MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – Schedule, television channels and kick-off times for the college football games on Saturday, as the hunt for College Football Playoff places conclude this weekend.
Nothing has been decided yet, but Clemson, Oklahoma, Auburn, and Wisconsin are all sitting well and can determine their own destinies.
It’s easy. Win and you’re in.
No. 1 Clemson and No. 7 Miami
In one of the highlighted battles on Saturday night, Top-ranked Clemson and seventh-ranked Miami will square off in the ACC championship game in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A victory for the Tigers (11-1) would certainly secure a CFP place for the defending champion, while the Hurricanes (10-1) are likely in with a win.
Game time from the Bank of America Stadium will be at 8:00 PM ET with ABC televising the match live, nationally and WatchESPN streaming the coverage online.
No. 4 Auburn vs. No. 6 Georgia
Fourth-ranked Auburn and sixth-ranked Georgia will feature in the SEC championship game in Atlanta and the winner of this encounter is in without question.
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The clash will be a rematch of Week 10 in Auburn when the Tigers (10-2) handed the then-No. 1 Bulldogs (11-1) their first and only loss of the season.
That result finished 40-17 in favor of Auburn, but ESPN’s Football Power Index is predicting a closer scoreline this time around.
Auburn, which recently moved into the Top 2 after upsetting then-No. 1 Alabama, 26-14 in the Iron Bowl last weekend, is the highest-ranked two-loss team in College Football Playoff Rankings history.
Georgia defeated Georgia Tech last week to move up one place in the CFP rankings and knows that if they can topple the hottest team in college football at the moment, it will not only avenged the earlier loss, but also book a last-four spot.
Game time for this one is set for 4:00 pm ET and CBS will broadcast the coverage live from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 10 TCU
The other rematch on Saturday will come from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, where second-ranked Oklahoma will face 10th-ranked TCU meet in the Big 12 championship.
Kick-off time for this one is set for 12:30 PM ET and it will be live on FOX and streaming on FOX Sports GO.
The Sooners (11-1) beat the Horned Frogs (10-2) in their previous meeting in Norman last month and have the edge again in the rematch, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index, which gives them a 60 percent chance to win in the Big 12 title game.
No. 3 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Ohio State
Meanwhile, the Big Ten championship in Indianapolis will also have a say in the college football playoff race.
This year will see the third-ranked Wisconsin and the eighth-ranked Ohio State going head-to-head.
It is believed that the Big Ten champion will make the Top 4, but only one team is assured of a place.
A victory for the undefeated Badgers (12-0) is a sure ticket to the playoff, but a two-loss Buckeyes (10-2) could find themselves looking on from the outside, even if Urban Meyer’s team manage to pull off the win.
The last time Ohio State and Wisconsin played in the Big Ten conference championship was 2014 when the Buckeyes won 59-0 to book a playoff spot.
Elsewhere, No. 12 UCF and No. 16 Memphis will face-off in the American championship game in Orlando, Florida, with the Knights (11-0) aiming to stay unbeaten this season and also hand the Tigers (10-1) another defeat on the term.
UCF had a 40-13 win over Memphis when they met in September.