True to how unique this college football season has been, there's a slightly different looking schedule of 15 games on tap for Saturday, Dec. 18. Unlike typical seasons, Saturday features six conference championship games along with a smattering of other matchups that were either postponed from earlier in the season or added by their respective conferences. Of course, COVID-19 is still leaving its mark on the schedule, as one conference championship (Sun Belt) and several games have been canceled. But more than a dozen games are still slated to go on as the College Football Playoff and bowl pictures will come into focus following Saturday's action.
So if you're wondering "What college football games are on today?" know this: There are 15 involving FBS teams scheduled for today, Saturday, Dec. 19.
Note: All times are ET. Times and broadcast outlets are subject to change.
Best College Football Games on TV Today
No. 14 Northwestern vs. No. 4 Ohio State (Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis), 12 p.m. on FOX
Ohio State has received plenty of criticism for being in a position to get a spot in the College Football Playoff despite playing just five games thus far. The Buckeyes have a golden opportunity to prove their mettle. Northwestern can make its own statement by putting an end to the Buckeyes' streak of three straight Big Ten titles.
No. 10 Oklahoma vs. No. 6 Iowa State (Big 12 Championship Game in Arlington, Texas), 12 p.m. on ABC
Iowa State beat Oklahoma earlier this season, and another win on Saturday could land the Cyclones in the College Football Playoff. The Sooners have dominated this stage over the past three years and have no intention of giving up their Big 12 crown.
No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 2 Notre Dame (ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, N.C.), 4 p.m. on ABC
This is the rematch everyone has been waiting for. With Trevor Lawrence and a few other key players back, Clemson has no excuses this time against Notre Dame, especially since a second loss could knock the Tigers out of the College Football Playoff. The Fighting Irish probably get in even with a loss, but Notre Dame would love to cap off its first year as a member of any conference by ending Clemson's five-year reign in the ACC.
Boise State vs. No. 24 San Jose State (Mountain West Conference Football Championship in Las Vegas), 4:30 p.m. on FOX
Boise State has been here plenty of times, with three wins in four previous appearances, but undefeated San Jose State is looking to cap a truly special season with a win over the reigning conference champs.
No. 23 Tulsa at No. 9 Cincinnati (AAC Championship Game), 8 p.m. on ABC
Cincinnati is best positioned to claim the Group of 5's New Year's Six bowl bid and boost its case for a spot in the College Football Playoff if the Bearcats can stay undefeated. Tulsa has been getting the job primarily done on defense this season, but that's been more than enough to go perfect in AAC play with its only loss coming by nine in the opener at Oklahoma State. Can the Golden Hurricane pull off another upset?
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 7 Florida (SEC Championship Game in Atlanta), 8 p.m. on CBS
Two of the nation's most explosive offenses will trade blows in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Alabama is probably in the College Football Playoff regardless of the outcome, but the Crimson Tide are eager to reclaim the SEC title and show the selection committee why they are the No. 1 team in the country. Florida put an end to Georgia's three-year reign in the SEC East and would give the committee plenty to think about should the Gators hand Alabama its first loss.
Other NCAAF Games on TV Today
- No. 5 Texas A&M at Tennessee, 12 p.m. on ESPN
- Washington State at Utah, 1:30 p.m. on FS1
- Air Force at Army, 3 p.m. on CBSSN
- Missouri at Mississippi State, 3:30 p.m. on SEC Network Alternate
- Ole Miss at LSU, 3:30 p.m. on SEC Network
- Minnesota at Wisconsin, 4 p.m. on BTN
- Illinois at Penn State, 5:30 p.m. on FS1
- Stanford at UCLA, 7 p.m. on ESPN
- Arizona State at Oregon State, 10:30 p.m. on ESPN
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