I don't care nearly as much about the MWC tournament or the WCC tournament as I do the NCAA tournament.
Just because it is rebuilding year does not make the team "better" this year. No offense, but nobody in their right mind would argue that BYU is better this year than last. It simply is not true. Doing good for a rebuilding year isn't being the #3 team in the country.
Your argument over the number of teams is hysterical to me. Yes, there are more D-1 basketball teams than there are D-1 football teams. So you are saying that Binghampton, Rider and MD Eastern Shore should factor into what we think of our basketball team??? LOL. # of teams is irrelevant. # of relevant teams might matter, but there aren't a significant amount more in basketball than there are is in football. To say that finishing 25th in football is the same as finishing 75th in basketball again make me laugh, but to each his own.