I have noticed over the course of the past four or five seasons, in multiple D1 World's a growing trend that bugs the crap out of me, AND I hope other people as well. This is not aimed at anyone specifically, just an observation developed over time.
Great Coaches are building up programs to A- to A+ status, and then leaving for lower elite programs (ACC for ACC, or Big East lets say), but a team with C- to C team status. I believe they are doing this to raise Conference RPI, or even boredom sets in and the Elite Program no longer satisfies them.
But to us, who have labored long and hard to build our Reputations to C+, but lesser resume's they are eliminating us from advancing further. I know several Coaches who fall in this group, and we have discussed the slow burn that is building that Elites leave Elites, for Elites and we cannot advance because the A+ with resume, will beat a C+ with resume every time.
WIS, I propose a simple change in job application process. If a Coach from an A+ program applies for a lower program (let's say C- for arguments sake), the program he leaves falls in reputation to one level above the program he goes to(or a C in this example). If he drops back a level (D1 back to any D2 program) he also drops the team he leaves reputation. There needs to be some policy to keep Elite Conferences from Cherry Picking Coaches by virtue of raising their low level programs above the Coaches pool looking to advance.