Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by islstl, Dec 3, 2017.
also, no power 5 school should be able to play a Mercer level school past September unless it's a reschedule (like weather related event)...
If 4 Super Conferences are created (as was discussed a couple of years ago), then this plan would work. The conference championship games would essentially be the quarterfinals with the winners moving on to the final 4.
That would suck. For all it’s imperfections, I like the SEC. Anything that transforms us into the NFL, no thanks.
Until around 1990 or so, every conference determined a champion without a championship game. Its doable
Ok but if it does not matter if you are champion. What difference does it make how you select the champion?
That would require them to be 16 members per conference plus Notre Dame. I don't even like 14 teams. 12 is the perfect number so that everybody plays everybody twice within a 4 year span.
Wait, I didn't say champions don't matter. Most of the suggestions being made here involve a selection process that includes conference championships in the criteria. But no one's questioning how the conferences determine their champions.
There've been a few comparisons to March Madness. I personally think the 1st round of MM is the best two days in sports every year, but one thing I don't like about the basketball process is automatic bids for conference tournament champions. Talk about devaluing the regular season....there it is right there!
There is value in the conference championship, and determining on the field/court is better (and more fun) than reviewing metrics.