Nothing is written in stone yet, but if approved, the move would occur the same year that USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins are expected to join the Big Ten.
Gene Smith, the director of athletics for the Ohio State Buckeyes, stated in August 2022 that the Big Ten was considering doing away with divisions at the time.
According to the current football divisional structure, the East Division is made made up of Maryland, Rutgers, Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, and Indiana, while the West Division is made up of Wisconsin, Nebraska, Purdue, Iowa, Minnesota, Northwestern, and Illinois.
Ohio State has won five, Michigan has won the last two, while Penn State and Michigan State are tied with one win each.
The Big Ten will have to make this decision moving forward under a new commissioner, as Kevin Warren was named the president and CEO of the Chicago Bears on Jan. 12.