As Tom flies off to his 1st meeting of the Big Ten Athletic Directors (I have been assured he will get to vote in all tie breakers) (don't think about that one too long), 1 of the hot topics will be conference football divisions.
From a link provided by Aaron Musfeldt (thanks) we know from the Illini AD that they will be looking 1st at competitive balance based on the RPI over the last 10 years, then preservation of major rivalries. The divisions may not apply to all sports. There is also the question of how often (if ever) the divisions are changed. (Yes, I am quoting the Illini AD about a football issue - do you need more proof the Huskers will enter on equal footing?)
So far I have seen everyone chime in on this except for the Husker faithful - thought it was past due for them to voice their opinions.
Trust me - I will relay your opinions the next time I join Tom, Barry (Alvarez), and JoPa in a game of horse shoes.