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02-20-2009, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by kexodusc View Post
Hey Hollywood, that's pretty neat to see. Wow. Alberta and SMU get to meet in the West and kick the crap out of each other right away - that could very easily be the CIS final this year. That hypothetical West pool looks tough, so does the Central.

It'd be interesting. I'd love to see some form of crossover, and I'm a big fan of playoffs to determine championships but for hockey but if we could overcome the travel/student obstacles that always seem to get tossed out there, I could live with something like this.

Though I'm sure if I were an Alberta or Saint Mary's fan I'd be crying foul, proving no system will be universally loved. I still believe what we have now is the best imperfect solution on the table, all things considered.

Would these be played in addition to conference playoffs or replace them? I wouldn't want to give up the conference playoffs. We could have CIS hockey into April.
The other slight twist could be to rotate the CW-AUS each year so that one year CW #1 would play AUS #2 and the next AUS #1 would play CW #2 etc.

That would lead to this format:

ODD YEARS:

HOST:
#1 Host
#8 CW 3rd
#9 AUS 3rd
#16 OUA 7th

WEST:
#2 CW winner
#7 AUS runner-up
#10 OUA 3rd
#15 OUA 6th

EAST:
#3 AUS winner
#6 OUA runner-up
#11 CW 4th
#14 OUA 5th

CENTRAL:
#4 OUA winner
#5 CW runner-up
#12 OUA 4th
#13 AUS 4th

EVEN YEARS:

HOST:
#1 Host
#8 AUS 3rd
#9 CW 3rd
#16 OUA 7th

EAST:
#2 AUS winner
#7 CW runner-up
#10 OUA 3rd
#15 OUA 6th

WEST:
#3 CW winner
#6 OUA runner-up
#11 AUS 4th
#14 OUA 5th

CENTRAL:
#4 OUA winner
#5 AUS runner-up
#12 OUA 4th
#13 CW 4th

And to apply this year's regular season standings to the "even" year system, the pools would be:

HOST:
#1 LAKEHEAD
#8 MONCTON
#9 MANITOBA
#16 YORK

EAST:
#2 NEW BRUNSWICK
#7 SASKATCHEWAN
#10 WESTERN ONTARIO
#15 CONCORDIA

WEST:
#3 ALBERTA
#6 UQTR
#11 ST FRANCIS-XAVIER
#14 MCGILL

CENTRAL:
#4 WILFRID LAURIER
#5 ST. MARY'S
#12 WATERLOO
#13 LETHBRIDGE

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