Conferences with the best winning percentage get slots in the Big Dance accordingly....Top two conferences get six teams, next two get five teams, next two four, etc., on down to lone bid conferences.
Teams that win those leagues, regular season, are in, automatically. The conference tournament decides the other bids. For example, Kentucky and Alabama win the SEC East and West, but those two don't play in the tourney and the remaining bids go to the tourney finalists. If the SEC gets five bids, than the semifinal losers play each other for the third (or fifth) bid. If the SEC gets six bids, then all four semifinalists are in with the regular season winners.
The only conferences that decide everything based on their tourney are the lone bid conferences, and it is their choice.
This way, teams know going in what they have to do to get in. This "bubble" BS is gone. You don't have to compare Team A's five "quality" wins over Team B's five "quality" wins, when all 10 games were under different circumstances and against different opponents.
Edited by Meat, 21 November 2009 - 11:53 AM.