Six NCAA conference championships are on the line in major college football’s 14th week of action, followed by bowl game bids Sunday (12-1-12).
In the most important title game, West Division winner #2 Alabama (11-1) will face East Division winner #3 Georgia (11-1) for the Southeastern Conference (SEC) title. Unless the world ends, the winner will face #1 Notre Dame for the national championship.
If you are from the SEC or root for the SEC, hope that the SEC rep wins so you can brag or boast that the last 6 national champions have all come from the SEC. If you are not from the SEC or could care less if the SEC losses, root with maximum effort and pray that Notre Dame wins because if the Fighting Irish do win, it will be the best thing that has happened in major college football in the last 6 years.
Legends Division winner #14 Nebraska (10-2) will play the Leaders Division unranked and 3rd place finisher Wisconsin (7-5) for the Big Ten Conference (Big Ten) title because both unbeaten #4 Ohio State (12-0) and unranked Penn State (8-4) are ineligible to compete due to NCAA sanctions for bad behavior.
North Division co-champion #8 Stanford (11-1) will take on South Division winner #17 UCLA (9-3) for the Pacific 12 Conference (Pac 12) title because North Division co-champion #6 Oregon (11-1) was beaten by Stanford in league play.
Atlantic Division co-champion #13 Florida State (10-2) will face Coastal Division unranked co-champion Georgia Tech (6-6) for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) title.
Florida State beat Atlantic Division co-champion Clemson in league play. In the Coastal Division, Georgia Tech beat co-champion North Carolina and lost to co-champion Miami (FL), North Carolina beat Miami and lost to Georgia Tech, and Miami beat Georgia Tech and lost to North Carolina. Yeah, you figure it out.
This could be why the ACC is also known as the Almost Competitive Division. The only weaker major conference than the ACC is the Big East (aka the Big Excuse for a conference).
West Division champion #19 Northern Illinois (11-1) will take on East Division champion #18 Kent State (11-1) for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) title. Both teams were 8-0 in league play and clear division champions.
Unranked East Division co-champion Central Florida (9-2) will play unranked West Division champion Tulsa (9-3) for the Conference USA (C-USA) title. Central Florida beat East Division co-champion to qualify.
In other games worthy of note, there aren’t any.