- Apr 21, 2009
I always love this debate. So, if we kick them out, who becomes the bottoms dwellers that we will want to kick out next? Will you be happy with a league that can beat VCU all the time and then maybe VCU becomes the bottom dweller? Or maybe we have a league where everyone goes 9-9. All leagues have teams that are perpetually poor. Let's face it, if we lose to any team in the A-10 maybe except for Dayton, it hurts any chances of a bid. We are faced with having to be the best house in a poor neighborhood every year. Tearing down a few of those bungalows will not help elevate us. At our level we cannot have a league full of VCU's/Dayton's.
If you are pushing top half teams into the bottom half of the conference then you are doing something right regarding conference strength. The jury is still out regarding Loyola - Chicago as they have only been in the A-10 for a year, but I would take Wichita State in a second in order to make the A-10 stronger. What you don't want to do is add teams that start in the bottom half of the league and stay there. fmason certainly has fit that bill to date. They are entering their 11th season in the A-10 and have an overall conference record of 73-99.