What if I told you there was a team from the Mid-American conference that entered their conference tournament going undefeated in the conference, and 26-3 overall. They eventually lose in their conference tournament final by four points and finish their season 15-1 in their conference and 28-4 overall and they do not make the tournament! That team is the Bowling Green women's basketball team. They were discussing this today on ESPN radio in Indianapolis. Which leads me to another conclusion regarding automatic bids.
I think, from a lot of discussion from Lance McCallister and from watching a lot of basketball that the automatic bids should be given to the conference regular season champions rather than the tournament champion. If the committee is really looking at the body of work then what better criteria than how they played the regular season. What do you think? I think this will make the field of 64 much stronger.