The distance argument is relevant enough that the schools will not approve it.Here is another thought. Just go to top 32 in points in each Division. The long distance drives arguments are irrelevant. Look at the SE & NW regions across most divisions, a lot of games are 2.5-3 hour drives in 1st 2 weeks anyway. If it’s over “X” amount of miles, go find a neutral site in between somewhere.
In the past when the Top 32 idea was proposed the further idea of make the regions after the top 32 were picked was brought up. If top 32 is the direction we go that will probably be more of a winning argument.