Here's one idea: Announce the eight play-in participants before Selection Sunday and have them play on Monday. At the time of the announcement, we won't even need to know who the schools are, just which conference champions will be matched up against which.
Originally Posted by Olympic Fan
You can't do this if you make the at-large teams play the play-in games because some of their tournaments will naturally finish on Selection Sunday or late Saturday evening. But most of the smaller conferences finish their tournaments a week early or more.
You're not detracting from Selection Sunday because the teams involved are conference champions; we already know they're in.
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