In theory, that is correct.But it will make scheduling easier. So now you get games like Marion Local vs Wapak because Wapak doesn't have to be as worried about getting enough playoff points to make the top 8. More often than not, they're gonna have enough to make the top 16. Now that it's top 16, there's absolutely no reason why a WBL school shouldn't be playing a MAC school in Week 1. We're going to get better non-conference matchups because of it, thus enhancing the regular season.
However, most folks, myself included, believe the top 12 would also have accomplished the same mission.
It will be interesting moving forward though how this plays out schedule-wise.
The age old argument is that small schools state that big ones wont play them because of points.
The big schools say the same thing.
We shall see just how true that is or if both just use that excuse in scheduling but in reality the smaller one doesnt want to run the risk of getting beat up, and the bigger school doesnt want the embarrassment of losing to a school 2-3 divisions smaller.
If I had to guess, I would say it is 50-50 on the TRUE reasoning why some of those matchups dont happen.