View Poll Results: Should they expand the NCAA Tournament

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  • Yes. Expand to 128 teams

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  • Yes. Add a play-in game in each region.

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  • No. Subtract the play-in game.

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  • Yes. Make sure each conference gets 2 bids

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    Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    I just saw a commercial thing with Jim Boeheim, and he did the traditional "We need to fin a way to expand this tournament" thing that excluded coaches seem to find a way to put out there.

    Bob Knight last week on ESPN talked about getting rid of automatic qualifiers (probably having Cleveland State flashbacks still), and expanding the field to 128 teams.

    Someone had the idea of a play-in game for each region.

    What do you think?


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    Re: Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    hard to do with the NIT still there. if you expand it, dump the NIT. Else, it works fine now (also helps that we are in the B12 and would probably get in more often than not when on the bubble)



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    Re: Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    If you're going to expand it, why not just put EVERYONE in the tournament. 2 more rounds, and you could have virtually every D1 bball team.

    It would devalue the regular season that much more, and it's already fairly worthless.



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    Re: Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    Not to mention it would devalue the conference tournaments too....



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    Re: Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    Not to mention, it would take forever to fill out my tourney brackets.



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    Re: Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Not to mention, it would take forever to fill out my tourney brackets.
    Subtle, but down right hilarious when you actually think about it.

    Im in favor of 4 play-in games. At least that would sorta squash a little of the on the bubble debates out there.


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    Re: Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    64 eams should be it. Earn it or go home.


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    Re: Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    I don't want Basketball to end up like Football where a 6-6 team can still get into a bowl thats ridiculous. Drop the play in game you are taking away the fun for the small teams. And why did they start playing the small conferences championship game in big arenas it takes the fun out of whatching Championship week ( I thought it was rather boring)


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    Re: Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    If you're going to expand it, why not just put EVERYONE in the tournament. 2 more rounds, and you could have virtually every D1 bball team.

    It would devalue the regular season that much more, and it's already fairly worthless.
    Just run it like Iowa BB tourneys. Everyone plays in.

    The regular season is there to build and develop your team, but everyone plays in the tourney.



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    Re: Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    I think something needs to get done. I forgot who, but someone on ESPN said they have added 100 teams to D1 since the last expansion (not counting the 65th expansion) Either they need to expand or limit D1 schools.



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    Re: Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    I think expansion is just a way to try to take pressure off of coaches. I would agree that expectations for coaches get out of whack, but it would just change them to a different level.

    So what if the 40th best team gets left out of it's shot to win the title? In football, the 3rd best team doesn't get a shot either.



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    Re: Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneTony View Post
    I don't want Basketball to end up like Football where a 6-6 team can still get into a bowl thats ridiculous. Drop the play in game you are taking away the fun for the small teams. And why did they start playing the small conferences championship game in big arenas it takes the fun out of whatching Championship week ( I thought it was rather boring)
    Over 50% of DI FB teams get to go "bowling". As it stands, less than 20% of DI BB teams get to go "dancing". Expanding to 128 would mean about 40% of DI BB teams would be invited to the dance. I am all for 128!



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    Re: Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    I think they should add more teams and use the NIT as the losers bracket. 128 teams first round winners advance to NCAAs and the losers play in NIT.



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    Re: Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    I think they should add more teams and use the NIT as the losers bracket. 128 teams first round winners advance to NCAAs and the losers play in NIT.

    Wow, that's a really cool concept. I like that idea.



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    Re: Should they expand the tournament? w/poll

    This is the first I've heard of the idea of the play-in game in each region, but I kinda like it. Otherwise, leave it as it is.



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