That statement was just made right now unambiguously by the Committee Chair in an ESPN Interview.
What you do by the time it's February/March should count much more than what you did in November/December.
There is no recognition of improvement? There is no acknowledgement of failure to improve?
What's the point then?
I don't agree with that at all, especially for trying predict performance to seed a tournament.
March Michigan would wipe the floor with December Michigan. They are not the same team at all.
That's an arbitrary self-inflicted rule that they can and should change.