November 27, 2019 -There is much to sort out this rivalry weekend and lots of football spread out over three days. All you need is a comfortable chair, a few screens and a couple trays of leftovers to get you through.
Along with this conference-by-conference rundown of what’s at stake:
Atlantic Coast Conference — The winner of Virginia Tech at Virginia wins the Coastal Division and a trip to Charlotte to be sacrificed to Clemson.
American Athletic Conference — If Memphis beats Cincinnati, which has already clinched the East Division, they play again next week at the Liberty Bowl in the conference championsip game. If Memphis loses and Navy beats Houston, the Middies win the West and go to Cincinnati next week. If both Memphis and Navy lose, Memphis at Cincinnati next week.
Big Ten — The winner of Wisconsin at Minnesota faces Ohio State next week for conference title.
Big 12 — Baylor and Oklahoma have wrapped up spots in the championship game, with the Sooners holding the head-to-head tiebreaker for the top seed.
Conference USA — OK, this is a little tricky. The East is straight forward: If FAU beats Southern Miss or Marshall loses to FIU, Lane Kiffin’s Owls play for the conference championship. An FAU loss opens the door for Marshall. In the West, UAB, Louisiana Tech and Southern Miss are tied at 5-2 and none of them is simply in with a victory.
Mid-American Conference — Miami will face Central Michigan if it beats Toledo on Friday. If CMU loses, Western Michigan wins the West Division.
Mountain West — Boise State and Hawaii have everything locked up and will meet on the Blue Turf next week.
Pac-12 — Oregon has its side of the conference locked up, but Utah still needs to beat Colorado at home to make a second straight title game appearance. A loss means USC wins the South Division.
Southeastern Conference — LSU vs. Georgia is booked.
Sun Belt — Appalachian State and Louisiana will meet in Boone, North Carolina, for the conference title for the second consecutive season.