Why dosent the Big 10 have a Championship game? Dont every other conference?
I'd like to see the Big 10 plus 1 have a championship game, simply because they don't all play each other every year. Two teams can end up 8-0 in conference play.
Expansion to a 12th team is possible, but they could have a 6 team division and a 5 team division. They're missing out on a big pay day by not adding a championship game. But that's up to the colleges to decide.
The PAC 10 and the other conferences that don't have championship games don't need them because all teams do play each other.
I'm not one of those that blame the Big 10 and the PAC 10 for having an easier time getting high rankings at the end of the year because they don't have to play a conference championship game.
The SEC and Big 12 chose to configure their teams into divisions, the Big 10 and PAC 10 had nothing to do with those decisions. I remember Tom Osborne being against divisions and having a conference championship game back when the Big 12 was formed. He argued that it would make it more difficult for a team to be ranked #1 at the end of the year. (This was back before the BCS and 2 polls picked the "mythical champion", sometimes different teams).
they still need to get another team to get divisions and then they can have a championship game and I think the Big Ten Commissioner isn't even trying to do that yet.
I think they should for the extra game, not every conference has it.
They are set up for the Rose Bowl long time ago it's the winner of those two conferences before there was like 15 bowls, it's a tradition.
Why is it fair that the Pac Ten gets an automatic bid or that it's a home game when USC is in it?
Is it fair that Ohio St. gets to play to the title even though the Big 10 does not a championship game?
People saying yes, Im not going to say anything disrespectful..But seorously OSU played nobody there quality win was vs. Michigan... App State had the same quality win....There are5 teams that deserve it more.GA, OU, USC, Hawaii(same amount of quality wins 1), VT. All more or same quality wins. Notice how teams with conference champ. are 3 out 5 those teams no accident... Big 10 is a joke, OSU is a joke u lost to a SEC reject Ron Zook and some guy named Juice. OSU was rewarded for playing nobody at least have confernce champ. or are u worried bout Juice.
Right now, too tough to tell. Unlike other conferences, there isn't 1 or 2 great teams in the Big 10, but there are about 7 or 8 good teams, that seem to be pretty equal. But if I had to choose, I would go with Penn State.
I think West Virginia would be a good team to have in the Big 10. Pitt isn't a bad choice, either. I don't think it would change the rivalries. Here's how it can be set up:
Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Northwestern, Indiana
Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, West Virginia, Purdue
The only big rivalry that would be separated by the division would be IU-Purdue, but they could still play every year. Same with Illinois-OSU. It could work.