January 30, 2023

The final college football playoff field is formed from the results of the conference championship weekend, beginning with Friday’s Pac-12 and ending with Saturday’s ACC — plus all games in between.

The two most influential games on the schedule appear to be the encounters between No. 3 TCU and No. 10 Kansas State in the Big 12 and No. 4 USC and No. 11 Utah in the Pac-12. A loss to the Horned Frogs or the Trojans would allow one — or both — of Ohio State and Alabama to make the playoffs, though neither team plays in Week 14.

One game that impacted the playoffs was the SEC championship match between No. 1 Georgia and No. 14 LSU, although the Tigers’ loss to Texas A&M took the shine off that game. Had they won, a win over the Bulldogs would likely have granted entry into the playoffs.

Another game that can affect the playoffs is the Big Ten Championship between No. 2 Michigan and unranked Purdue. The Wolverines are heavily favored at this meeting, and a win would give the team their second Big Ten championship and playoff spot in as many seasons. A defeat would be nothing short of shocking, and the impact of that defeat would be massive.

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The ACC and AAC championship games are also worth watching to determine eligibility for the 6th bowl on New Year’s Day. The winner between No. 9 Clemson and No. 23 North Carolina – both after losses in Week 13 – will determine the conference’s Orange Bowl representative.

Likewise, between No. 18 Tulane and No. 22 UCF, the winner would determine the highest-ranked Group-of-5 team that would gain access to the Cotton Bowl.

The Sporting News explains how to watch all of the conference championship games this weekend:

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College football schedule today

All rankings reflect the current top 25 rankings from the College Football Playoffs.

Friday December 2nd

Game time (ET) TV channel
Akron near Buffalo* 13 o’clock
C-USA: North Texas at UTSA 19:30 o’clock CBS Sports Network, fuboTV
Pac-12: #4 USC vs. #11 Utah (Allegiant Stadium) 8 p.m Fuchs, fuboTV

* The game was postponed following a snow storm in Buffalo, NY on November 19th

Saturday December 3rd

Game time (ET) TV channel
Big 12: No. 3 TCU vs. No. 10 Kansas State (AT&T Stadium) Midday ABC, fuboTV
MAC: Ohio vs. Toledo (Ford Field) Midday ESPN, fuboTV
Valparaiso in the state of New Mexico* 3 pm
sunbelt: Coastal Carolina at Troy 3:30 p.m ESPN, fuboTV
SEC: #1 Georgia vs. #14 LSU (Mercedes-Benz Stadium) 4 p.m CBS, fuboTV
Supported communication: No. 22 UCF at No. 18 Tulane 4 p.m ABC, fuboTV
MWC: State of Fresno in the state of Boise 4 p.m Fuchs, fuboTV
Big Ten: No. 2 Michigan vs. Purdue (Lucas Oil Stadium) 8 p.m Fuchs, fuboTV
ACC: No. 9 Clemson vs. No. 23 North Carolina (Bank of America Stadium) 8 p.m ABC, fuboTV

* The game is scheduled to replace the October 22 game between New Mexico State and San Jose State, which was postponed following the death of a San Jose State player.

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How to stream college football games live

The conference championship weekend features 11 games on Friday and Saturday: one for each of the conference championship games plus the postponed Akron-Buffalo game, which was postponed to Friday due to a November 19 snowstorm

These games will appear on Fox, ESPN, ABC, CBS and the CBS Sports Network. Streaming options include the Bally Sports App, ESPN+, Paramount+, and fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

College Football Results Conference Championship Week

Friday December 2nd

Game
Akron in buffalo
North Texas at UTSA
No. 4 USC vs. No. 11 Utah

Saturday December 3rd

Game
No. 3 TCU vs. No. 10 Kansas State
Ohio vs. Toledo
Valparaiso in the state of New Mexico
Coastal Carolina at Troy
#1 Georgia vs. #14 LSU
No. 22 UCF at No. 18 Tulane
State of Fresno in the state of Boise
No. 2 Michigan vs. Purdue
No. 9 Clemson vs. No. 23 North Carolina

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