Before anyone drops out, we should see how this season goes. For next season, I like the idea of tweaking it so that conferences have a commissioner that gets the participating members of the conference ranked among themselves, however they like, then gives the rankings to dacj by a certain date (e.g. before the non-conference schedule starts). If someone screws up and schedules a game in the first 5, then the conference commissioner can line up a substitute.
Looking at my own schedule for next season: holy crap! What was I thinking? So that leads me to agree with llamanunts & mmt - that the seeding should not have #1 seeds only playing other #1s. To make it easy on dacj, the seedings should just be automatic based on each conference's prior season performance. So, the conferences would be ranked 1-6 based on prior season win totals (relegation entrants, if any, automatically #6). Then the assignments have the top 2 conferences play top to bottom, down to the top conference and the bottom playing inverted schedules, and in the middle mixed. I can't think this all the way through right now, but either there is an easy and elegant way to assign it or someone could create an inscrutable excel spreadsheet that would assign it without dacj having to do a ton of work each season.