We all remember how the overwhelming disapproval of the current names was ignored last time, but for whatever reason, BTN has posted a survey on the matter again this morning. Maybe with the impending additions of teams 15 and 16 (and beyond?), the conference is considering redoing the divisions.
The poll is hosted by Facebook, so some of you won't be able to make your voices heard. But for everybody else: https://www.facebook.com/BTN/app_127709503932081
FYI, the questions in the survey are:
- What is your favorite B1G school?
- My favorite school is in which division?
- As the conference expands beyond 12 teams, should the new teams be added to an existing division or should new divisions be drawn from scratch?
- What do you think of the "Legends" and "Leaders" names? (Strongly Like to Strongly Dislike.)
- Should the B1G change or keep the current division names?
- If you think the division names should be changed, what should they be changed to? (Input box!)
- If divisions were to be changed, what criteria should be used to determine them? (Rank most important through least important: Competitive balance, geography, protect traditional rivalries.)
- How important is it for IN-STATE rivals to be in the same division? (Or, "How to ditch Lil Bro forever.") Very important to not important.
- How important is it for TRADITIONAL rivals to be in the same division? (Or, "How to make The Game matter like it used to.) Very important to not important.
- Currently, the number of conference games the B1G plays is 8. Should this increase?
- What is your preference on a B1G Basketball Tourney? (Every team qualifies, or 12 of 14 teams qualify.)
- Currently, the B1G has no divisions for basketball. Should this be changed?
- If yes, why should there be divisions for basketball?
- If no, why shouldn't there be divisions for basketball?
- When people reference "B1G", do you recognize that to be the Big Ten Conference?
- With 14 teams currently, should the B1G remain the "Big Ten", or should its name be changed?
- Do you have any further thoughts on B1G expansion?
Some pretty interesting stuff in there. Go do good!
EDIT: Those of you without Facebook can take the survey on BTN's website: http://btn.com/2012/12/01/big-ten-expansion-tell-us-what-you-think/