jknezek, do you believe that UWO desires to schedule 3 non D3 schools? Do you believe UWW wants to play Waldorf? In effect, the "reward" you are anxious to give to TLU for scheduling up is equally a punishment to kids from other programs that couldn't fill a schedule w D3 opponents for reasons out of their control.
At the end of the day we end up with a less competitive playoff field because scheduling up needs instant gratification.
If you punish teams for scheduling UWO or UWW OOC do you think UWO or UWW will play anyone BUT non D3 opponents in OOC games? You'll only get Waldorf or SDST since no one else will have a reason to play you.
In the end, TLU is an acceptable team for the playoffs. There are worse teams in the tournament and there are probably better teams at home, but TLU isn't a bad choice. It's not a sop to them for playing UMHB, it's a team that went 9-0 and lost to an elite, something that 28 other teams in the tournament would probably do as well. Maybe not lose as bad, but lose all the same.
I get that you are hung up on the MOV numbers. I can't blame you. TLU got buried. But the D3 tournament is inclusive. UWO had their shot to be included by winning the WIAC, TLU had their shot to be included through Pool B. I think Centre should have been the B as well. But I still think TLU, hypothetically first on the table from the South, gets in through C at some point.