Earlier this year
New Finals Format Options
10 teams in a competition can make it awkward in terms of the structure of the finals for the league. What do people think would be the best way to manage things?
To my mind - having a final 4, with 10 teams in the competition restricts things too much, with too many teams missing out on finals action, while expanding to 6 teams in the finals seems to reward teams too low in the ranking.
Making the finals still needs to be a special achievement and having 6 out of 10 just doesn't seem like that.
What I'd prefer.
Season ends. Teams 4 and 5 immediately play a small elimination round to determine the ultimate fourth seed lasting no more than 1 week (1 to 3 games).
This allows the other teams time to deal with any in season injuries, and prepare for finals, without their down period stretching on so long as to become a disadvantage.
Finals then proceed as they are now with the final 4.
So 5 in, 5 out, 4&5 play a brief qualifying/elimination round at the close of the season for the 4th seed.