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Breaking: Official Decision Made On Alabama vs. USC Game

Nick Saban standing on the alabama sideline.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts against the Clemson Tigers in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

One of the best non-conference contests of college football's 2020 season has officially been cancelled.

The Alabama Crimson Tide were supposed to play the USC Trojans on Sept. 5, 2020 at AT&T Stadium. The game would've been a rematch of the 2016 contest in which the Tide smacked USC 52-6. The rematch now won't take place, though.

The Pac-12 made the decision weeks ago to cancel its program's non-conference schedules in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Obviously, it's been known for weeks the Alabama-USC game wouldn't take place, as a result. Now, it's been confirmed.

The 2020 AdvoCare Classic - featuring the Alabama Crimson Tide and USC Trojans - has been cancelled. The cancellation comes as a result of the Pac-12's scheduling change.

"The 2020 AdvoCare Classic rematch between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the University of Southern California Trojans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, September 5, 2020 has been cancelled due to conference scheduling policy changes," the statement reads.

Alabama-USC isn't the only marquee non-conference contest that's been cancelled as a result of the Pac-12's scheduling decision. Major contests like Ohio State-Oregon and Michigan-Washington also won't be taking place this season.

As for the Tide, they're seeking a replacement team to fill the void left by USC. By all accounts, the SEC intends to move forward with the full 12-game schedule for each program in the conference.

Meanwhile, the Pac-12 intends to play a 10-game, conference-only schedule this season.