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Selection Sunday

Written by Jenn Menendez on .

Today is Selection Sunday for the NCAA tournament, and one final game is being played before the final 16 shake out.

The field will be announced on ESPNU at 9 p.m., but most of it can already be predicted based on the PairWise.

Michigan-Notre Dame is being played right now in the CCHA championship, which changes things slightly depending on which team wins. (Michigan is up 1-0 at this writing with 12:30 to go in the second period.)

It was a weekend of upsets that saw UMass-Lowell win its first ever Hockey East title, and with that get the leguee’s automatic bid to the tournament.

Canisius College upset top-seed Niagara in the semi-finals of the AHA tournament and went on to win the title which means the league will get two teams in the NCAA tournament for the first time in history.

All the upsets meant the end of the season for Robert Morris, which could have earned a bid had the favorites won all weekend.

The field, according to the experts over at www.collegehockeynews.com will be as follows:

If Michigan wins the final Pairwise would look like this:

1 Quinnipiac
2 Minnesota 
3 Mass.-Lowell
4 Miami 
5 Boston College
6 North Dakota
7 New Hampshire
8 Notre Dame
9 Denver
10 Niagara 
11 Minnesota State
12 Union
13 St. Cloud State
14 Wisconsin
15 Michigan
16 Canisius

If Notre Dame wins the final Pairwise would be:

1 Quinnipiac
2 Minnesota
3 Mass.-Lowell
4 Notre Dame
5 Miami
6 Boston College
7 New Hampshire
8 North Dakota
9 Denver
10 Niagara
11 Minnesota State
12 Union
13 St. Cloud State
14 Wisconsin
15 Yale
16 Canisius

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