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B1G CCG: THE Ohio State University vs NW’ern: Sat, Dec. 19 in Indianapolis, Noon on Fox

Discussion in '2020 Football Season Capsule' started by BB73, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Both tOSU and Northwestern now hold divisional leads and own tiebreakers against the teams close to them, so this matchup now appears to be around 99% probability. One of those teams would have to lose twice in the next 3 weeks to not make the CCG.

    As of Nov. 22nd, this game is planned to occur at Lucas Oil Field, but the time hasn’t been announced yet.
  2. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    Both teams play Sparty and Lovie in two of their 3 games, and each team's other game (TTUN, Boat-Rowers) is equally daunting.

    99% indeed
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  3. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    Conference announced that this game will now be played as part of Big Noon Saturday.
  4. JXC

    JXC 17-2 since 2001

    I bet this is because Ohio State vs Wisconsin will be at 8. I wonder where they will play that game. I also wonder what channel it will be on.

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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    That would be for the B1G COVID-19 Championship, which could be 2 higher ranked teams than the 2 in the B1G Championship Game......8D
  6. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri 40 Days in the Hole

    So, let’s say the Buckeyes only get 5 games in not qualifying for the CCG and IU gets thumped by Wiscy this weekend, is it still IU to the CCG?
  7. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Who knows.

    Shit for brains, and his 6 game rule, has a choice between 5-1 IU, 2-4 tsun, 2-4 Rutgers and 1-5 Penn State right now if COVID wipes out the last two weeks.

    Gotta love the the intellect involved in making hard fast rules during this pandemic. I mean there is no precedent whatsoever for being flexible and adjusting on the fly in our society the past 9 months is there?
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  8. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    if the Rona wipes out all the games in the last two weeks then the number of games required goes down
  9. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Yeah, under the current criteria. If the Buckeyes don't qualify the only only possible scenarios for Indiana not being in the B1G CCG:

    1. Indiana losses to both Cheese and Purdue, and Maryland beats both scUM and Rutgers; Indiana finishes 5-3 and Maryland finishes 4-2 and gets into the B1G CCG.

    2. B1G changes the rules for getting into the CCG allowing Ohio State to get in without playing 6 games.

    3. 12 of the 14 games scheduled for the final 2 wks would need to be canceled for a team to qualify for Indy w/ fewer than 6 gms played.

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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    That’s led to many questions about whether the six-game minimum to make the Big Ten Championship Game could be reduced. Many Buckeye fans would like to see Ohio State throw its weight around and convince the conference to reduce that minimum, but Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said those conversations hadn’t happened yet as of Saturday. While he didn’t rule out that he could start those conversations over the next two weeks, should the Big Ten really change a rule that’s been in place all season just to help Ohio State?

    If it doesn’t, then there’s one other way that teams who play less than six games could become eligible for the Big Ten Championship Game. If the average number of games played by teams throughout the conference falls below six, then the new minimum to qualify for the conference title game would become two games less than the average, which would allow even a 4-0 Ohio State to represent the East in the conference title game. Because an average above 5.5 would round up to six, though, that would require 12 out of 14 Big Ten games being canceled over the next two weeks.

    Realistically, there wouldn’t even be a Big Ten Championship Game if the spread of COVID-19 got so bad throughout the conference that only two games could be played over the next two weeks.

    That means that even though Ohio State only needs one win in its next two games to clinch a Big Ten Championship Game berth as long as it plays them both, not playing either one of those games will almost certainly prevent the Buckeyes from playing for a conference title in Indianapolis. Whether the Buckeyes play in that game might not necessarily make or break their College Football Playoff hopes – Ohio State will still have the opportunity to play someone that week, as long as it’s healthy enough to play, as part of what the Big Ten has dubbed “Champions Week” – but they’d certainly prefer to have a chance to defend their conference crown.

    Ohio State’s conference championship hopes could hinge on what happens over the next few days, as the Buckeyes hope to continue evading positive tests so they can practice later this week and play Michigan State on Saturday after players began returning to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for small-group workouts on Monday.
  12. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member Tech Admin Bookie

  13. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.


    Little does the Hoosier fanbase realize that the steel toed boot of destiny is swiftly headed for their nuts.
  14. heisman

    heisman World Renowned scUM Hater

    So, no game this week? Fuck!
  15. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member Tech Admin Bookie

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