View Poll Results: Increase March Madness pool to 96?

Voters
27. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes, and award the regular season champs.

    12 44.44%
  • No. Just stop.

    8 29.63%
  • Blow it up and start over from scratch.

    7 25.93%
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 24 of 24

Thread: Is it time to go to 96??

  1. #16
    Big Dog eagle2180 is a splendid one to beholdeagle2180 is a splendid one to beholdeagle2180 is a splendid one to beholdeagle2180 is a splendid one to beholdeagle2180 is a splendid one to beholdeagle2180 is a splendid one to beholdeagle2180 is a splendid one to beholdeagle2180 is a splendid one to beholdeagle2180 is a splendid one to beholdeagle2180 is a splendid one to beholdeagle2180 is a splendid one to behold
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    789

    Re: Is it time to go to 96??

    Uh , no ...earn your way to the dance or stay at home. Unless we want an everyone gets a trophy mentality in the NCAA tournament......Competition isn’t a bad thing.

  2. #17
    Champ Blue Dawg has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Dawg has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Dawg has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Dawg has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Dawg has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Dawg has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Dawg has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Dawg has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Dawg has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Dawg has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Dawg has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    9,685

    Re: Is it time to go to 96??

    Quote Originally Posted by eagle2180 View Post
    Uh , no ...earn your way to the dance or stay at home. Unless we want an everyone gets a trophy mentality in the NCAA tournament......Competition isn’t a bad thing.
    That's the problem. It is institutionally impossbile to earn your way to the dance as it stands.

  3. #18
    Champ champion110 has a reputation beyond reputechampion110 has a reputation beyond reputechampion110 has a reputation beyond reputechampion110 has a reputation beyond reputechampion110 has a reputation beyond reputechampion110 has a reputation beyond reputechampion110 has a reputation beyond reputechampion110 has a reputation beyond reputechampion110 has a reputation beyond reputechampion110 has a reputation beyond reputechampion110 has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    34,084

    Re: Is it time to go to 96??

    The only way to fix it is to blow it up and start over. Each regular season champion and conference tournament champion should get in. RPI, SOS, and record should all be considered after that for at large bids. If the P5 conferences don't like it, they can join a G5 conference and even things out. I would gladly switch places with any P5 program complaining about it.

  4. #19
    Puppy Dawg-n-Pony is a jewel in the roughDawg-n-Pony is a jewel in the roughDawg-n-Pony is a jewel in the roughDawg-n-Pony is a jewel in the roughDawg-n-Pony is a jewel in the roughDawg-n-Pony is a jewel in the roughDawg-n-Pony is a jewel in the roughDawg-n-Pony is a jewel in the roughDawg-n-Pony is a jewel in the roughDawg-n-Pony is a jewel in the roughDawg-n-Pony is a jewel in the rough Dawg-n-Pony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    80

    Re: Is it time to go to 96??

    Quote Originally Posted by champion110 View Post
    The only way to fix it is to blow it up and start over. Each regular season champion and conference tournament champion should get in. RPI, SOS, and record should all be considered after that for at large bids. If the P5 conferences don't like it, they can join a G5 conference and even things out. I would gladly switch places with any P5 program complaining about it.
    If there is going to be a selection...I like rewarding the conference AND reg season champs. After that it gets hairy because of all the metrics. The value of wins and losses is whats forever at question. Is 1 win vs a very good G5 school worth more than 1 win against an avg P5 school? If they cant mathematically figure out how to value W/L or Home/Away/Neutral...itll never be fair. And if itll never be fair...how can you have true competition?

  5. #20

  6. #21
    Administrator & 2006 Men's Progressive Bracket Champion Dwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond reputeDwayne From Minden has a reputation beyond repute Dwayne From Minden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    The Southwest Side of Beautiful Lake Claiborne
    Posts
    36,363

    Re: Is it time to go to 96??

    Quote Originally Posted by eagle2180 View Post
    Uh , no ...earn your way to the dance or stay at home. Unless we want an everyone gets a trophy mentality in the NCAA tournament......Competition isn’t a bad thing.
    30 years ago it was a fair competition -

    Now it's not -

    You want "fair" go to NO at-larges and only regular season conference champs get auto-bids and play the bracket out
    ''Don't be a bad dagh..."

  7. #22
    Hunter Lee's Hero HogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond repute HogDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    McKinney, TX & Franklin, TN
    Posts
    29,874

    Re: Is it time to go to 96??

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg-n-Pony View Post
    I kinda like it. Because we cant come up with a fair way to select the teams...make all teams eligible. Regional tourney 1st then national. All teams start at 0 at beginning of season. No preseason bumps for "power" conferences. What are some of the negatives to this system?
    The biggest negative I see to D80's "300 system" is also it's biggest positive: It's geographical. That's great for drawing crowds and regional interest. But, if 3 teams in the south are capable of making the Final Four, only 1 can make it under this system. (I think that's the way I read D80's post.)

  8. #23
    Champ dawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond repute dawg80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    28,338

    Re: Is it time to go to 96??

    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    The biggest negative I see to D80's "300 system" is also it's biggest positive: It's geographical. That's great for drawing crowds and regional interest. But, if 3 teams in the south are capable of making the Final Four, only 1 can make it under this system. (I think that's the way I read D80's post.)
    Correct! Some years it could work out that way. But, if, using the South as an example, UNC, Duke and Kentucky are all legit FF quality they might as well play and eliminate each other in the South Regional. Only ONE of them would win the NC anyway. The team that emerges should, in theory, win the Final Four, if indeed they are the best. Seeding would keep the higher seeds apart as long as possible. But, yeah, the "Final Four" of that South Regional might end up being the real Final Four.

    But, the Big 10 and the Big East often have legit FF contenders, as does the Big 12, especially Kansas. So, the winners of the other regionals would also be very, very good and capable of winning it all.

  9. #24
    Super Moderator Tech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond reputeTech77 has a reputation beyond repute Tech77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Beautiful Lake Claiborne
    Posts
    18,519

    Re: Is it time to go to 96??

    Bore-ing first day so far
    Good old Memorial Gym

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts