The University Football playoff is close at hand, and three weeks until the Power 5 conference holds their respective championships.
Given the circumstances this season, it is different, at least because of the program to combat COVID-19 and the protocol that accompanies the global pandemic.
Week 12 sees a most games canceled or postponed due to a positive COVID-19 case and contact tracing linked to the day of the decision to postpone the Clemson-Florida State game on the front lines. Five ACC matches are not played as scheduled on Week 12 while Pac-12 has two matches canceled. Mountain West has three, and AAC, Sun Belt, and Conference USA have two each.
The numbers decreased in Week 13; However, in some programs, outbreaks have continued. The State of Florida, the only canceled ACC team, had only 44 scholarship players available last week, which led to the cancellation of their game against Virginia.
The Top Ten delays and cancellations are titled Ohio State as head coach Ryan Day positive testing among others in the program. If the Buckeyes cancel one more match, they will not be eligible to play in the Top Ten championship match. Minnesota in Wisconsin was also canceled and will not be rescheduled, rendering the Badgers ineligible for Big Ten Championship matches.
The Big 12 has only one delay as well as the SEC. As for the Pac-12, there were two no contests and one game – Utah in Arizona State – that were not played, and Utah went to play in Washington. Three games were canceled at Mountain West and Conference USA.
Below is a list of every Week 14 match that has been postponed or canceled. This list will be updated throughout the week as schedule changes are announced.
- Miami @ Wake Forest: The League announced on November 28 that the fight, originally scheduled for Saturday, December 5, will be postponed due to positive testing, quarantine and subsequent contact tracing in the Demon Deacons program.