Report: B1G officials have not discussed shifting title game requirements
As Ohio State continues to gear up for a return to the field, there remains a lot of uncertainty surrounding the final two weeks of the season.
Even if the Buckeyes return to action this weekend against Michigan State, Ohio State will still need to play in Week 8 against Michigan to reach the current six-game threshold in the conference. That game is currently in doubt as the Wolverines are also wrestling with a COVID-19 outbreak.
While there has been some chatter that the B1G might rearrange the Week 8 schedule to make sure Ohio State gets to six games, it does not sound like there has been talk about removing or shifting the six-game threshold.
According to Scott Dochterman with The Athletic, Iowa AD Gary Barta indicated Thursday that there has not been a discussion among conference leadership about changing the threshold.
Big Ten officials have yet to discuss shifting title-game qualifications from six games to five games, per Iowa AD Gary Barta. pic.twitter.com/vm0Qiqvd7Y
— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) December 3, 2020
Barta is also the current chairman of the CFP Committee, and he admitted Tuesday there has been a lot of discussion regarding the number of games played for top teams.
Will Ohio State get to six games, or will Ryan Day and the Buckeyes need some adjustments to qualify for the B1G Championship? This is bound to be an intriguing end to the season.