No other sport plays "if" games. I doubt softball will ever get on tv again but it will never get on tv with "if" games.
College now has a best of 3 series but the team coming out of the loser bracket starts on equal footing with the undefeated team in fastpitch and college baseball.
MLB and NBA all start the next series on equal footing except for home field advantage. So give the undefeated slowpitch team home field or choice of home.
The thing in the conference is each of the top teams will come out of the loser's bracket just as many times as they come out of the winners bracket so it will all equal out.
And it would give those lower level teams a chance.
But I'm good with it the way it is with the "if" game but I would prefer a true championship.