Magic number for hoops leagues: 10
For a basketball-driven conference, the number 10 is perfect.
That lineup allows for a true round-robin schedule of 18 league games. As nonconference games are tough to find, more conference games are a must.
Alignment started at the top, but the trickle-down to the lower level of Division I has actually streamlined a number of conferences for the 2013-14 season that seems to be met with a sense of starting anew -- for the better.
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