Remember that 11 teams are already in.
These teams can’t get in at-large, but can claim a spot by winning their conference tournament:
- Robert Morris or RIT
- Minnesota State or Ferris State
These teams are hoping for at-large bids:
- Yale (idle)
The Big Ten Championship is the biggest determinant of who gets in, because it’s the only one in which it’s not yet known whether its winner will take away an at-large spot. If Minnesota wins the Big Ten and takes away a spot, then Northeastern can only get in by winning, otherwise Yale and Minnesota-Duluth get the two spots. If Minnesota wins and Northeastern does take one of the spots, then Minnesota-Duluth needs to win to get the last spot, otherwise it goes to Yale.
Here’s how each team gets in
Minnesota Duluth wins