Originally Posted by Cedric
I love March Madness but I think college football usually has a better % of crowning a TRUE national champion than college basketball. One 6 game tournament that relies heavily on luck of your seedings and matchups doesn't seem perfect to me.
Your point is well-taken, Cedric. I have an idea that would help basketball be more accurate in determining a champion, and that would be to make the Sweet 16 Tournament double elimination. The first two rounds would remain one-and-out, but then the double elimination would start after the field was reduced to 16. The current format takes 15 games to go from 16 teams down to 1, where this would take an additional 15-16 games (30-31 total) to go from 16 down to 1. It would certainly make for a long tournament, though, and I suspect that most people would subscribe to the "If it ain't broke..." philosophy.