With the advent of the Big Ten Title Game in 2011, I was thinking about past conference title games. As a hardcore College Football fan I am always a little disheartened when a Conference Championship Game is a rematch of a regular season match up. It just takes a little something away IMO. Anyone agree or disagree, I'd like to hear.
But I was thinking about this, and I was wondering if the Big Ten might do something to combat this occurrence. I would like to see the BT institute a rule that says something along the lines of: "If one division champion wins their division outright, but there is a tie between at least two teams in the other division, the first tiebreaker will be that if one of the teams in question played and lost to the outright division winner, then that/those team(s) are removed from consideration unless ALL the tied teams have played and lost to the outright division champion." Then the next tiebreaker for that division can be head to head play, etc.
So, just to give an example, let's say there are 3 teams tied for the division lead at the end of the regular season, we'll call them A, B, and C. Let's say that A has beaten B and C, and B has beaten C. However, A and B both lost to the other division champ during the season, but C never played that team. A and B are eliminated, and C goes to the Title Game. Another example: A, B, and C are tied. A has beaten B and C, but lost to the outright champ of the other division. Beat has beaten the champ of the other division, and C has not play the other divsion champ. Whoever won the head to head match between B and C gets to go. What do you guys think?