Conference Championship Analysis- Week 13 Edition

For the ninth-straight year, I will be publishing weekly November columns analyzing the conference championship races.  Like my bowl bubble watch, there is not really a column like this on any other mainstream college football site.  Bold teams have already clinched their division or conference.  Italicized teams are my predicted champions of their respective conferences/divisions at this point in time.  This list is updated through all games played on November 25, 2017.

ACC AtlanticClemson

ACC CoastalMiami-FL

Big Ten EastOhio State

Big Ten WestWisconsin

Big 12Oklahoma/TCU

Pac-12 NorthStanford (Within a month, Stanford went from almost losing to the Pac-12’s worst team, Oregon State, to beating Notre Dame and winning the Pac-12 North.  What a turnaround!)  

Pac-12 SouthSouthern California    

SEC EastGeorgia

SEC WestAuburn (The Tigers upset over Bama is going to create quite the playoff drama.)

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AAC EastUCF (The Knights have becomes the first team in college football history to go from a winless regular season to an undefeated regular season in just two seasons.  They absolutely belong in the College Football Playoff!)

AAC West Memphis

C-USA EastFlorida Atlantic

C-USA WestNorth Texas

MAC EastAkron (The Zips have become surprise MAC East champs for the first time in the Terry Bowden era!)

MAC West Toledo

MWC MountainBoise State

MWC WestFresno State

Sun BeltArkansas State/Appalachian State ( There is currently a three-way tie for the conference lead between Troy, Appalachian State, and Arkansas State, all of whom all have only one conference loss.  Next weekend Troy visits Arkansas State and Appalachian State hosts UL-Lafayette.  I think Appalachian State and Arkansas State with those two games and share the conference title since the two never played each other during the season.  Sadly, this league does not have a conference championship game until next season.)

 

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