It bothers me that KSU (and Mich State, Cuse, Others) can lose 10+ and earn a chance at the "playoff." 68 teams are a joke. You shouldn't make the tournament, but sadly, you probably will.
That 1988 KU team that lost 11 games had no business in the NCAA tourney.
KU didn't finish 6th or 7th or worse in the conference.
There is minimal exclusivity to the tournament, and it waters down the regular season when teams can half ass a regular season and still have the same shot at a national title.
Hail to thee our Alma Mater, hail to old KU!