Quote from: IC798891 on Today at 09:12:18 AMQuote from: Kira & Jaxon's Dad on Yesterday at 12:54:47 PMQuote from: joelmama on Yesterday at 11:56:11 AMWouldn't a good solution be to have the HCAC and OAC merge into a 16 team league with two 8 team divisions (move Wilmington to HCAC division and have a couple of crossovers each year?
Wouldn't they lose an automatic playoff berth then? The 2nd place team would not be guaranteed a spot. I don't believe the NCAA would recognize it as two separate conferences/divisions/playoff births.
Yeah, I think this came up when people suggested the E8 and LL do the same. Why lose an autobid over this?
The reason to do it would be if both conferences thought they might lose schools in the next five years or so. We definitely will continue to lose small colleges, and it will almost certainly accelerate. Whether that's the right move for these two conferences is not in the scope of my post.