The Mavericks dropped to 14th in the nation in both the USCHO.com and USA Today polls. But all that matters now is the Pairwise, where they are tied with Wisconsin for 13th.
After doing some more playing around with on the You Are the Committee site (seriously, you could lose yourself for hours on this thing), Minnesota State won't be practicing in vain this week.
If all of the favorites win in the the four conference championship weekends, the Mavericks will move up to 12th. Amazingly, Minnesota State can get back up to 11th under several scenarios, provided Cornell wins the ECAC championship.
As for my Notre Dame comment earlier today, the Mavericks, it appears, do want the Irish to take third in the CCHA.
If you find other interesting scenarios, please post them in the comments section.