The draw is out for the NEPSAC Class A tournament, and there's a lot to digest from the tournament committee's selections.
After winning Class A in 2016 and '17, Loomis Chaffee has missed the postseason entirely. Worcester Academy is also out, and same goes for Tabor, last year's Class B champion, in its first year of moving up. Class A newcomers Miss Porter's and Thayer are both in, and three of the eight programs call the Independent School League home.
So, how could it all shake out? To answer that, we've offered predictions for every matchup and the entire bracket, from the quarterfinals up through the final.
Whoever emerges with the trophy will have rattled off three wins in five days, culminating with the Nov. 17 championship match at Deerfield Academy. Which team can pull it off?