i don't think you realize how bad most conference champions are. Outside the top 10 or so conferences, the other 20 conference winners are generally really really bad. so in the end you end up with a higher ratio of bad teams to good teams, and in the end you're just left with lots of bad basketball.There's still a chance of a low seed knocking off a top seed....so it would be pretty much just as much of a crapshoot....you're effectively just saying all 1-4 seeds get an automatic bye....and those teams hardly ever lose in the first round anyway....well...this year not withstanding....usually 1 or 2 3/4 seeds lose a year...and to lose to such an inferior team means you have some pretty big team issues and probably deserve to lose anyway
Originally Posted by GoingFor#5
I'm just not sure a) that there's a problem with the 64 team based format and b) that your solution would fix it
things to do this weekend:
1) watch duke
2) chip in to iron dukes for the average cost of one cleaning bill for "gatorade stain removal"