I have no actually knowledge how a certain classification affects ALL sports at a college or university.
As I said, Lehigh could leave everything the way it is right now. Winning a Patriot League championship, followed by a token playoff appearance made possible by an automatic bid, might be the goal Lehigh wants to offer its athletes. I just find it sad any institution would choose to place limits on the efforts of its students and coaches. That’s not very exciting, enticing, challenging, for anyone.