With the first weekend of March Madness underway, there has been plenty of talk regarding Power 5 (P5) Conferences versus non-P5 schools. Many sports analysts believe the P5 schools have an advantage in making the NCAA MBB tournament and when it comes to seeding in the tournament.
Read these articles:
http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/college/acc/article139198713.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/march-madness-day-2-recap-power-conference-dominance-sets-up-second-round-showdowns-042714662.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
If you are unfamiliar with the term P5, read this article to familiarize yourself. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-reed/big-five-have-changed-col_b_5725772.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
The P5 schools earned $6 billion dollars last year compared to a mere $4 billon for ALL of the other schools combined.
Do you think March Madness favors P5 schools? Why or why not? If you think they do, what solutions do have to create parity for all schools? What are things FGCU can do to improve our likelihood of being selected to the NCAA tournament as an at-large bid.
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