Quote Originally Posted by ElCid View Post
And you shouldn't. My point just a general concept one about a level path to the championship and not directed to any team or conf. I'm not sure if you would have had the same success if you had zero byes, but maybe.
It's like that in pretty much any postseason in any sport. Teams with the better regular season get homefield advantage in the NFL, get more homes games in a series in MLB, the NBA, the NHL, get to play lower seeds in pretty much any NCAA championship event or tennis or in Olympic team sports moving from group play to knockout stage. You would really devalue the regular season for upper echelon teams in the MVFC, Big Sky, CAA, etc if you took away the incentive to shoot for a high seed.