Since news of the Big Ten division realignment first broke, some Nebraska fans have fretted that they are entering a new Big 12 North. The comparisons at first glance seem valid. Michigan and Ohio State seemed poised to dominate the league from the Big Ten West the way Texas and Oklahoma did in the Big 12 South for several years. Meanwhile, Nebraska is the headliner in the other, seemingly weaker division — again. But does the comparison really have any legitimacy?
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