But I sure could have.
The NCAA's response in shorthand: we don't have a view on it because our members haven't told us to take one. As I pointed out, the DOJ is missing the idea of the NCAA as a member services organization, as opposed to a separate, self-governing entity.
Bold prediction: Someone (probably Tom Dienhardt or Andrew Zimbalist) will scream bloody murder about how the NCAA could quit licensing the games, thus forcing schools to come to the table. They also could get the schools not at the table (presumptively the smaller schools) to vote for a playoff, but the elephant in the room is the less than implied threat of some schools to leave the NCAA and create their own association.