I have a fresh multisite install setup for subdomains (http://otsegoweb.com.) I only did what was required as described in the codex because I wanted to leave a clean install for you, and knew that it won't of work for me anyway. Been down that road many times over the years. I enable WPMUDev support access.
P.S. Before I deleted the directory and database for a new install, I noticed in the "Options" row of the database the site url was test.otsegoweb.com. That was one of the subsites I created, but shouldn't the site url of the database been otsegoweb.com in my case? Just mentioned that for possible help, and so I can learn what caused the problem - thanks again.