Ignoring every criteria for the big ten to pick teams, who would you pick?
I personally would go with nebraska, oklahoma, notre dame, kansas kansas state
divisions as follows
Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Notre Dame
Northwestern, Indiana, Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Illinois
Yes i know that some schools in east are further west then some west schools but this gives a good balance of power.
Football- west has oklahoma, nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin
east has OSU, UM, PSU,
Also basketball as a whole would be stacked!!
Football would work like this you play everyone in your division, plus 3 in other division (rotates every year) plus a championship game for division winners.