But on the other hand, the team selection for these playoffs has been horrible for the past couple years. Nobody makes a fuss because it's "only" D-II, but, for example, Hillsdale keeps winning the GLIAC and keeps getting snubbed in favor of teams they beat. The lofty ideal of "proving it on the field" hardly ever seems to apply to the D-II regular season. I am not saying they couldn't make some changes for a I-A playoff, but simply pining for the D-II or D-III system kind of ignores the realities of what actually happens in it.
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