They keep talking about division realignment and how you can't do both geography and competitive balance, but I don't see why not.
UM/OSU/PSU on one side, sure, but the other 4 teams are not as good at football. In the west you have the twin brothers of Nebraska and Wisky that have to fight through the up and down teams like MSU, NW, and Iowa. Plus, everyone's major rivalry is preserved except State's (and I guess Illinois' and Iowa's) game with us. And I won't lose much sleep over that. The worst part of this is only playing for the Jug twice every six years or so.