Thank you for your input, but despite all the chatter, the West will have the same opportunity as the other three M2 regions. John Eccles, who is an absolute prince & gentleman, is working with the regional tournament host to work the times/days. Williston State appears to be a lock for the first autobid, but the second autobid appears to be a dog fight among UNLV, NAU, & USU. Looking forward to the NAU-UNLV showdown this next weekend.
There is much discussion among many in M2 & M3 to alter the post season format to expand the regionals, & to include more teams, providing more opportunity, in the near future. Options include status quo, 16 team regionals, no national autobids, or 12 team regionals (as the West was attempting to experiment with) & 1 auto-bid.
Looking forward to seeing the best 4 West teams in Columbus.