After that last post, the light bulb just went off in my head...
Thanks Old Man and Ralph for staying on the subject long enough for me to figure it out... LOL
Reading the past few posts I just figured out what my problem is with the D-III system. Other then teams moving from one region to another for the NCAA tournament I'm OK with how it is set up. The fundamental problem I'm having... is not the games against nationally ranked teams... but with how the quality points are awarded for games against teams within each region.
So now that I'm in the light on this... LOL
I'm done with the national conversation about playing games... although I still think a non-regon game against a nationally ranked team should give some points... Lets look at it from a regional point of view. Because as Ralph ALWAYS points out
, this is where everythng happens in D-III.
The way the points are alotted for wins and losses is the problem... you get more points (8) for winning at HOME to a team with a win percentage under .333 then you do for losing on the road to a team with an over .667 win percentage (7).
This is what is out of whack... there is NO incentive for teams to play tough in -region schedules... there needs to be a change in the points awarded based on teams final records. This would give incentive for teams to play upgraded schedules within their regions. And would make the strong teams within a region more popular opponents for weak teams. That may cut down on travel to distant in region and out of region games... meaing less lost class time... that fits into the D-III philosophy.
I won't give any examples, but as it is now... teams can be rewarded for playing weak schedules. And when you question it you're dismissed with being told to win the games. While that is a good point... the strength of the opponents needs to be brought into the mix more of those in region
Change the points awarded so that playing against a team with an over .667 WP (win or lose) means more then any win against a sub .333 WP team.
Ralph, What do you think... is this a more palatable position then what I've tried to say on the national level? From working in D-I for 20 years I got lost and was trying to make a regional point with a national example... becasue that is what I work in daily...
Its nice to be in the light... LOL