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[Commissioner Mike] Slive said the conference office will present ideas to coaches and athletics directors about a 12-team league without divisions and how to schedule. Most conferences don't have divisions in basketball, and there's a feeling by some that the SEC's structure gives a false picture of its best teams to the NCAA Tournament selection committee. [...] Slive said he has no preconceived notion about whether to scrap divisions. The catalyst to consider the possibility was having nationally-ranked teams play in the opening round of the SEC Tournament with better records than some teams on byes, he said.