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Re: Interesting basketball schedule idea
Sounds like a great idea. As such, they probably won’t do it.
CBS’ Norlander reports 22 of the 32 DI conferences “have been receptive to an ambitious [MBB] scheduling concept that would introduce back-to-back non-league games played just a few weeks prior to Selection Sunday" with the goal of pitting NCAA Tournament candidates, in addition to bona fide bubble teams, against one another. “What's more, there would be an array of games between schools fighting to improve their NCAA tourney resumes. … The matchups would be decided by an algorithm that would ensure the best teams play the best teams. The games wouldn't be determined until the end of January. Think of it like a mini-Selection Sunday within the regular season. You could even build a television show around it. … It’s ‘Bracket Busters’ on steroids.” WAC Commissioner Thornton, who came up with the idea: “It's a home and away [setup], regardless of conference affiliation, regardless of ranking, the best teams are playing 'like' matchups. A Quad 2 team plays Quad 2 team. It's merit-based. You earn your way in. … You get two great games you wouldn't be able to get on your own." Coaches and ADs are set to discuss the idea at upcoming spring meetings https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/college-basketball-rankings-creighton-cracks-top-10-after-summit-league-player-of-year-commits-to-bluejays/