College Football is the only other NCAA sport that strategically tries to favor the power 5 conferences, and they do this with a 4 team playoff. Basketball sometimes has a small mid-major win the 1st round tournament game, but they don't win the national title (sorry Butler, so close). Is it good for the sport of XC to NAU, Iona, Portland schools (to be honest the rest of the country have never heard of) be the flagship for the sport. Wouldn't it be better to have Oregon, Arkansas, etc win larger alumni base and marketing potential help spread word of the sport. Sure its fun to see a small guy, win, but they don't promote the sport like the big schools.