Minnesota and the Big Ten have had a pretty tough relationship over the past few years.
It started with the league deciding to not renew the league’s football championship series with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in 2015, which would have seen the Gophers play five teams in the conference championship.
In the wake of that decision, the conference expanded the conference title game to include the Gopher-Minnesota rivalry, but the Minnesota players’ association sued to stop it, saying the series was unfairly expanded to include Minnesota players.
In a decision released last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the league did not violate the Players Association’s antitrust rights.
The court also ruled that Minnesota had failed to show that the expanded series would be financially beneficial to Minnesota.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has yet to rule on whether the league will appeal.
If the league appeals, it could have a big impact on the Big 12, which has a similar conference championship series.
If the league is successful in getting the league to change its format, the Big 10 would be forced to change the conference format to include all 10 teams in a playoff.
The Big Ten’s new format would mean Minnesota would play eight teams in its conference championship, and would have two of those teams play in a bowl game.
If Minnesota was able to secure an expansion bid in the event that the Big Eight were to join the Big East, the school could then field eight teams, with two in a postseason.
In the past, Minnesota has had a good relationship with the Big Nine, which includes Wisconsin and Northwestern.
The Big Nine was the conference’s conference championship host in 2014 and 2015, with the Wisconsin Badgers winning the Big IX title game and Northwestern Northwestern State winning the league championship game.
Wisconsin won its division in both of those seasons, while Northwestern Northwestern lost in the Big XII title game.
In 2018, the Badgers lost to Northwestern, the Wildcats won the Big 9 title game, and Northwestern beat Wisconsin in the semifinals.
Northwestern State has played in all five Big Ten championship games, including the championship game in 2018, and has a perfect record in the league, according to Football Outsiders.
The league would have an opportunity to do so again in 2021 if the Big 8 were to get involved.
If Wisconsin and Wisconsin State win out, Wisconsin would have the right to play eight of the Big X’s 10 teams.
If Northwestern Northwestern loses, the league would only play eight games, which is the same number as the Big XI.
The conference could then be forced into the new format.
In 2019, Wisconsin won the title game against Northwestern, while Wisconsin State won the conference tournament.
Northwestern Northwestern won the division and won the regular-season title, so the Big 7 would not be able to field eight Big X teams.
The next Big Ten champion would have to play a Northwestern team in a regular-seasons game.
Northwestern played three games against Wisconsin and two against Northwestern State, and two of the three games were decided by two points or less.
If either team won the other game, Northwestern would play the next-highest ranked team in the division.
The two teams that would play each other in the playoff would be Northwestern and Wisconsin.
If both teams win their respective games, the next highest ranked team would play Northwestern and the next team would have a tiebreaker game against Wisconsin.
In that case, the highest ranked non-conference team would win the championship.
The conference would be able play eight playoff games with 10 teams, which makes the Big 15 the only conference with more than 10 teams for the 2019-20 season.
The new format will make the conference better for Wisconsin and its Big 10 opponents, but it would also help Minnesota and other teams in other conferences.
If a Wisconsin-Minnesota matchup does happen, the playoff will have to be played on a neutral field.
If that happens, it will likely be on a Thursday night or Saturday night.
The teams could also play a weekend game at their respective stadiums in addition to a weekend playoff.
Minnesota would be better off if it could play the conference semifinals against a non-division rival like Ohio State, who won the league title in 2018.
Minnesota would have played two conference semifinals last season, and Ohio State would have lost both games.
The Minnesota-Ohio State matchup would make the Big Blue more competitive, since Minnesota would be playing in a rivalry game.
In 2018, Minnesota beat Ohio State in a neutral stadium, while Ohio State lost both conference semifinals to Minnesota in 2018 and won both regular- and postseason titles.