"I think it's creative and I'm happy that Conference USA is trying to be proactive and trying to do something," said ODU head coach Jeff Jones. "Because just doing the same old thing obviously wasn't working. Every year we've had at least five really good teams and yet people nationally, and even people that support Conference USA teams, I don't think clearly understood how good those five or six teams have been. But because the RPI divide was so big between the top and the bottom that just kept weighing teams down. This addresses that divide between the top and the bottom. It's a creative, aggressive, forward-thinking way to help the league, particularly the teams at the top."