Getting rid of the non-conference games has very little to do with where those schools are and much more to do with giving the conference flexibility in scheduling the 10 games
I agree, but they will still use the one month push back for the opener. Adding the traditional bye week to front of the schedule buys additional time We may not see the first game before October? Heard on ESPN, the SEC is considering some convoluted pod system to determine the conference winner.
The Big Ten and PAC 12 have jumped out and showed their hand. Now, the Big 12, Atlantic Coast and SEC are now in the position of comfortable control of the situation. They now have the upper hand on the B1G and PAC 12. If they choose to play a portion or all of their non-conference games, in addition to the conference slate, they will have a very decided advantage in who gets selected for the post season playoff games.
Don't expect them to show their cards anytime soon, since they have no pressing need to. This keeps the PAC 10 and B1G wondering and guessing. 12-13 wins sure looks better than 9 or 10 in the eyes of the selection committee.
Last Edit: Jul 23, 2020 8:32:58 GMT -5 by sportsjock
Post by Willard Fillmore on Jul 23, 2020 11:35:26 GMT -5
Even with a Big Ten only schedule, If Ohio State runs the table they WILL be one of the 4. Anytime a school loses a game in a 12 OR 10 game schedule they're in jeopardy of not being included in THE 4. Simple as that.
I'm hoping the other 3 of the Power 5 don't cancel their non-league schedules, that will just give Ohio State more of an incentive to stick it to them.
Post by smitty1974 on Jul 31, 2020 21:01:52 GMT -5
i watched fox 8 sports at 5pm and they said the michigan-ohio state could be moved up because they think round 2 of the virus will be in sometime in november i checked other websites and they say the big game could be in september or october. the big ten will announce it next week.