The league constitution on voting is 25% of the problem; a division doing something really dumb and short-sighted by ramming a team into another division is 25% of the problem. Having 23 schools across nearly all the umpteen counties of the Columbus metropolitan area is 50% of the problem.This league is a dumpster fire with many mismatching parts. There does probably need to be a strong central administrator if they're going to have any real chance of keeping the majority of it together beyond the next 5-10 years.
The bolded is fixable. The italicized can be fixed if the bolded issue is taken care of (hint, hint.)
I've given the commish public grief over the years. That said, folks I trust (that I've talked to) representing a bunch of backgrounds and capacities, tell me the same thing: "the commish isn't the problem." So, I'm inclined to believe them.
The power of numbers, the dynamics of geography and tradition, the fact that there are three (3) schools that represent common ground between two otherwise diametrically different divisions (the Buckeye and the Cardinal), and moreover the fact both divisions see the writing on the wall = both divisions will work together in the short-term. "Working together in the short-term" means candid conversations, a recognition of the facts and bracing for what may happen. It doesn't mean they're going to be one big happy family, nor does it mean the house holds as is.