College Football Week 14 Betting
With the pending expansion of the College Football Playoff, the role of conference championship games has come into question. The ultimate fear comes from the 2003 Big 12 Championship Game, where the 10-3 and 15th ranked Kansas State Wildcats destroyed the undefeated and #1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners 35-7. Such a scenario keeps the College Football Playoff from automatically taking in conference championship teams. As a result, the conference championship games now rival the college basketball conference tournaments in fraudulence.
Should the College Football Playoff expand to 12 teams, the conference championship games will most often resemble a final NFL preseason game. So why do the conference championship games even exist? Well, the money, of course! The leagues and networks get enough eyeballs to make them worthwhile. And the communities that host the games love the tourism revenue from visiting fans. Thus, the charade continues.
Week 14 Schedule (All Times Eastern)
Friday, December 2, 2022
Conference USA Championship Game – TBD – CBSSN
The Conference USA championship game is played at the team with the best regular season record. The UTSA Roadrunners were the host and winner last year.
Pac-12 Conference Championship Game – 8 PM – FOX
The Pac-12 Conference Championship Game is held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Utah Utes are the defending champions.
Nothing epitomizes the lack of appeal for conference championship games like the Pac-12. This game has never been a draw, no matter where it's been held. But this will be the second season of the Pac-12 Championship Game in Las Vegas. That could prove to be a game-changer and spark based on last year. Attendance and interest were much better in 2021 at Sin City.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
American Athletic Conference Championship Game – TBD
The American Athletic Conference championship game is held at the team with the best regular season record. Last year the Cincinnati Bearcats hosted and won the game.
Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game – TBD – ABC
The Atlantic Coast Conference championship game is held at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Pitt Panthers are the defending champion.
Big Ten Conference Championship Game – 8 PM – FOX
The Big Ten Conference championship game is held annually at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Michigan Wolverines are the defending champion.
The Big Ten Championship Game was a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ohio State Buckeyes until last year. The Michigan Wolverines made the Big Ten championship game for the first time in 2021 and routed the Iowa Hawkeyes.
This year the Michigan at Ohio State game will likely determine which team from the East Division makes the 2022 edition of this game.
Big 12 Conference Championship Game – TBD – ABC
The Big 12 Conference championship game is held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Last year the Baylor Bears won a thriller on a goal-line stand at the gun against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The Oklahoma Sooners have dominated the Big 12 Conference in recent years. Meanwhile, the other bell cow of the league, the Texas Longhorns, have not been able to sustain success.
Mid-American Conference Championship Game - Noon - ESPN
The MAC championship game is held annually at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Northern Illinois Huskies are the defending champion.
There is nothing like "MACtion," and this championship game of the Mid-American Conference consistently delivers the goods for quality entertainment. Other conference championship games may grab more attention, but they rarely provide the excitement of the MAC.
Mountain West Conference Championship Game
The Mountain West Conference championship game is hosted by the team with the best conference record. Last year the Utah Utes upset the host San Diego State Aztecs.
Southeastern Conference Championship Game – TBD – CBS
The SEC championship game is held annually at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The Alabama Crimson Tide are the defending champions.
The SEC Championship Game is the one crown jewel of the week. The SEC title game resembles a Super Bowl with high TV ratings and sellout crowds willing to pay top dollar to get in.
Sun Belt Conference Championship Game – TBD
The Sun Belt Conference championship game is held annually at the team with the best regular season record. The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are the defending champions.
2022 College Football Schedule
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