Dozens of games will fill this weekend’s slate, but lately, the coronavirus has disrupted matchups in the Power Five conferences more than ever before this season. The major conferences made it to November — even though the Pac-12 had yet to start and the Big Ten schedule had only just begun — with only 13 games postponed or canceled because of the virus, and four of those have already been played on a rescheduled date. But in the past two weeks, 10 games have dropped from the schedule at the sport’s highest level. Five matchups involving ranked teams scheduled for this weekend were canceled or postponed, including No. 1 Alabama’s game against LSU and No. 3 Ohio State’s trip to Maryland.
Through 11 weeks of the season, about 14 percent of FBS games have been postponed or canceled. The level of disruption was low through much of October but has