2014 College Football Conference Championship Matchups
The 2014 college football season is rapidly coming to a close and teams are scurrying to strengthen their position for the ever important bowl game invite. For the teams still in the hunt for a birth in the 1st ever college football playoffs, these last few games will be their last chance to make a case that they are one of the 4 best teams in the nation. As such, all eyes will be on one of the many conference championship games that will be on display next weekend (Saturday December 6th, 2014). On Sunday December 7th, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will announce live on ESPN the playoff match-ups, as well as, the Cotton, Fiesta, Orange and Peach Bowl pairings. The final top 25 rankings and the rest of the bowl games will also be officially announced during the telecast.
So, with so much on the line, let’s take a look at some key football games that will ultimately help determine the college football playoff pairings.
2014 ACC Football Championship: Florida State Seminoles vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 12/6/2014, Bank Of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC, 8:00 PM
2014 Big 10 Football Championship: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers, 12/6/2014, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN, 8:18 PM
2014 Pac 12 Football Championship: Oregon Ducks vs Arizona Wildcats, 12/6/2014, Levis Stadium, Santa Clara, CA, 6:00 PM
2014 SEC Football Championship: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Missouri Tigers, 12/6/2014, Georgia Dome, Atlanta GA, 4:00 PM
In addition to the conference championship games, the Big 12 (which does not have a championship game) has a few games happening that will have bowl implications. The Baylor Bears will face the Kansas State Wildcats. Should the Bears win, they would likely surpass the TCU Horned Frogs and be in the playoffs.
Stay tuned for a wild weekend ahead. The only team that has probably already earned a birth in the playoffs are the Oregon Ducks. A loss by any of the above teams and they are likely out- you have to love the new college football playoff systems…it certainly makes for an exciting finish to the regular season!