Joel Klatt calls on B1G to overturn minimum game requirement for B1G Championship Game eligibility
Ohio State’s postseason is in jeopardy, and it has nothing to do with their play on the field.
The B1G rules pertaining to the coronavirus requires a team to play a minimum of six games to be eligible for the B1G Title game. With the Buckeyes having their second cancellation when their game with Illinois was cancelled on Saturday, they can only play a maximum of six games before the conference’s championship game.
It is possible that the threshold could be dropped should the average number of games played by the entire conference drop below six, but that is unlikely.
Fox College Football analyst Joel Klatt has been vocal about his feelings about the rule for some time, and reminded everyone via Twitter.
“As I have said since the beginning of the season…The B1G should NOT have a minimum game requirement for participation in Champ Game…They should reverse that rule immediately,” Klatt tweeted on Friday.
As I have said since the beginning of the season…The B1G should NOT have a minimum game requirement for participation in Champ Game…They should reverse that rule immediately
— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) November 28, 2020
If Ohio State isn’t in the B1G title game, it’s not clear how that could affect the team’s chances to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff as conference championships are among the official criteria when selecting the four teams to play in the series.
The Buckeyes revealed on Friday that head coach Ryan Day had tested positive for COVID-19 and that the team would be holding off on their trip to Champaign until Saturday morning, but just several hours later announced the game had been canceled.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) November 28, 2020