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  • Aedrien Macayle posted 443 days ago

    Aedrien Macayle

    I don't know if you saw this comment:

    I've fixed the rotation problem. The solution was surprisingly simple.

    The Big Ten said they didn't want to give everyone a protected rivalry, because they wanted everyone to play everyone as often as possible. However, that eliminates annual rivalries like Michigan/Minnesota and Illinois/Ohio State.

    The simple solution? Keep one protected rival, and rotate the rest. But (and here's the key) instead of rotating one at a time, rotate two at a time. Here's how it breaks down:

    With 7 teams in each division, each team will have an annual game with the 6 other teams in their own division. Since the Big Ten is going to a 9-game conference schedule, that leaves 3 conference game slots a available for playing cross-division games. Each team would play one permanent rival, and two games that rotate each year.

    After playing one pair of teams in those rotating matchups, the next year, you would play a different pair of teams. Then the third year, you'd play the third pair of teams. So, between those 3 pairs of rotating opponents, and your permanent rival, you'd play everyone in the conference at least once every three years.

  • Aedrien Macayle posted 443 days ago

    Aedrien Macayle

    Nice to make your acquaintance, Mr. Enstein.