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March 23, 2022

2022 NCAA Division I Hockey Tournament: map of the 16 teams that qualified. With all-time Titles-&-Frozen-Four-appearances list (1948-2019, 2021)./+Some notes on the current make-up Division I men’s ice hockey.

Filed under: Hockey,NCAA, ice hockey — admin @ 11:41 am

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2022 NCAA Division I Hockey Tournament: map of the 16 teams that qualified. With all-time Titles-&-Frozen-Four-appearances list (1948-2019, 2021)



By Bill Turianski on the 23rd of March 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament (en.wikipedia.org).
-Division I in ice hockey (en.wikipedia.org).
-uscho.com.
-Schedule, scores, etc…collegehockeynews.com/schedules.

Tournament starts 12 noon ET on Thursday, March 24 (Minnesota State vs. Harvard). Four games Thursday & four games Friday (Semifinals); Regional Finals on Saturday & Sunday. Frozen Four on April 7 and 9. ESPN will cover the whole tournament. {2022 Frozen Four: NCAA men’s hockey tournament schedule/ Teams at a Glance.}

2022 NCAA Division I Hockey Tournament: map of the 16 teams that qualified. With all-time Titles-&-Frozen-Four-appearances list (1948-2019, 2021)…
The map is a basic location-map, with conference-affiliations noted for each team. Reigning champions are Massachusetts (UMass), of Hockey East. The Minutemen won their first D-1 men’s hockey title last year, beating St. Cloud State 5-0 {see this, from the Berkshire Eagle}. UMass returns to the tournament this year, though they stumbled in the Hockey East tournament final, losing to Harvard.

The four #1 seeds:
Michigan Wolverines (1),
Minnesota State Mavericks (2),
Western Michigan Broncos (3),
Denver Pioneers (4).
{Bracket.}

Teams qualified – by conference – are listed at the top-right of the map-page. The breakdown by conference:
-5 teams from the NCHC (including two #1 seeds: Western Michigan, Denver).
-3 teams from the Big Ten (including one #1 seed: Michigan).
-3 teams from Hockey East. (including last year’s champions, UMass)
-2 teams from the CCHA (including one #1 seed: Minnesota State).
-2 teams from ECAC Hockey.
-1 team from Atlantic Hockey.

At the lower-right-hand side is the all-time list of D-1 men’s hockey titles & Frozen Four appearances. (From the tournament’s start in 1948, to 2019, and 2021 [following the cancellation of the 2020 edition due to the COVID pandemic].)
{Titles list, by team.}

A long, narrow side-bar at the right-hand-side of the map shows the 16 teams’ locations and their total Tournament appearances. To see a full, sortable list of all NCAA D-1 men’s hockey Tournament appearances, {click here}.

At the top of the map is a section showing alternate logos for the 16 teams, arranged alphabetically.



Some notes on the current make-up Division I men’s ice hockey…
For men’s ice hockey, the WCHA has been scrapped, and in its place is the CCHA (Central Collegiate Hockey Association). (The WCHA is now just for women’s ice hockey.) This happened after the 2020-21 season, when 7 of the 10 then-current men’s members of the WCHA left to form a revived CCHA. The word “central” in the CCHA name is crucial here. Because the 3 teams that made the men’s WCHA such a sprawling and unwieldy conference have been dropped…Alaska-Anchorage, Alaska-Fairbanks, and Alabama-Huntsville. The resultant savings in travel costs are quite considerable for the teams in the re-vamped CCHA. CCHA teams are located in the states of Michigan (4 teams, 3 of which are from the Upper Peninsula), Minnesota (3 teams), and Ohio (1 team). {List of teams & map, here}.

But that left those three excluded programs – two in Alaska and one in Alabama – out of any conference, and fundamentally weakened. Alabama-Huntsville have suspended operations, but hope to be revived in the future. Alaska-Anchorage have also suspended operations, but are expected to return for the 2022–23 season, as an Independent. Alaska-Fairbanks have not suspended operations, though, and played 2021-22 as an Independent. At this point in time, there are now 3 Independent teams in D-1 men’s hockey: Alaska-Fairbanks, Arizona State, and a new team, LIU (see 2 paragraphs below).

