In an interview with the Big Ten Network, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said there is a "strong likelihood" the Buckeyes and Michigan will end up in the same division in a new Big Ten.
When the conference added Maryland and Rutgers last year, the Big Ten decided to realign the "Leaders" and "Legends" divisions.
A logical choice would be to use geography to align the divisions, helping the chance of Michigan and Ohio State ending up in the same division.
Since the Big Ten went to two divisions, neither the Buckeyes nor Wolverines have won their division outright in football.
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