Also, what about those last handful of teams fighting for the at large spots? Shouldn't their tournament performance be a consideration? Had two closely-rated teams, such as Va Tech and Clemson, met in the ACC tourney, shouldn't the outcome of that game be considered in the equation?
Seems to me that every issue that this proposal addresses adds more equally controversial ones. The only real difference is that we'd see Seth Greenberg whining a week earlier.
Bottom line in my view is that, with the number of at large teams in the tourney, there just isn't much sympathy for those three or four that feel that they were left out improperly. It's not like the committee has kept the steps a team can take to raise its prospects some big secret.
I do think the incorporation of kenpom or some of the other more sophisticated statistical models over the use of the RPI is an idea well past due.