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Top 3 teams get a bye. In my perfect world example Ohio St would not be left out .
5 Florida St @ 4 Oregon
10 N Illinois @ 6 Louisville
9 Utah St @ 8 Tulsa
11 Arkansas St @ 7 Boise St
This is set up like the old big ten basketball tournament when we had 11 teams
You would actually need the top 5 to get byes....while the bottom 6 play "first round" games. That way the 3 winners of the first round games, round out the 8 teams in the quarterfinals. Your current format would put 7 teams in the next round, and you want to avoid odd numbers in tournament brackets if possible.
4&5 do get a bye but i did say big ten tournament style. Kind of went without saying
Naw, if you're going to do it in this format, you give 5 teams a bye, and let 10 teams play week one. That way, you can include the Big 12 winner Kansas State, and give 4 teams an at-large bid. Having the at-large bids is crucial, otherwise Notre Dame couldn't get in, and teams like Stanford, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Clemson, etc. would be kept out in favor of teams like Utah St. and Tulsa.
EDIT: Never mind, I just found a fatal flaw in the plan. Whoops. I guess you can change the numbers around, and give 4 teams a bye, and let 8 teams play week one. I suppose that would include the Big 12 though...
This post was edited by chimpape 16 months ago
Ok I totally forgot Kansas st and the big12
The reason and problem is ND. 11 conference champions. You need everyone in a conference and base the number format based off the # of conferences which will be changing
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