January 13th, 2018 at 8:28 PM ^

Although we are a game under .500, the Big Ten is really strong this year (thanks to the addition of #2 Notre Dame), so we have a lot of opportunities for big RPI-boosting wins.  The win last night brought us to #18 in the Pairwise Rankings, and another win tonight might put us temporarily in the field.  

EDIT: Though I should point out that we are actually closer to 32nd than we are to 12th.  We are currently at the top of a pretty big cluster of teams, and there is a bit of a gap above us.  So it is going to take road wins (like tonight, hopefully) and avoiding losses to Michigan State and Arizona State (the two worst teams left on the schedule) to make the field.


January 13th, 2018 at 10:45 PM ^

Actually tied for 15th with Minnesota, but the Gophers have the RPI tiebreaker.  Considering that we came into the weekend somewhere around 27th, this is a mammoth jump.  

With #13 Penn State coming to Yost next week, we have a great opportunity to jump into the tournament field if we can get at least a win and a tie.

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January 13th, 2018 at 10:44 PM ^

The win put us in a tie for 15th in the Pairwise. Despite our mediocre record we still have a shot at the tourney especially if we can get some W's against PSU, ND and thee OSU.