Heard an XM radio college host throwing out thoughts about auto-bids for conference champs. He suggested that this idea would only seem aligned with four "best" teams if there were some changes to how conferences structured their schedules. Most interesting idea was doing away with divisions and having the top two teams match up in a championship game (like the B12 already does). His suggestion was that all conferences (other than B12) go with 10 conference games on a predetermined SoS matchup from year to year. So #1 team in conference from prior year would play teams #2-11, the #2 team would play #2-12 (except for team #11). There would be predetermined Home and Away matchups so that you get a balanced home/away schedule. This is still open to two non-conference games, host suggested no FCS teams allowed I'm curious what huskers fans would think of this. I took some time to put together what this current grid could look like for us...i used final massey composite rankings of 84 rankings systems to put B1G teams into the grid. Husker schedule - . Since we are coming off a bad year and rated #12 out of the 14 teams, we'd get easier teams on the schedule, then presumably have a better record and have a tougher schedule the following year. Hosting: #2 Michigan #7 Mich St #9 Purdue #11 Indiana #13 Illinois Road games: #5 Northwestern #6 Wisconsin #8 Minnesota #10 Maryland #14 Rutgers Ohio State as #1 would get the following: at #2 Michigan host #3 Penn State at #4 Iowa host #5 NW at #6 Wisconsin host #7 Mich St at #8 Minnesota host #9 Purdue at #10 Maryland host #11 Indiana Would be fairly easy to tweak H/A breakdowns. Obviously talent levels change quickly in college, so hard to say that next year's team strength will mirror how they finished. You could probably easily have the dates & locations of matchups predetermined so that the schedule comes out the week after the title game and stadium schedules are known.