Here's the latest:
Entering Fri, Feb 8:
|NORTH||Current Pts||Pts Ceiling||NCHA Record||Division Record||Remaining Games|
|*# St. Norbert||25||29||12-3-1||7-1||vs FIN, at FIN|
|* Marian||20||24||9-5-2||4-2-2||vs CSS, vs NC|
|* Northland||18||22||8-6-2||5-3||at LU, at MAR|
|Finlandia||14||18||6-8-2||3-4-1||at SNC, vs SNC|
|St. Scholastica||11||15||5-10-1||1-7||at MAR, at LU|
|Lawrence||8||12||3-11-2||2-5-1||vs NC, vs CSS|
|*# Adrian||23||27||11-4-1||7-1||at CUW, at MSOE|
|* Lake Forest||19||23||8-5-3||4-3-1||at AU, vs AU|
|* Aurora||16||20||8-8||4-4||vs LFC, at LFC|
|MSOE||15||19||6-7-3||2-5-1||vs TRINE, vs ADR|
|CUW||12||16||5-9-2||2-5-1||vs ADR, vs TRINE|
|Trine||11||15||5-10-1||3-4-1||at MSOE, at CUW|
* Top four teams in each division qualify for playoffs
* Quarterfinals: Two games (plus mini-game, if necessary), played within division
* Semifinals: Single-game elimination (play until a winner is determined), played within division
* Final: Single-game elimination (play until a winner is determined)
* Tournament winner earns NCHA's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament
Most division wins
Most overall conference wins
Results vs Top 4 finshing common opponents (must have played same number of games)
Goal differential in games between tied team only
Goal differential in all conference games
Coin flip, conducted by Commissioner
ST. NORBERT - Clinched North Division Championship and home ice for qtrfinals and semifinals ... Several scenarios to clinch Peters Cup and overall #1 seed next weekend, including two wins or a win and tie against FIN ... Also win Friday vs FIN plus ADR loss or tie at CUW.
MARIAN - Clinched playoff spot ... Controls #2 seed and home ice for qtrfinals ... Several scenarios to clinch home ice next weekend, including a win Friday vs CSS and a NC loss or tie at LU, or a win Saturday vs NC.
NORTHLAND - Clinched playoff spot ... Controls #2 seed and home ice for qtrfinals ... Several scenarios to clinch home ice next weekend; all scenarios include a tie or win Saturday at MAR ... Currently 1-0 vs MAR; win or tie would give NC tiebreak over MAR.
FINLANDIA - Controls #4 seed ... Several scenarios to clinch playoff spot, including one win or two ties next weekend against SNC ... Also clinches with a CSS loss or tie ... A tie with CSS at 15 pts would be won by CSS (overall NCHA wins) ... A tie with CSS at 14 pts would go to FIN (division wins).
ST. SCHOLASTICA - To qualify for playoffs, must win at MAR and at LU, and FIN must lose and tie or lose twice against SNC ... A tie with FIN at 15 pts would be won by CSS (overall NCHA wins) ... A tie with FIN at 14 pts would go to FIN (division wins).
ADRIAN - Clinched South Division Championship and home ice for qtrfinals and semifinals ... Several scenarios to earn overall #1 seed, including two wins next weekend plus SNC loss and tie.
LAKE FOREST - Clinched playoff spot ... Clinches home ice for qtrfinals with one win or tie next weekend against AU.
AURORA - Clinched playoff spot ... Controls #3 seed ... Clinches home ice for qtrfinals with two wins vs LFC next weekend.
MSOE - Controls #4 seed ... Clinches playoff spot with win or tie next weekend against TRINE or ADR ... Can finish as high as #3 seed ... Would lose tiebreaker with Aurora (H2H) ... Would win tiebreaker with CUW ... Tiebreaker with TRINE to be decided Friday (currently trails 0-1).
CONCORDIA WISCONSIN - To qualify for playoffs, must win vs ADR and TRINE next weekend, and MSOE must lose vs TRINE and vs ADR.
TRINE - To qualify for playoffs, must win at MSOE and at CUW next weekend, and MSOE must lose Saturday vs ADR.