Big Ten Changing Title Requirements Trending in Right Direction

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The ongoing discussion around the Big Ten title requirements saw another step on Saturday. Brett McMurphy with Stadium tweeted out that conference athletic directors would “likely change” the six-game minimum requirement.

This is not earth-shattering news, but it does mean we are getting closer to Ohio State locking up a spot in Big Ten championship. And as McMurphy points out, a win in that game would “all but guarantee” the Buckeyes a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Things are only going to get more interesting from here.

What happens if Florida beats Alabama and Clemson gets a win in the Notre Dame rematch? Who gets left out? Like every season, the Playoff discussion is going to include controversy, hot takes and at least one frustrated team.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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  1. This is madness! Everybody agreed to the rules! 6 games! If Ohio St does not play next week, they will be 5-0. Indiana will be (presumably) 7-1 against a much more difficult schedule. Indiana should be in the championship. What am I missing? We just throw out rules if they are inconvenient? If Indiana knew they wouldn’t have to play six games, they may have skipped the Ohio St game! Sidenote: It seems as though everybody in the media agrees that this rule should be changed specifically BECAUSE it negatively affects Ohio St. When did they become America’s team?

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