I don't mind the idea of it, but I'm confused around how the split changes the number of leagues per region to create more opportunity.
Seems like West and Southwest stay stacked. The Mountain and Northwest regions are super light.
West total population is about 48M. California more than half.
Southwest total population is about 47M. Texas more than half.
Mountain total population is about 8M.
Northwest total population is about 14M. Washington about half the population.
If I had 'druthers' I'd have gone to 16 teams instead of 10 and split up West and Southwest into smaller regions. Aim for 25M/region max.
Can't please everyone though.