Posted by OC Hoops on February 12, 2017 at 11:01:48:
A possible reason for the .500 record or better requirement is that division placement is now based on a success factor. Member schools have questioned teams with sub .500 record gaining entry to the playoffs. Additionally, the selection committee now doesn't have to decide which non automatic qualifiers to eliminate when over 32 teams are eligible for a division. I imagine it is not easy to say Team A with a 6-20 record is better than Team B with a 7-19 record or vice versa. The profit factor is not that great when you consider the cost of running a game in the playoffs with low interest/attendance.
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