Nine conference championship games on tap for Saturday
College football's postseason cranks up in a major way with nine conference championship games on Saturday, Dec. 7. Save for the Pac-12, every FBS conference will determine its champion on Saturday and pretty much every game comes with bowl implications, and several have College Football Playoff ramifications. Welcome to Championship Saturday.
So if you're wondering "What college football games are on today?" know this: There are nine involving FBS teams scheduled for today, Saturday, Dec. 7.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
Best College Football Games on TV Today
Big 12 Championship: Baylor vs. Oklahoma (Arlington, Texas), 12 p.m. on ABC
It took a huge comeback by the Sooners to hand the Bears their first loss of the season when these teams met in Waco three weeks ago. The winner of this game could wind up in the College Football Playoff so expect plenty of fireworks inside AT&T Stadium.
Sun Belt Championship: Louisiana at Appalachian State, 12 p.m. on ESPN
The Mountaineers probably aren't getting the Group of 5's New Year's Six bid but there's nothing wrong with improving to 12-1 by going 2-for-2 in the Sun Belt Championship Game. However, the Ragin' Cajuns are 10-2 and gave Appalachian State a fight the first time these teams met in Boone back in October.
MAC Championship: Miami (Ohio) vs. Central Michigan (Detroit), 12 p.m. on ESPN2
Two unlikely division champs face off in Ford Field for the MAC title. After going 1-11 in 2018, the Chippewas have completely turned things around under first-year head coach Jim McElwain. The RedHawks find themselves on the right side of .500 for the first time since 2010. That also was the last year Miami won the MAC.
Conference USA Championship: UAB at Florida Atlantic, 1:30 p.m. on CBSSN
The past two C-USA champs meet in Boca Raton. Bill Clark's Blazers have a chance to make it back-to-back conference crowns, while Lane Kiffin's Owls can win another to add to their 2017 title. It doesn't hurt that it's a matchup of the conference's top-scoring offense vs. the stingiest defense either.
AAC Championship: Cincinnati at Memphis, 3:30 p.m. on ABC
Don't I know you? Tigers beat the Bearcats 34-24 at home a week ago. Winner probably secures the Group of 5's New Year's Six bowl berth as well, although Boise State enters the weekend one spot ahead of Cincinnati in the playoff rankings.
SEC Championship: Georgia vs. LSU (Atlanta), 4 p.m. on CBS
Pick a narrative. Tigers have yet to face a defense as good as the Bulldogs' or Georgia has yet to see an offense as explosive as LSU's. It doesn't matter. There will be plenty of future NFL players on display in Mercedes-Benz Stadium and one of these teams is going to punch a ticket to the playoff. Maybe both.
Mountain West Championship: Hawaii at Boise State, 4 p.m. on ESPN
These teams met on the blue turf back in October, a game the Broncos won 59-37. Will this meeting be any different? The Rainbow Warriors are trying to win their first Mountain West crown while Boise State still has a shot at getting into the New Year's Six.
ACC Championship: Virginia vs. Clemson (Charlotte, N.C.), 7:30 p.m. on ABC
The Cavaliers are a heavy underdog to the mighty Tigers but quarterback Bryce Perkins could show Clemson's defense something it hasn't really seen this season. The same can be said for Virginia's D when it comes to Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne, and company.
Big Ten Championship: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin (Indianapolis), 8 p.m. on FOX
The nightcap for Championship Saturday could feature the playoff's No. 1 seed if the Buckeyes take care of business, again, vs. the Badgers. Wisconsin's D got roughed up in the first meeting and Jonathan Taylor needs to show up in a big way if the Badgers want to have any chance at pulling off the upset in Lucas Oil Stadium.