posted by superman
Very stupid. And would blow up in their faces the second that, say, OSU is perfect in conference play, Michigan has one loss to OSU and the West champ also has one loss, either to a West team or to OSU, but didn't play Michigan. Hell, I'm not even really counting this season, when that did happen, because Northwestern had three non-conference losses and the West was pretty much trash as a division, although I could see that situation getting ugly for the B1G too, as NW played good down the stretch and Michigan got blasted by OSU in one of those "Ugh, don't want that match-up again, this time in prime-time..." ways. More thinking of years when one of their teams (usually Wisky) is legit good.
Basically, all that would do would be to essentially end the two-division thing and have it be the top two teams in the standings, while ignoring details like unbalanced schedules (ie: the reason NW had the same 8-1 conference record as Michigan)