Originally Posted by mdccclxix
That looks like a good bracket from the NCAA tourney. There are several horrible games football wise, though. IMO, these national arrangements will be laughed at and demolished within 5 years, especially if their other sports will have to put up with this travel.
Nine potential tourney teams.
As for football, I hear a lot about travel costs, etc... but that isn't important right now. Everyone outside of the ACC, B1G, B12, P10, and SEC is in a scramble to become the most relevant conference of the have nots. With the new playoff and bowl structure, you've got every incentive to maximize SoS and try to monopolize the one at large bowl bid. Otherwise, it's a toss up between everyone outside of the big 5. That's why you won't see UC joining the MAC or some other