An 8 team conference could look something like:
Notre Dame + Purdue + IU + Ball State + Michigan + Michigan State + Western Michigan + Central Michigan + Eastern Michigan (That's actually nine teams)..
Geographically, I suppose it could be grouped with...
Notre Dame + Purdue + IU + Ball State + Northwestern + Illinois + Northern Illinois (That's seven).
If it was 8 conferences of 8, then we would essentially only be dealing with P5 type opponents and we could see something like:
Notre Dame + Purdue + IU + Northwestern + Illinois + Michigan + Michigan State (again that's 7 teams...)
Assuming we played one of those as our core group and then played USC, Stanford, Navy, _______, _______ would we be content with that?
All of these types of scenarios are like joining the B10-light...