In real life a team goes to the NIT automatically if they win their conference regular season and don't make the big dance (usually small conference schools that lose in their conference tournament). This is what I'd like to see implemented. Also while it is no longer required that a team be above .500 (this was a requirement until maybe 2006) no team has ever made the NIT with a record under .500. I know this game is not real life, but the basic question is the same: Do you want the best teams in the postseason regardless of record (and often the bigger conference teams are better, especially in this game), or do you want to reward small schools for having good to great seasons? I don't know if there is a right or wrong answer, just personal preference. I kind of favor getting smaller schools in. Spreads the money around (granted a very little bit more) and gives coaches at the mid-major level a chance to keep playing when they probably don't make the postseason every year like some Big 6 schools do. I know with an A+ prestige school I'd be disgusted with a PIT berth and would just as well not be in the postseason anyway, so might as well give it to the mid-major who would be somewhat excited by it. And yes, that means 14-13 could get a team to the NT, while 13-14 would mean no post season, but really, if you schedule 10 wins out of conference and can't go 4-13 in conference, including the conference tournament, I don't think you deserve a postseason bid anyway.