Ok, here we are just hours away from the start of the newly realigned B1G conference season. The B1G in an attempt to never lose "The Game", is attempting to create the illusion of other B1G rivalry games through its use of the Constant Crossover as follows:
Illinois vs Northwestern
Indiana vs MSU
Ohio vs Michigan
Penn State vs Nebraska
Purdue vs Iowa
Wisconsin vs Minnesota
Essentially the B1G has now scheduled automatic wins for Wisconsin and MSU. I can imagine Michigan and Penn State on a 50/50 split (60/40 at best). And really ... Iowa v Purdue & Illinois v NW rates a very simple who cares (these games will likely never determine a divisional champion). Essentially, whoever made this determination has granted Wisconsin and MSU an advantage that can never be rectified from a scheduling point of view.
I know we beat on this topic during the off-season, but now this matters. There has to be a better solution, doesn't there ... ?