Originally posted by Puckhead: that including Michigan (although I guess Denver and SCSU and maybe NoDak were the bigger whiners), but yes it will definitely be interesting to see how the brackets fall out. If Michigan wins they would likely be the last 4 seed in the tournament meaning they should get the overall number one, which is Quinnipiac (that was weird just typing that). However, since they are hosting the GR regional they will automatically go there, throwing the brackets for a loop.
If they didn't get the 4 seed, they would have to move them up to a 3, but I also find that somewhat hard to believe given how they got there, if they get there (we still have to get through next weekend, and that's not a given). If they pushed them up to a 3, then the 2 seed will the PO'd, leave them at a 4 and Minnesota is going to be ticked (especially if they were to lose). If Michigan should get to the NCAA tournament I don't envy the NCAA selection committee because no matter what they do, somebody is going to be upset in how things have fallen out in that regional.
It should be interesting, no doubt. The only scenario I could see unfolding where Michigan is not the No. 4 is if say Western Michigan is the No. 15 overall seed. Maybe they are the No. 4 seed in the West opposite Minnesota, and Michigan is the three seed there (if it wins of course). Yes, that would screw a team that should be a three seed, but if you finish No. 12, it's not like you're not barely on the cusp of being a four-seed to begin with.