- Apr 19, 2009
That sounds good on the surface, and it would definitely benefit us because we would be no where close to an at large with a .500 A10 record anyway, but I don't think it should be a hard line disqualification. Every game should be weighted the same between conference and non conference and of course non balanced conference schedules make a difference as well. A team with a 13-0 non con record and an 8-10 conference record would be left out even if they have enough quality wins to be included. That same team could also be in the toughest conference in the country and had to play the top 4 teams twice while another team could finish 9-9 and only played the top teams once at home. That doesn't mean that they have to pick teams with 14 losses and weak resumes, but I think they should have the option to choose a 21-10 (8-10) team if the numbers support it.I have always thought there should be a rule that you must finish .500 or better in your conference schedule to be considered for an at-large bid.