2018 College Football Conference Championship Games: Schedule, Scenarios, Odds

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  • College football championship weekend is almost here, but many of the participants still aren't decided.
  • The ACC, Pac-12, AAC, MAC, Big 12 and SEC are set, with the five other conferences still missing at least one participant.
  • We're projecting spreads and filling in the championship weekend schedule as it's decided.

College football’s 10 conference title games are now set after Week 13.

We’re projecting odds for each championship game using The Action Network power ratings as they’re set throughout the weekend.

College Football Conference Championship Game Schedules, Odds

College Football Conference Championship Game Scenarios

Almost every conference championship game is set after Saturday’s action. Here’s where we stand.

Big 12

Oklahoma topped West Virginia 59-56 in a thriller, while Texas scraped by Kansas. The Sooners and Longhorns will meet for the Big 12 Championship next week.

Big Ten

Ohio State blew the doors off Michigan to reach the Big Ten Championship Game against Northwestern. The Buckeyes could make the College Football Playoff with a win over the Wildcats.

Pac-12

Washington is in after beating Washington State on Friday night. The Huskies will play Utah.

AAC

UCF locked up the East with a win over Cincinnati last week, while Memphis beat Houston to capture the West.

UCF did lose star quarterback McKenzie Milton to a gruesome knee injury, so the spread might be a lot tighter than it would have been with him in the game.

Conference USA

UAB had the West locked up before this week. Middle Tennessee clinched the East with Marshall’s win over FIU, because even if the Blue Raiders lose to UAB this week, there would be a three-way tie at 6-2. MTSU has the tiebreakers to advance past FIU and Marshall in that scenario.

MAC

Northern Illinois has already locked up the West, and Buffalo blew out Bowling Green to capture the East.

Mountain West

The winner of Utah State at Boise State (-3) this week will play Fresno State for the MWC title. The team ranked higher in the College Football Playoff rankings will host, which looks like Utah State or Boise since Fresno is unranked at the moment.

Sun Belt

Appalachian State beat Troy to advance out of the East, and UL-Lafayette beat rival UL-Monroe to get the West spot. This is the inaugural Sun Belt Championship Game.

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