With all the selection preoccupation with NET and SOS metrics, would you be in favor of the A10 implementing an upper division and lower division concept (with more PC-friendly names of course). I haven't heard this floated by the league, but it's worth considering to qualify more teams for the Dance.
In essence, the top seven fishers are in the upper division and the bottom seven are in the lower division. Play your division foes twice and the other division teams once. It makes for 19 games, but the reality is that A10 teams have a tough time scheduling top P5 teams that would boost an NCAA profile, and it would help the better teams with better positioning for the tourney (more Quad 1 and 2 win opportunities, for instance). If that means we have a better shot to make the dance I am for that. We just drop an Alabama A&M from our schedule.
Put up or shut up, division-wise based on the prior year results. I'd bet that that could have positioned Davidson better for consideration this year, for instance and gives you one more edge for the selection committee - "they finished fourth in the tough [fill in PC name] division of the A-10, and are battle tested and ready for the dance..."
Also, I'd prefer a hybrid approach of playing everyone once (no rivalry double-ups) and then pairing with a similar conference out west where every other year you travel for a 3 game trip. In theory that messes up your home/away splits but you can fix that with the rest of the OOC scheduling.