Never Too Early to Look Ahead So I was bored and reading through the OFFL boards, and they have a big discussion going as to how they are going to set things up for NCAA 10. Seems like a good time to toss out some ideas here as well. Here is my thought on how we can do things for next year. Each player sends a pm to Drifter listing the 12 league owners in rank order of perceived skill. For example, I send Drifter - 1. OM (totally making that up for example purposes, I know he's totally overrated), 2. Blah blah ....12. Bruce (I TOTALLY let you win yesterday). Drifter will then compile the lists and come out with the "consensus ranking." We then break the list into three groups, #1-4, #5-8, #9-12. The last group gets together and votes on which of the three pre-selected conferences they want to be. Let's say they decide on Big 12 South. Now #12 gets first pick, and selects Texas. #11 takes Oklahoma, etc. After they have picked their conference, that middle group picks their conference and again picks in reverse order of rank. The "top ranked" group gets the last conference and picks in reverse order. So the #1 seed gets fourth pick in the third conference. I think doing it this way would lead to some really competitive conference races year in and year out. And hopefully no mismatches where one guy is clearly in trouble in his conference. Now admittedly, that last conference will probably dominate the first conference in early season games, but let's face it, that happens now anyway. And with the four "bullies" beating each other up routinely, it might lead to some spreading of the wealth... The downside, of course, is that people's feelings could get hurt a bit when they see the rankings. But the great thing about this league is that everyone is really in it to have a good time, and I can't see anyone having an immature little meltdown when they come out #8 and they feel like they should be #6. Anyway, I think it could work if we implement it right. Thoughts?