NCAA Football Conference Championship Clinching Scenarios Heading into Week 13

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Listed here are teams who have a chance at either getting into their conference’s championship game or clinching their conference championship and how they can do that in their remaining games. Included are each team’s name, record, conference record, and how they can get into their conference’s championship game or clinch their conference championship.

 

American Athletic Conference

 

East Division 

temp Temple Owls (8-3, 6-1) – A win over the Eastern Carolina Pirates OR a South Florida Bulls loss to the Central Florida Knights will clinch the Owls a berth in the American Athletic Conference championship game.

sfla South Florida Bulls (9-2, 6-1) – A win over the Central Florida Knights AND a Temple Owls loss to the Eastern Carolina Pirates will clinch the Bulls a berth in the American Athletic Conference championship game.

 

West Division

navy #25 Navy Midshipmen (9-2, 6-1) – The Midshipmen have clinched a berth in the American Athletic Conference championship game.

 

 

Atlantic Coast Conference

 

Atlantic Division

clem #4 Clemson Tigers (10-1, 7-1) – Clemson has clinched a berth in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

 

Coastal Division

vatech Virginia Tech Hokies (8-3, 5-2) – A win over the Virginia Cavaliers OR a North Carolina Tar Heels loss to the North Carolina State Wolfpack will clinch the Hokies a berth in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

unc North Carolina Tar Heels (8-3, 5-2) – A win over the North Carolina State Wolfpack AND a Virginia Tech Hokies loss to the Virginia Cavaliers will clinch the Tar Heels a berth in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

 

 

Big XII Conference

okla #7 Oklahoma Sooners (9-2, 8-0) – A win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys will clinch the Sooners the Big XII Conference championship.

okst #10 Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-2, 7-1) – A win over the Oklahoma Sooners will clinch the Cowboys the Big XII Conference championship.

 

 

Big Ten Conference 

 

East Division

mich #3 Michigan Wolverines (10-1, 7-1) – A win over the Ohio State Buckeyes will clinch the Wolverines a berth in the Big Ten Conference championship game.

ohiost #2 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1, 7-1) – A win over the Michigan Wolverines AND a Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions loss to the Michigan State Spartans will clinch the Buckeyes a berth in the Big Ten Conference championship game.

psu #7 Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions (9-2, 7-1) – A win over the Michigan State Spartans AND a Michigan Wolverines loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes will clinch the Nittany Lions a berth in the Big Ten Conference championship game.

 

West Division

wisc #6 Wisconsin Badgers (9-2, 6-2) – A win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers OR a Nebraska Cornhuskers loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes will clinch the Badgers a berth in the Big Ten Conference championship game.

neb #16 Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-2, 6-2) – A win over the Iowa Hawkeyes AND a Wisconsin Badgers loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers will clinch the Cornhuskers a berth in the Big Ten Conference championship game.

 

 

Conference USA

 

East Division

wky Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (8-3, 6-1) – A win against the Marshall Thundering Herd OR an Old Dominion Monarchs loss to the Florida International Golden Panthers will clinch the Hilltoppers a berth in the Conference USA championship game.

odu Old Dominion Monarchs (8-3, 6-1) – A win against the Florida International Golden Panthers AND a Western Kentucky Hilltoppers loss to the Marshall Thundering Herd will clinch the Monarchs a berth in the Conference USA championship game.

 

West Division

latech Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-3, 6-1) – The Bulldogs have clinched a berth in the Conference USA championship game.

 

 

Mid-American Conference

 

East Division

ohio Ohio Bobcats (8-4, 6-2) – The Bobcats have clinched a berth in the Mid-American Conference championship game.

 

West Division

toledo Toledo Rockets (9-2, 6-1) – A win against the Western Michigan Broncos will clinch the Rockets a berth in the Mid-American Conference championship game.

wmich #21 Western Michigan Broncos (11-0, 7-0) – A win against the Toledo Rockets will clinch the Broncos a berth in the Mid-American Conference championship game.

 

 

Mountain West Conference

 

Mountain Division

wyo Wyoming Cowboys (8-3, 6-1) – A win over the New Mexico Lobos OR a Boise State Broncos loss to the Air Force Falcons will clinch the Cowboys a berth in the Mountain West Conference championship game.

boise #19 Boise State Broncos (10-1, 6-1) – A win over the Air Force Falcons AND a Wyoming Cowboys loss to the New Mexico Lobos will clinch the Broncos a berth in the Mountain West Conference championship game.

 

West Division

sdgst San Diego State Aztecs (9-2, 6-1) – The Aztecs have clinched a berth in the Mountain West Conference championship game.

 

 

Pacific 12 Conference

 

North Division

wash #5 Washington Huskies (10-1, 7-1) – A win over the Washington State Cougars will clinch the Huskies a berth in the Pacific 12 Conference championship game.

wast #23 Washington State Huskies (8-3, 7-1) – A win over the Washington Huskies will clinch the Cougars a berth in the Pacific 12 Conference championship game.

 

South Division

colo #9 Colorado Buffaloes (9-2, 7-1) – A win over the Utah Utes will clinch the Buffaloes a berth in the Pacific 12 Conference championship game.

usc #12 Southern California Trojans (8-3, 7-2) – A Colorado Buffaloes loss to the Utah Utes will clinch the Trojans a berth in the Pacific 12 Conference championship game.

 

 

Southeastern Conference

 

East Division

fla #15 Florida Gators (8-2, 6-2) – The Gators have clinched a berth in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

 

West Division

bama #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-0, 7-0) – The Crimson Tide has clinched a berth in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

 

 

Sun Belt Conference

arkst Arkansas State Red Wolves (6-4, 6-0) – Wins over the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns AND the Texas State Bobcats OR a win over Ragin’ Cajuns OR the Bobcats and a loss to the Ragin’ Cajuns OR the Bobcats AND an Appalachian State Mountaineers loss to the New Mexico State Aggies will clinch the Red Wolves will clinch the Red Wolves the Sun Belt Conference championship.

appst Appalachian State Mountaineers (8-3, 6-1) – A win over the New Mexico State Aggies AND Arkansas State Red Wolves losses to both the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns AND the Texas State Bobcats AND a Troy Trojans loss to either the Bobcats OR the Georgia Southern Eagles will clinch the Mountaineers the Sun Belt Conference championship. 

arkst Arkansas State Red Wolves (6-4, 6-0)/appst Appalachian State Mountaineers (8-3, 6-1) tie – A Red Wolves win against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns OR the Texas State Bobcats AND a loss against the Ragin’ Cajuns OR the Bobcats AND a Mountaineers win over the New Mexico State Aggies AND a Troy Trojans loss against the Bobcats OR the Georgia Southern Eagles will clinch a tiebreaker for the Sun Belt Conference championship between the Red Wolves and the Mountaineers.

troy Troy Trojans (8-2, 5-1) – Wins over the Texas State Bobcats AND the Georgia Southern Eagles AND Arkansas State Red Wolves losses against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns AND the Texas State Bobcats will clinch the Trojans the Sun Belt Conference championship.

 

-Asher Fair

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