So I was thinking about expanding the tourney and how this could be done without "just letting mediocre teams in".
I got to thinking, what about a qualifying tournament type of thing? You could seed the regular tourney team with the 31 auto qualifiers and then give 25 intial at-large bids. This leaves the 15 and 16 spots open in each region. Next, select 32 teams and put them in a seperate "play-in bracket". They will be seeded by a committee and play out the games until you get down to 8 teams. Those 8 teams will be put in the 15 and 16 spots in the big dance.
I think this is the best way to find the 64 best teams in the country and you have to earn your way in by beating multiple teams.
Also, they should enstate a rule that if you have a losing record, you are not eligible for the big dance. Even if you win your conference tourney.
Idea for NCAA Tourney Expansion
Posted on: March 2, 2010 2:54 pm