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You say “Power 5.”  That’s not balancing out anything.  You balance it out by completely separating the “P5” or you give the other 5 access to the exclusive championship tournament which would in return somewhat balance out recruiting inequities and give the G5 a punchers chance

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2 hours ago, trashyhound said:

That's why I actually like the human committee deciding who goes. They can factor those things into their decision.

And they can’t be biased?

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6 minutes ago, DB2point0 said:

And they can’t be biased?

Absolutely they can, but you can't have 250+ teams with identical or fair schedules. Therefore you only take the best records and encourage everyone to play cupcakes or you add a committee to weigh those things out and give us the best teams. 

I think ncaa basketball selection committee usually does pretty good. 

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19 minutes ago, trashyhound said:

Absolutely they can, but you can't have 250+ teams with identical or fair schedules. Therefore you only take the best records and encourage everyone to play cupcakes or you add a committee to weigh those things out and give us the best teams. 

I think ncaa basketball selection committee usually does pretty good. 

There’s not 250 teams.  There’s about 115 I think.  
 

I liked the bcs and the metrics that it used to rank teams.  It took strength of schedule and other things into consideration.  5 p5 champs, top ranked g5 champ then fill the 2 at large spots with the bcs rankings

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Just now, DB2point0 said:

There’s not 250 teams.  There’s about 115 I think.  
 

I liked the bcs and the metrics that it used to rank teams.  It took strength of schedule and other things into consideration.  5 p5 champs, top ranked g5 champ then fill the 2 at large spots with the bcs rankings

250 was fcs and fbs combined. You are correct about 119 big boys. 

I like your formula

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1 minute ago, trashyhound said:

250 was fcs and fbs combined. You are correct about 119 big boys. 

I like your formula

Leave fcs as is.  Any g5 team doesn’t like it they can drop down.  

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13 hours ago, trashyhound said:

Absolutely they can, but you can't have 250+ teams with identical or fair schedules. Therefore you only take the best records and encourage everyone to play cupcakes or you add a committee to weigh those things out and give us the best teams. 

I think ncaa basketball selection committee usually does pretty good. 

Yes! This is an overlooked point.

Like for real, when's the last time there was a major scandal over a team being left out of March Madness? I'm sure it's happened occasionally, but the tourney is structured in such a way as to mitigate the possibility of a worthy competitor being omitted. 

I honestly believe that if we take all conference champs plus a few high-ranked "wildcards," we'll have something far superior to what we have now. 

Will it be perfect? Of course not. But it'll be a damn sight better than the current system.  

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