If my math is correct, Minnesota State, which tied St. Cloud State 4-4 Saturday at the Alltel Center, will play Wisconsin next weekend in the first round of the WCHA playoffs. MSU ended up as the No. 8 seed, while Wisconsin clinched the third spot with a win over league champion North Dakota and Colorado College's tie at Denver.
Next week's matchups look like this (record is home team's record against that opponent during the regular season):
Michigan Tech at North Dakota (1-1-1*)
Alaska-Anchorage at Denver (1-1-0)
Minnesota State at Wisconsin (0-1-1)
Minnesota Duluth at Colorado College (0-1-1)
St. Cloud State at Minnesota (4-0-0)
* includes a nonconference loss at the Great Lakes Invitational)