Last year top 24 got travel money but not hotels. Top 16 gets additional travel money.
The forfeit fee would have to be big if A and AA worlds were in April. Otherwise there is no incentive for teams outside the top 16 to keep playing.
I always thought instead of the conference championship they should have the world series of slowpitch over labor day weekend on the 325 foot fields in Viera. A true slowpitch world series. This would give all teams another world not on stadium fields to play.
I proposed this also but never heard back.