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Old 09-08-2011, 05:34 PM
Location: Northern Arizona
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Hate the divisional names as well. I'm a Buckeye, but one rivalry I'm sad to see diminished by the alignments is Wisky-Iowa.

Figures that the two teams that always give Ohio State trouble (Wisconsin and Illinois) are in their division.

"Lakes" and "Plains" would make a ton of sense, especially if/when the superconferences come into being and if the Big Ten picks up teams like Kansas, Oklahoma, Mizzou and/or Texas. Completely hypothetical at this point, but with everyone in the Big XII trying to get out from under Texas' (and to a lesser extent, ESPN's) thumb, its bound to happen sooner or later.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:53 PM
Location: Midwest
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Originally Posted by yman97 View Post
While the division names don't bother me as much as some, I prefer Lakes and Plains.

+1 for you.

I actually like this idea. It isn't generic like a directional name or stupid like leaders and legends.

Originally Posted by ncopus99 View Post
I will add 10 seasons if that makes you happy.

Here is your last decade in the BCS era
2010 - 3-6
2009 - 4-3
2008 - 1-6
2007 - 3-5
2006 - 2-5
2005 - 3-4
2004 - 3-3
2003 - 3-5
2002 - 5-2
2001 - 2-4
2000 - 2-4
31-47 = 39.7% chance they will win.

39.7% is the stuff legends are made on.

Is that better?
10 years is not a century...

In all honesty, the Big 10 has to travel to SEC and Pac 12 territory to play teams from each respective conference.

Winning 2 out of 5 in what are basically road games against elite talent isn't too bad, especially since the B1G teams have/had a longer break than their opponents.
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