Got this idea to make the CFL even more attractive and it has to do with refining the crossover:
Let's assume the final 2021 west division standings are as follows and the 4th place finisher is record-wise better than the 3rd place finisher in the east...
The process would consist of a 'yes' response from the team owner on whether they want to be the #3 seed in the east. The questioning would begin with the #2 west team and end with the #3 finisher if the questioning gets that far. If the #2 finisher says 'yes' they get to be the #3 seed in the east.
If Winnipeg says 'yes' they'll be the #3 east seed, and Calgary at BC in round 1.
If they say 'no', BC would be asked if they'd like to be the #3 seed. If they say 'yes' BC becomes the #3 seed in the east, and Calgary at Winnipeg in the first round.
If BC says 'no' Calgary becomes the #3 seed and the questioning ends with BC at Winnipeg in round 1.
I'm concerned teams should be rewarded with an easier bracket if the crossover is better. Would your team prefer to be the #3 seed in the east or play a first round game in the west to improve their chances of getting to the Grey Cup? Reward the team that did better...in the proper sequence.