With Friday night’s early explosion against Union followed by Saturday’s gritty never-say-die effort against Minnesota Duluth, the Huskies claimed the Icebreaker Championship in the AMSOIL Arena in front of a crowd of mostly-Bulldog fans. With these wins against ranked opponents, Tech vaulted into the USCHO rankings at #15. And, more significantly, the Huskies ended up sixth in the Pairwise Rankings (PWR).
If you're curious about how the PairWise Rankings (PWR) or the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) are determined, you've probably researched some of the explanations available online. Though these are helpful for gaining a basic understanding, the magic behind the PWR and RPI still often seems quite convoluted, and perhaps even a bit arbitrary or unfair. Here's how the system works.