The Big Ten officially changed its policy that teams must play six games to be eligible for the conference championship game, meaning undefeated No. 4 Ohio State will face Northwestern on Dec. 19.
The conference made the announcement Wednesday. The Buckeyes’ place in the postseason became a question Tuesday when Michigan canceled the teams’ regular-season rivalry game because of COVID-19 issues within the Wolverines program. It was the third canceled game for Ohio State this season, after others against Illinois and Maryland, and left the Buckeyes at just five games played overall.