Well, they are technically "under consideration" because the PWR process does use comparisons against even the lowest of them to determine who's in and out, but they could probably swap in a different title and it'd still mean roughly the same. As it is, in the past it's been "Record against Top 25 in RPI", so that could have been how they classified the TUC criterion as well as the group of compared teams. As far as the TUC cliff, I'm indifferent mostly because I reckon the week-to-week PWR published by USCHO and others to be only reflective of the process that happens once the last game finishes, and not a serious week to week tracking mechanism. Also, there does have to be some arbitrary cut off at some point, and unless they plan to run the PWR based on all eligible teams rather than just a selection of them, there's always going to be a cliff. That being said, it's actually nice to see the workings of a wholly objective system in play, where most people are used to the subjectively determined BCS and NCAA basketball tournaments.