The Quarterfinal Rule has never been broken. It states that any team that fails to advance past their conference tournament quarterfinal WILL NOT win the national championship. Here is a list of teams eliminated from contention by the Quarterfinal Rule last year. I’ll keep this year’s list up to data as we progress through the week.
2018 Teams Eliminated From National Title Contention
- Ohio State – Lost to Penn State in the Big Ten Quarterfinals
- Auburn – Lost to Alabama (Roll Tide!) in the SEC Quarterfinals