Meanwhile, another D-1 men’s hockey program has suspended operations: Robert Morris, of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. In December 2021 it was announced that Robert Morris would return to D-1 men’s hockey two years later in 2023-24 {see this}.

-And finally, in the last two seasons, two programs have made their D-1 men’s hockey debuts…
•In 2020-21, the LIU Sharks joined D-1 men’s hockey. (Long Island University of Brooklyn, NYC, NY & East Meadow, LI, NY.) Independent.
•In 2021-22, the St. Thomas Tommies joined D-1 men’s hockey. (University of St. Thomas of St. Paul, Minnesota.) Member of the CCHA.

At this point in time [end of 2021-22 season], D-1 men’s hockey has 59 teams, down from 61 teams previously.



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Thanks to all at the following links…
-AMK1211, for blank map of USA, ‘File:Blank US Map with borders.svg”>File:Blank US Map with borders.svg‘ (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Fernando Martello, for the illustration of the Michigan road jersey logo, at File:Michigan wolverines hockey unif.png (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Eswany33, for illustration of Minnesota jersey logo, File:Gopher Hockey Uniforms 2020-21.svg.
-Vintage Minnesota Hockey site, for illustration of Minnesota State Mavericks home jersey (gold) script-logo, at history.vintagemnhockey.com.
-American International site for AIC logo, aicyellowjacketsstore.merchorders.com.
-UMass jersey from umassstore.com.
-Most logos from en.wikipedia and sportslogos.com/[American colleges].

March 13, 2022

2022 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament (aka March Madness) – Location-map, with Tournament Appearances by school (68 teams).

Filed under: NCAA Men's Basketball — admin @ 9:07 pm

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2022 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament (aka March Madness) – Location-map, with Tournament Appearances by school (68 teams)



By Bill Turianski on the 13th of March 2022; twitter.com/billsportsmaps.

Links…
-Teams, etc…2022 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament.
-Scores…Div I college bk scores (espn.go.com).

I changed the template this year. I scrapped attendance figures, because of COVID. In its place, on the far-right-hand side of the map-page, is a chart showing Tournament Appearances, by school (with previous appearance listed). The data source for this was this page at Wikipedia, {NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament bids by school}. (Note: that page at Wikipedia hasn’t been fully updated at the time of this posting [~9:15pm ET on 13 March 2022].)

    The 68 Teams which qualified for the 2021 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament [aka March Madness]

