Tuesday, March 24, 2009

#18 DePauw vs. #20 Chicago

Poll results are dead even right now at 29-29. Very important match tomorrow for a number of reasons...

1. Denison beat Chicago. If Chicago beats DePauw, Denison takes over the #18 spot in the country and moves into the #8 At-large spot for the NCAA Tourney, only 1 team out of the tournament.

2. If this is the case, Denison would then most likely earn the #3 seed for the GLCA tournament, therefore avoiding Kenyon in the semis and giving them a chance to beat a highly-ranked Carnegie Mellon team. DePauw would then have to play Kenyon in the semis instead as the #4 seed at GLCA.

3. If DePauw wins this, they add a quality win to their resume and could move ahead of Trinity (CT) for the 7th and final At-Large bid at this moment in time. If they lose, they will be behind both Chicago and Denison in the At-Large pool for the tournament and will most likely need to win their conference tournament to make NCAAs.