I was listening to Colin Cowherd the other day and he made a point worth listening too. Cowherd wants to get rid of the , i.e… North Dakota St, Portland St, & Robert Morris’s of the world. And take the 64 top teams, he said ” I’d rather watch Duke vs. Cincinnati, than watch duke vs. coastal carolina roast beef tech”. *
And to a point i agree, of course that would mean no Radford in the tourny. Herd said he had no problem with the 8- 12 seeds. It was the 13-16 seeds that he wanted to see changed, and as much i love watching the little schools. Those 1 vs 16, 2 vs 15, 3 vs 14, & 4 vs 13 seeds aren’t that exciting to watch. Why not take the top 64 teams in the tourny, and if teams like Butler, Davidson, or Western Kentucky are in the top 64 they are in. It will give the mid-major teams more incentive to play powerhouse big boys.or the bottom of the pack big boys.
Then take the mid-major tournament winners & reg season winners place them in the NIT, and they will get a chance to play ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East teams anyway. But now they might have a actual chance of winning a game. Just a thought to ponder.