BC earns top seed in talented field
Championship field includes 16 teams, five automatic qualifiers
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee has selected the 16 teams that will participate in the 2012 Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship.
The championship playoff format involves four predetermined regional sites with four teams assigned to each site. The four regional winners advance to the Men’s Frozen Four. The entire championship uses a single-elimination format.
Automatic qualification is given to the postseason champions of five conferences. The remainder of the field is selected at large.
Boston College was the No. 1 overall seed. The other No. 1 seeds, in order, included Michigan, Union (N.Y.) and North Dakota.
The following conferences and teams received automatic qualification:
|Atlantic Hockey Association||Air Force||Hockey East Association||Boston College|
|Central Collegiate Hockey Association||Western Michigan||Western Collegiate Hockey Association||North Dakota|
|ECAC Hockey||Union (N.Y.)|