Listed by: Name. Conference. Location of arena(s)…
-Akron Zips. Mid-American (MAC). Akron, OH.
-Alabama Crimson Tide. SEC. Tuscaloosa, AL.
-Arizona Wildcats. Pac-12. Tucson, AZ.
-Arkansas Razorbacks. SEC. Fayetteville, AR.
-Auburn Tigers. SEC. Auburn, AL.
-Baylor Bears. Big 12. Waco, TX.
-Bryant Bulldogs. Northeast. Smithfield, RI.
-Boise State Broncos. Mountain West. Boise, ID.
-Cal State Fullerton Titans. Big West. Fullerton, CA.
-Chattanooga Mocs. Southern. Chattanooga, TN.
-Colgate Raiders. Patriot. Hamilton, NY.
-Colorado State Rams. Mountain West. Fort Collins, CO.
-Creighton Bluejays. Big East. Omaha, NE.
-Davidson Wildcats. Atlantic 10. Davidson, NC.
-Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens. Colonial (CAA). Newark, DE.
-Duke Blue Devils. ACC. Durham, NC.
-Georgia State Panthers. Sun Belt. Atlanta, GA.
-Gonzaga Bulldogs. West Coast Conference. Spokane, WA.
-Houston Cougars. American (AAC). Houston, TX.
-Illinois Fighting Illini. Big Ten. Champaign, IL.
-Indiana Hoosiers. Big Ten. Bloomington, IN.
-Iowa Hawkeyes. Big Ten. Iowa City, IA.
-Iowa State Cyclones. Big 12. Ames, IA.
-Jacksonville State Gamecocks. Atlantic Sun. Jacksonville, AL.
-Kansas Jayhawks. Big 12. Lawrence, KS.
-Kentucky Wildcats. SEC. Lexington, KY.
-Longwood Lancers. Big South. Farmville, VA.
-Loyola-Chicago Ramblers. Missouri Valley. Chicago, IL.
-LSU [Louisiana State Unv.] Tigers. SEC. Baton Rouge, LA.
-Marquette Golden Eagles. Big East. Milwaukee, WI.
-Memphis Tigers. American (AAC). Memphis, TN.
-Miami Hurricanes. ACC. Coral Gables, FL.
-Michigan Wolverines. Big Ten. Ann Arbor, MI.
-Michigan State Spartans. Big Ten. East Lansing, MI.
-Montana State Bobcats. Big Sky. Bozeman, MT.
-Murray State Racers. Ohio Valley. Murray, KY.
-New Mexico State Aggies. WAC. Las Cruces, NM.
-Norfolk State Spartans. Mid-Eastern (MEAC). Norfolk, VA.
-North Carolina Tar Heels. ACC. Chapel Hill, NC.
-Notre Dame Fighting Irish. ACC. Notre Dame, IN.
-Ohio State Buckeyes. Big Ten. Columbus, OH.
-Purdue Boilermakers. Big Ten. West Lafayette, IN.
-Providence Friars. Big East. Providence, RI.
-Richmond Spiders. Atlantic 10. Richmond, VA.
-Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Big Ten. Piscataway, NJ.
-Saint Mary’s Gaels. West Coast (WCC). Moraga, CA.
-Saint Peter’s Peacocks. Metro Atlantic (MAAC). Jersey City, NJ.
-San Diego State Aztecs. Mountain West. San Diego, CA.
-San Francisco Dons. West Coast. San Francisco, CA.
-Seton Hall Pirates. Big East. Newark, NJ / South Orange, NJ.
-South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Summit. Brookings, SD.
-TCU [Texas Christian Univ.] Horned Frogs. Big 12. Fort Worth, TX.
-Tennessee Volunteers. SEC. Knoxville, TN.
-Texas Longhorns. Big 12. Austin, TX.
-Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders. Southland. Corpus Christi, TX.
-Texas Southern Tigers. SWAC. Houston, TX.
-Texas Tech Red Raiders. Big 12. Lubbock, TX.
-UAB Blazers. Conference-USA. Birmingham, AL.
-UCLA [Univ. California Los Angeles] Bruins. Pac-12. Los Angeles, CA.
-UConn [Univ. Connecticut] Huskies. Big East. Storrs, CT / Hartford, CT.
-USC [Univ. Southern California] Trojans. Pac-12. Los Angeles, CA.
-Vermont Catamounts. America East. Burlington, VT.
-Villanova Wildcats. Big East. Villanova, PA /Philadelphia, PA.
-Virginia Tech Hokies. ACC. Blacksburg, VA.
-Wisconsin Badgers. Big Ten. Madison, WI.
-Wright State Raiders. Horizon. Fairborn, OH.
-Wyoming Cowboys. Mountain West. Laramie, WY.
-Yale Bulldogs. Ivy League. New Haven, CT.




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-Thanks to AMK1211 for blank map of USA, ‘File:Blank US Map with borders.svg”>File:Blank US Map with borders.svg‘ (commons.wikimedia.org).
-Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org, ‘2022 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament’.
-Thanks to NCAA for attendance figures, from 2020 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL ATTENDANCE (For All NCAA Men’s Varsity Teams) [pdf].
-Thanks to the Bracket Matrix site for bracket forecasting, bracketmatrix.com; twitter.com/@bracketproject.

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