Just days ago, the Big Ten released its new modified schedule for the 2020 season, with adjustments made in light of complications regarding COVID-19. Generally speaking, this new schedule is essentially the same as before, albeit with fewer scheduled games, but one interesting quirk is each team will play a ninth game against an opponent not yet known.
The teams that finish in equal positions in each division will face off in a modified B1G Championship Week. So instead of the winners of the East and West squaring off, the runners up, the third place teams (and so on) will face each other as well. This begs the question: what if this had been done before? What cross-division matchups could have emerged in prior years?