I'm curious who the team is in the original post that has 11 5-star guys on their roster?! Wow! Seriously, who was that? Don't think that's for real.
Anyway, I found this a curious read because I'm in the acc in Iba. I have been to the finals twice, final four once more and elite eight multiple times in the last 8 seasons. I cannot win it all because I have lost 11 early entries in 4 seasons, 3 sophomores. I have had 1 senior in 3 seasons, and he was the lowest rated player on my team.
Being able to recruit the best in this game is a blessing and a curse...
Just like in real life, the best to to a handful of schools, and just like in real life, the best go pro early.
Just like in real life, those who recruit the best have more recruiting abilities. Just like in real life, teams that play together longer tend to have a slight advantage come tourney time to the young guys. They really need to tweak this because whoever loses the least amount of ee's wins e tourney, that's a lot of luck. I have 6 freshmen this year, so no way I'll win it soon. By their junior season, it'll be about who sticks around. If I get lucky, I'll win it all. If another great team does, he will.
One major issue I agree with here is that they need to fire high prestige schools that under perform much quicker. The problem is a few of these coaches will quit and they'll lose customers. I think it needs to happen.
One thing I disagree with is baseline prestige is too big of a component. Georgia tech isn't a top baseline as far as I know (wasn't great when ingot there), but I regularly out recruit duke, Unc, and others because I have built up the prestige.