Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer
I wish they were in the same division. It would add even more to that game every year. The way they have set it up, tOSU/UM could play back to back weeks for the Big Ten title should it play out that way (and often does).
Truth is, based on the records of the 12 schools, the two may have met only 3-4 times in the championship game over the last 20 years if given the new format. Granted, the schedules would have played out differently, but nonetheless it wouldn't happen as often as people assume.
For the small amount lost in the meaning of this game in different divisions, the prospect of playing one another in the championship game is even bigger.