Super Region Three
Overall Record Division II Record
1. Minnesota Duluth 10-0 10-0
2. Augustana (South Dakota) 9-1 9-1
3. Grand Valley State 9-1 9-1
4. Nebraska-Kearney 9-1 9-1
5. St. Cloud State 8-2 8-2
6. Hillsdale 8-2 8-2
7. Michigan Tech 7-2 7-2
8. Wayne State (Michigan) 8-2 8-2
9. Colorado School of Mines 8-2 7-2
10. Colorado State-Pueblo 8-2 7-2
UMD is going to be in the playoffs, but a loss to a decent Minnesota State team could drop the Bulldogs down to around fourth in the region. UNK and Colorado Mines play each other and my assumption is that one of the two will get in to the playoffs. Keep in mind that one of the two must finish in the top eight in the region (a virtual certainty) for earned access to kick in.
Augustana, GVSU, SCSU, Hillsdale, and Wayne State all play games they should win easily, while Michigan Tech will add to its strength of schedule by playing a decent Northern Michigan team. My belief is that if all of those teams win, they will stay in their current spot in the region, with MTU being the first team left out of the playoffs.