3. Notre Dame
4. New Hampshire
Analysis: UNH might be foxy at home (or basically at home), but Miami is by far the best team here. I am assuming Notre Dame will get by Merrimack in the 2/3 game (although Merrimack is very good) setting up an all CCHA final. Or it could be an all Hockey East final with UNH v. Merrimack. Basically what I’m trying to say is setting up all of these intra conference matchups in the Final 8 is the dumbest thing alive. Putting Denver here and Merrimack in Green Bay is an easy fix. It would force more teams to travel, but so what.