Well. My turn.
I would be in for lengthening the season to 10 games, then qualify the top 32 teams in each class. Best of all worlds.
Some of us remember the Cluster System, and the Points System before that. Both were perceived as flawed. The Cluster was only planned for a two year cycle because the All In was coming down the track. The problem people had with the Cluster System was that if you lost to a cluster team in the regular season, that could keep you out of the tournament. In my opinion, what a better way to put importance on regular season games. No taking it easy there.
Now the Points System was another matter. We can thank South Bend St. Joe for the demise of that. They went undefeated like two years in a row and didn't make the playoffs because their opponents "points" didn't add up to enough for them to beat out some other teams in their "district.' The first year Jimtown made the tournament they wouldn't have went unless Wes-Del lost a game. If both teams went undefeated, Wed-Del would have acquired more points. First go-around for Indiana, and it wasn't the greatest, but it did create the tournament.
Now. If this happens, this thread will morph from "Who is best playing who is second best in the first round," to "That's not fair how the qualifiers were chosen." We will have gone a full circle back to the early '70's. 🙂 Albeit with better technology so we will probably do a better job. But it won't be perfect. There will still be a lot of complaints, and that's what this forum is about. Discussion.
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