for better or worse. It's a no brainer for Michigan fans to root for Wisconsin, OSU, and PSU to beat NU, just like you should root for any Leaders team to beat any Legends team if your goal is to get to the Rose Bowl or NC game. No more 4-way-or whatever Big Ten Co Champions, that's gone with the wind.
I previously posted on this board that this means Michigan will end up eventually adding a major rival (whoever is your main regular obstacle to winning the division) and/or lessen your rivalry with one of your big three, most likely Notre Dame since OSU in sacrosanct and MSU is both a divisional and instate rival.
I'm NOT being disrepectful to UM traditions, just stating the obvious having lived thru the Big XII and seeing first hand what happens when you go from a conference round robin to divisional play, and losing a high profile rivalry(NU-OU) in the process.
If its any consolation, the old B1G setup was a factor in the co-NC in 1997, not only UM being out of sight, out of mind with no conference championship game, but the B1G not being part of the BCS. That will never happen again when Michigan wins the B1G in the new setup.
This post will probably bring down a rain of negs (hi Cigarro Cubano) but its the truth as this lifelong CFB fan sees it.
OT: got tickets to the NU-Wisconsin game, just shows what a year of constant whining to a Wisconsin brother-in-law can accomplish. Nebraska fans are thrilled to join the B1G and it will be an honor to compete with the Champions of the West every year.