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With Conference Championship Game berths up for grabs and rivalry week upon us, College Football is heating up. We take a look at which teams still have a chance at their Conference Title and the Top College Football games left in the season.
Although Georgia clinched the East Saturday with a win over Auburn, the West is up for grabs. All eyes turn to the Alabama vs. Auburn rivalry game next Saturday – a Crimson Tide win would send Alabama to the Championship Game; an Auburn win would send LSU to the Championship Game (Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M would all have two conference losses and would be 1-1 against each other, LSU has tiebreaker against A&M and Alabama would have two division losses).
SEC Championship Game: Georgia vs. Alabama or LSU
- Avg. Ticket Price: $452
- Cheapest Ticket: $212
The two biggest games this weekend are Oregon vs. Stanford and UCLA vs. USC (a game that will determine the Pac-12 South Champion). If Oregon wins, they will play in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Should Stanford win, they’ll need a win against UCLA next weekend at The Rose Bowl and a loss from Oregon against Oregon State in order to clinch.
Pac-12 Championship Game: Oregon or Stanford vs. UCLA or USC
The Pac-12 Championship game with be held at the home stadium of the team with the best record. Tickets will be available once this venue is determined.
Like the SEC, one spot for the Championship Game has already been filled. Wisconsin secured a place in the Big 10 Title Game with a win over Indiana last weekend. The Badgers were able to earn that spot because both Ohio State and Penn State are out with NCAA infractions. In the Legends Division, Nebraska and Michigan hold the same record and both still have a chance at the title; however, Nebraska beat Michigan three weeks ago so they have the tiebreaker. Michigan’s chances are slim; they finish the season vs. Ohio State (in Columbus), in one of college football’s biggest rivalries next weekend.
Big 10 Championship Game: Wisconsin vs. Nebraska or Michigan
- Avg. Ticket Price: $130
- Cheapest Ticket: $48
The ACC is a little less black and white than the SEC and Pac-12. There are still five (5) teams that are vying for a spot; and, of course, only two will make it. In the Coastal Division, if Miami wins against Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium next weekend (they play USF this weekend), they are in. If Georgia Tech wants the opportunity to play in the ACC Championship game, they must beat Duke at home Saturday and then get a little help from the Blue Devils the following weekend against Miami. As far as Duke is concerned, a win over Georgia Tech this weekend and Miami next weekend would allow them to compete for the Championship Title. Don’t forget the UNC program has been banned from the postseason this year. As far as the Atlantic Division goes, we could see Florida State or Clemson. Florida State has the upper hand as they beat Clemson back in September giving them the head-to-head tiebreaker; with a win at Byrd Stadium this weekend against Maryland, they’ll play in the ACC Championship game.
ACC Championship Game: Miami, Georgia Tech or Duke vs. Florida State or Clemson
- Avg. Ticket Price: $86
- Cheapest Ticket: $4
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