Originally Posted by Danny Serafini
You're looking at 19 games, not 17. 12 game season + conference title game + 6 games in the tournament. They're not going to drop to 11 games in the regular season because they're not going to cut out a game's worth of revenue.
Such a format would render conference title games essentially meaningless; reason #85 why this plan wouldn't even make it to the drawing board