In this Sunday column we looked at March Madness and the four-class tournament. It's difficult to find someone who has embraced the concept and is enthusiastic about what it has done to the brackets and the downstate experience.
"I think most coaches do not like it," Benet coach Gene Heidkamp said. "It really doesn't affect us (because) we're gonna be 4A regardless but the multiplier kind of skews everything. ... If we didn't have the multiplier, it might be different. With the multiplier, all the big private schools are gonna be 4A."
To be sure, the IHSA has a difficult and thankless job, and there are several geographic and economic issues to consider. But teams that are on a state level - in any sport - want to compete against the best. It's hard to see how that happens with talent diluted across four classes.
In the second year of this format, what are your thoughts? How would you fix March Madness?