College football: Week 14 will unveil 2022 conference champions
New York, New York - The College Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) championship weekend is here and all top four College Football Playoff (CFP) contending teams will battle on the field for a conference title!
With the regular season in the books, teams have now turned the page to championship weekend as college football moves into the postseason.
This means plenty of impactful football is still to be played, which could potentially shake things up for the CFP selection committee come December 4.
New CFP contender USC will fight in the Pac-12 championships against defending champions Utah to keep their spot in the mix for the national semifinal game.
Projected title winners Georgia and Michigan will respectively move into their conference games as comfortable favorites, while TCU's rematch against Kansas State is anticipated to be a close battle.
With so much action ahead, here's all you need to know for the full slate of championship games this weekend!
Pac-12 Championship: USC vs. Utah
Win this game, and USC is in the CFP! Lose the game, and USC will be worried about stakes much bigger than being named the 2022 Pac-12 champions.
USC will enter the rematch against Utah seeking revenge after the Utes delivered a big upset to the Trojans earlier this year.
Can Utah hand USC an upset? The game is projected to be another close one, and will be the first conference title game of the weekend as it's set for Friday at 8PM EST on Fox.
SEC Championship: Georgia vs. LSU
In the South, college football fans will be treated to an all too familiar matchup. For the fifth time in SEC history, Georgia and LSU will face off for the SEC crown.
While a loss in the conference game wouldn't affect the Bulldogs CFP hopes, a win would surely go a long way for Georgia, who enters the weekend as the No. 1 team in the country.
The Bulldogs will welcome the Tigers on Saturday in Atlanta with a kickoff set for 4PM EST on CBS.
Big Ten Championship: Michigan vs. Purdue
Like Georgia, It's hard to see Michigan not make the CFP with a loss to Purdue at the championships.
We guess it's a good thing the Wolverines are projected to easily cruise past the Owls anyway, huh?
Heading into the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday, Michigan is coming off their second-straight win over rival Ohio State, and the team is eager to get back to the semifinal game after last year's Georgia team ended their playoff quest by defeating the Wolverines to advance to the national championship.
The Midwest's title game is set for 8PM EST on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Big 12 Championship: Kansas State vs. TCU
The last time TCU faced Kansas State, the Horned Frogs came back from a 14-point deficit to stay undefeated.
With Kansas State seeking its revenge, will TCU be able to hold the Wildcats off for a second time?
TCU, which garnered the reputation for playing in dangerously close games early on this season, can't afford any errors with the huge stakes on the line to earn its first playoff berth under the CFP.
The Big 12 championship stage is set for Saturday at 12PM EST on ABC.
ACC Championship: Clemson vs. North Carolina
This conference championship game may not have CFP implications, but nonetheless, the matchup will be electrifying.
The Clemson Tigers will be fighting for its eighth ACC title and a New Year's Bowl berth. Clemson's defense will be met with the Tar Heels' dynamic offense led by star quarterback Drake Maye.
The ACC title showdown is set for Saturday at 8PM EST on ABC.
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