This is part 3 of a 32-part series.
Holy Cross 8-10
Higher seed hosts each game here. February 27, March 1, March 4, March 7 for the four rounds. It's a travel slog.
1) Bucknell vs. 8/9) Loyola(MD)/Army
4) Lehigh vs. 5) Boston
3) Navy vs. 6) Holy Cross
2) Colgate vs. 7/10) Lafayette/American
Bucknell was a chic mid major pick going into the year, and they scheduled like it. Went 6-7 vs a tough non-con with tons of road games at relevant teams. Unfortunately, such teams included VCU, Richmond, Maryland, and others which all did worse than expected, so they lost the games AND didn't get the seed help they were looking for. In addition, the PL slipped to RPI 28, killing Bucknell's seed even more. The lesson: if they get in, they'll be probably on the 14 line, and very dangerous.
Everyone else would be destined for the 16 line, if not Dayton, as the rest of this league was frankly pretty bad. For those keeping score, Colgate, Navy and Lehigh are your CIT-eligible teams, although none of them are particularly worthy of postseason play.