Bath coach John Connolly has questioned the play-off system as his side faces three weeks without a match before the Zurich Premiership final.
Andy Beattie scored Bath's first try against Gloucester
Connolly watched his side thrash their west country rivals Gloucester 41-7 to secure top spot in the table.
And he said: "You sign up at the start of the season and you know then what
format is in place.
"It's definitely a disadvantage for the team finishing top and I think maybe the format needs to be tinkered with."
Bath will face either Northampton or Wasps, who compete the semi-final next Sunday, at Twickenham on May 29.
Wasps, should they progress, would also play the Heineken Cup final before the showdown.
But Connolly's team's three-week schedule, meanwhile, remains blank.