View Poll Results: Possible NCAA Tournament Expansion?

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  • Leave it at 65

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  • Expand the field, but only by a small amount

    14 23.73%
  • Change it to 128

    4 6.78%
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    The Cedar Rapids Gazette had an article on Monday about a possible expansion on the Field of 65. The committee is seriously considering expanding the field to 128 teams. My personal opinion is that they should leave it at 65, and if they want to expand it, they should only add a few teams. This could be done rather easily, by adding 7 opening round games, 2 for each bracket. This would expand the field to 72 teams. But i feel if they are going to make an expansion of this magnitude, they may as well just let every D-1 team in. What do you think?


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    my personal opinion on this is simple....let every single division 1 team in the torney....get rid of conference tournaments and then for the first few rounds until the field gets to 64 have the games at the home sites of higher seeded teams. and also the higher seeded teams would get a bye....so higher seeded teams would have to win 8 games to win the title and lower seeded teams would have to win 9 games...what do you guys think of this idea?



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    My initial reaction to expanding the tourney is that you take away the value of the regular season.

    Not sure I would like all regular season games to have the importance of the practice.


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    What's wrong with the way it is now?



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    the problem is the bubble teams that are not getting in....george mason for example...most thought they shouldnt of been in to begin with...look what they did...then there is hofsta....beat george mason twice this season but didnt make the tourney....expanding the tournament would make it so every deserving team is in



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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(goclones&#33;&#33; &#064; 06&#045;26&#045;06 8&#58;06 pm) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'> my personal opinion on this is simple....let every single division 1 team in the torney....get rid of conference tournaments and then for the first few rounds until the field gets to 64 have the games at the home sites of higher seeded teams. and also the higher seeded teams would get a bye....so higher seeded teams would have to win 8 games to win the title and lower seeded teams would have to win 9 games...what do you guys think of this idea?

    [/b][/quote] The conference tournaments are FAR, FAR more exciting than the early rounds of a 128 team national tournament would be. The 1 vs. 16 seed games are usually a route, what do you think 1 vs. 32 games would look like?



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    Plus the thing that stinks about pro sports is the regular season games don&#39;t mean anything. With a 128 team tournament, just about every major conference team would get a bid. College hoops is exciting because ESPN starts focusing in on bubble teams at the end of January- games during February have meaning. Go to a 128 tournament and college hoops will turn into the NBA where no one watches the regular season, they just pay attention to the playoffs.



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    but remember a 16 seed in a tourney with every team would be a lot better than the current system since you got teams from piece of crap conferences makin the tournament...thats another big reason i dont like the tournament set up now...why not just pick THE BEST 65 teams



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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(goclones&#33;&#33; &#064; 06&#045;26&#045;06 10&#58;17 pm) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'> the problem is the bubble teams that are not getting in....george mason for example...most thought they shouldnt of been in to begin with...look what they did...then there is hofsta....beat george mason twice this season but didnt make the tourney....expanding the tournament would make it so every deserving team is in

    [/b][/quote]



    That was the argument for going to 64 teams in the first place. Unless you let everyone in, there will still be bubble teams, and the associated controversy.



    I believe that letting too many teams into the tournament will lessen the importance of the regular season. And, there is a certain excitement surrounding the selection process. Leave things the way that they are.



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    Expanding is an awful idea. I will cry if they do this.



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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(isucy86 &#064; 06&#045;26&#045;06 10&#58;40 pm) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'> The 1 vs. 16 seed games are usually a route,
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    If you noticed, these games are getting closer and closer. The day is coming, when a #16 knocks off a #1.



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    Why have a season then? Just one big ol&#39; tournement with everyone in.....bad idea



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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(benjay &#064; 06&#045;27&#045;06 7&#58;36 am) Quoted post</div><div class='quotemain'> Expanding is an awful idea. I will cry if they do this. [/b][/quote]



    Agreed. This is stupid. 128 teams would be very stupid. That is too many tourney games to go undefeated and it makes the regular season seem unimportant.


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    What is the worst seed to ever make the finals of the NCAA tournament? That should be proof enough to say DO NOT EXPAND. Until a 16 seed makes it to the final 4, there is no reason to expand.



    If anything, they could expand the NIT.


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