Originally posted by BirthdayClown:
No sarcasm. I dig brackets, kid. Just use every winner. *edited because 20 teams in each "region" wouldn't work. Stupid math. Maybe just take the first 64 winners and have an N.I.T. tournament with the leftover winners.
But that would put DaveMason in the N.I.T. when he very well could win the real tournament.
I dunno. You figure it out, hotshot.
Okay, how 'bout having an N.I.T. with the last 32 POTM winners. That gives the first 51 winners automatic entry into the real tourney. Then you take the Elite 8 of the N.I.T. and let them into the real tourney. That's 59. Then you can have 5 wildcards.
You can do this in the near future and wait 'til March to do the big one, that way people won't get tired of all the polls.
There has 82 POTM winners. We could wait to do it until September to finish the 7th year of POTM, which would include July and August's winners and give us a total of 84. 54 randomly selected winners will advance to the "first round", whilst the remaining 30 will battle for the final 10 spots through 10 3-way polls, with the winners of those polls going through. Ranking will be random from there, with everything going on as a 64 knockout tourney. Thoughts?