I posted something similar in another thread but wanted to start a new one to get opinions.
I've put together two 8-team brackets, one for 3A and one for 2A using the current IdahoSports RPI.
Both would be much better tournaments with every game having potential to be competitive.
I believe the state should consider shortening the tournament to 3 weeks and make the regular season 1 week longer which would result in a 9 week regular season. It was mentioned that a longer season has been talked about but it's hard to find that many games. So, my solution would be to seed the tournament with the 5 conference champions plus 3 at large, and then take all the other teams and match them up with a school that has a similar record for their final game of the season. This would virtually eliminate the 'for sure' blowouts in the first round, and give most schools an opportunity for a competitive game the final week of the season.
There is nothing more frustrating to most schools than to see a 1-7 team playing an 8-0 team in the first round. What if the 1-7 team was able to play another 1-7 or 0-8 team for their final game? Much more appealing, IMO.
And it's hard to argue that the two brackets posted below don't look very enticing.
Would be two great tournaments. All of this is easily doable following the 8th week of the season. And not to mention that making the tournament now has a lot more meaning every week of the season.