So I thought of a scheme to fix the flawed playoff system and ensure only the best teams get a crack at the title, while the mediocre ones go home. Here it is:
So, for example, if the season ended today (Feb. 11), the bottom two Eastern Conference teams ( , 21-26; , 22-29) would be replaced as the 7th and 8th seeds in the East, respectively, by ninth place Houston (30-20) and tenth place (28-22). Washington (24-25) would remain as the 6th seed in the East because no other Western teams have records of .500 or above. This could create a potentially exciting last game of the season for a team that's one game below .500. We'd have to think of a name for it -- something like the ".500 Death Match" except better.
Now isn't that better?
Next week, Vigo takes on the BCS!