Time to scrap the bye system? | Ole Miss Sports

The question was posed several times Wednesday to coaches on hand at the pre-SEC tournament presser at the Georgia Dome. Should the league scrap its format that gives SEC tourney byes to the top two teams in each division.

This year the stronger RPI numbers are in the East where as many as five teams could reach the NCAA tournament.

One sheer records, Vanderbilt and Georgia went 9-7 in the league, Tennessee 8-8. West No. 2 seed MSU, which also does not play in today’s opening round after earn the second bye in the division, went 9-7.

The SEC tournament begins at noon CST with Georgia and Auburn. Ole Miss and South Carolina follow at 2:30.

The division format