with Colgate (4-0).
6th: St. Lawrence wins the first tiebreaker with RPI (3-1).

Quinnipiac
Clarkson - Won, 3-1.

Clarkson
Princeton - Won, 4-0.
Harvard - Won, 3-1.
Colgate - Tied, 2-2, unknown ECAC wins difference.

Princeton
Colgate - Won, 4-0.
Harvard - Tied, 2-2, would likely lead on ECAC wins.

Colgate
Clarkson - Tied, 2-2, unknown ECAC wins difference.

Harvard
Colgate - Ahead, 2-0.

St. Lawrence
RPI - Won, 3-1.
Cornell - Tied, 2-2, unknown ECAC wins difference.

RPI
Cornell - Won, 4-0.

Yale
RPI - Won, 4-0.
Dartmouth - Won, 3-1.
SLU - Ahead, 2-0.

Cornell
Yale - Won, 4-0.
Dartmouth - Ahead, 2-0.
SLU - Tied, 2-2, unknown ECAC wins difference.

Dartmouth
No tiebreakers won.

Brown
Union - Won, 3-1.

Union
No tiebreakers won.

Multiple tiebreakers
CLK-COL-PRN: Clarkson, Princeton, Colgate
CLK-HRV-PRN: Clarkson, Princeton/Harvard (likely in that order for 3rd/4th but not guaranteed)
CLK-COL-HRV: Clarkson, Harvard, Colgate (would require Harvard win over Colgate for relevance)
COL-HRV-PRN: Undetermined due to Colgate/Harvard game Friday. Could tie on 29, 28, or 27 points. Irrelevant with Colgate win over Harvard.
CLK-COL-HRV-PRN: Clarkson, Princeton/Harvard, Colgate
COR-RPI-SLU: St. Lawrence, RPI, Cornell
COR-RPI-YAL: Undetermined, would fully go to the 2nd tiebreaker. Very different results depending on tie at 22, 21, or 20 pts.
COR-SLU-YAL: Cornell, St. Lawrence, Yale if SLU/Yale tie - Cornell, Yale, St. Lawrence if Yale beats SLU - tiebreak irrelevant if SLU beats Yale)
RPI-SLU-YAL: Yale, St. Lawrence, RPI
COR-RPI-SLU-YAL: Cornell, St. Lawrence, Yale, RPI if SLU/Yale tie - Cornell, Yale, St. Lawrence, RPI if Yale beats SLU
COR-DRT-YAL: Cornell, Yale, Dartmouth

Irrelevant
Quinnipiac
All but Clarkson

Clarkson
All but Colgate, Princeton, and Harvard

Princeton, Colgate, and Harvard
All but Clarkson and each other

SLU, Yale, RPI, and Cornell
Dartmouth, Brown, and Union

Dartmouth
Brown and Union

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