B1G makes final decision on if Wisconsin-Nebraska will count in the standings
The Wisconsin-Nebraska game will officially be declared a no-contest, according to reports.
The Wisconsin State Journal’s Todd Milewski was the first with that confirmation.
Official word from the Big Ten: Saturday's canceled #Badgers-Nebraska game is a no-contest. Doesn't count toward standings.
— Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski) October 28, 2020
There was some confusion on this matter because Wisconsin decided to pull the plug on this game due to a COVID-19 outbreak. If the Big Ten had made that decision for them, it would have automatically been declared a no contest.
The Badgers are shut down for the next seven days following 12 positive tests since their Week 1 victory.
Teams must play at least six games (or no fewer than two games less than the conference average) to qualify for a division title. That doesn’t leave much margin for error remaining for the Badgers or Huskers.
Nebraska will likely be off this week, although there’s some speculation that they may seek permission from the Big Ten to play a nonconference opponent.
Nebraska has listed the Wisconsin game Saturday as canceled on its site, but the school has issued no statement yet. Not that it has to comment, but the silence leaves open the possibility that Nebraska is seeking permission from the Big Ten to play a nonconference opponent.
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) October 28, 2020
As of now, Wisconsin is still scheduled to face Purdue in Week 3.