I like and endorse the idea of making the match-ups a home-and-home series. That guarantees that all teams get an equal number of home/road games in the challenge. So new pairings would be generated only every 2 seasons. In the intervening year, only the home teams would switch.
We should ensure that 6 ACC and 6 Big Ten teams are the home team each season. I know the ACC got all home games last season, and I didn't like that, but in the interest of fixing things going forward, I'm OK with a 6-6 split this season and going forward, recognizing that others may disagree.
The only "tricky" part is determining which 6 teams get the home games in the 1st season of the 2-season home-and-home. Ideas?
For those who haven't scheduled their challenge game yet, I would humbly suggest holding off until we iron out the remaining issues, so we can fix any wrinkles.
These are only ideas/suggestions, of course. What do others think?