Is the home-and-home conference series every season just tradition that can't stand up to the test of times or is it critical to determining a true on-court champion for seeding and ranking? I've alway thought the home-and-home series distinguished basketball from football in a good way because it was less likely that strength of schedule in the conference determines outcome. With every expansion there a fewer home-and-home series so luck of the schedule draw becomes an unavoidable factor. Even with pods to accomodate TX and OK luck will play a greater part of the outcome based on the perennial strength of blue bloods and second tier teams in the pod. Clearly, this change is driven mostly for football. At least we may be playing every team during the season - or maybe not. Hopefully it works out best for all how ever the schedule is structured.