O.J. wrote:I'd be surprised if this is the end result, as the East is clearly much stronger than the West.
The Big 10 is now the Big 1 Little 13. Whatever division that has The Ohio State is stronger.
Otherwise, I disagree that the West is markedly inferior. Illinois, Iowa and even Northwestern have been to Rose Bowl in recent memory. Nebraska and Wisconsin are among the best of the Not Ohio States.
Another thing to consider is that there will be one, two, three or more east coast teams added soon. The first addition will certainly keep Indiana and Purdue together in the West. Subsequent additions will likely move the Michigan teams into the west.
So the balance is not so bad today. And things will likely be quite even in the near future.
Geography is destiny.