The Big Ten Conference has yet to officially lock in its plans for championship weekend.
The league is planning on holding its conference championship game in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 19. That appears to be set, although the teams aren’t.
Ohio State is clearly the conference’s best team, though the Buckeyes might end up at just 5-0 if the Michigan game is canceled. Big Ten rules for 2020 stated that teams needed at least six games to be championship game eligible. Those might be changed, though.
“If [Ohio State] has a game canceled, I think we as athletic directors would have to revisit whether they should be involved [in the Big Ten Championship Game],” Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez told FOX College Football.
A change in policy for Ohio State isn’t the only thing being considered, either.
The Big Ten is reportedly considering having three games in Indianapolis that weekend. The championship game would be Saturday, with two other games on Friday, likely between the conference’s top teams not in the final game.
“It’s not yet finalized. so I won’t share what we we discussed (Wednesday),” Iowa AD Gary Barta told Scott Dochterman.
The B1G is considering staging 2 games in Indianapolis on Friday Dec. 18 plus the title game on Saturday, Dec. 19.
Thursday, Iowa AD Gary Barta would not go into details about the crossover week, saying, "It's not yet finalized. so I won't share what we we discussed (Wednesday)."
— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) December 5, 2020
A three-game event in Indianapolis for conference championship game weekend would be pretty cool.
The plans, though, have yet to be confirmed.