With Clarkson getting beat by Colgate in the ECAC tournament Sunday, there will be one less at-large berth available for the NCAA tournament. That means teams have to be in the top 13. Minnesota State is the ultimate bubble team right now. It's tied for 13th with Wisconsin but with Madison hosting a regional, I think MSU has to move up or have the Badgers, who are also home this weekend, move down.
College Hockey News has an interactive You Be the Committee page set up. And after a little messing around on it this morning, Maverick fans should be rooting for Colorado College and Denver in the WCHA Final Five this weekend and against anyone below them in the Pairwise, especially Notre Dame in the CCHA tournament.
While the NCAA committee supposedly goes straight off the numbers, it does have have the authority add bonus points to a team's RPI ranking for good wins. While those numbers are a mystery, that could help the Mavericks in the long run with road wins at Colorado College, St. Cloud State and Wisconsin.