Mid-Major vs. Top 64

Herd Approved* Copyright ESPN    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. 

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2 thoughts on “Mid-Major vs. Top 64

  1. I’m going to disagree. The whole point of those positions is to give smaller schools an actual chance. They know they most likely won’t win the whole thing, but just making it to the tournament is their big accomplishment. It might make for more intense and closer games if you took the best teams. If you did that though, teams like Radford still would not have ever made the NCAA tournament to this day. Those bigger and more popular schools have made it plenty of times and will continue to have a much better shot at making it, why not give those smaller schools a shot at the big show? It’s their so called “15 mins of fame” and to take that away is a pretty shitty thing to do.

  2. I totally agree, I love the mid-major Radford type playing their hearts out for a chance at the NCAA tourny. I just thought he made a decent argument. Thought this would be a good debate to put on the web. R U !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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