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College Football Championship Schedule: Who punches their playoff tickets?

It all comes down to this - the weekend’s games will decide this year’s playoff participants.

Big Ten Championship - Ohio State v Wisconsin Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

It all comes down to this.

Conference championship games are here, and most of the contenders for this year’s College Football Playoff are in action this weekend. There are plenty of win-and-you’re in teams — that group includes the top four of Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. However, Auburn’s opponent in the SEC Championship Game, the Georgia Bulldogs, would almost certainly be in with a win as well. In the other conferences it’s less clear, as the worse-ranked teams may need help to advance.

And then there’s Alabama out there, sitting idle at 11-1 and at #5 after their loss to Auburn a week ago. Of course, upsets can throw everything into disarray, which is why we tune in. Here’s your schedule for championship weekend.

Friday, December 1st

Pac-12 Championship Game

#12 Stanford Cardinal vs. #10 USC Trojans

5:00 PM PT (8:00 ET)
Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

Saturday, December 2nd

American Athletic Conference Championship

#20 Memphis Tigers at #14 UCF Golden Knights

12:00 Noon ET
Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, FL
ABC, Orlando, FL

Conference USA Championship Game

North Texas Mean Green at Florida Atlantic Owls

12:00 Noon ET
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL

Mid-American Conference Championship Game

Akron Zips vs. Toledo Rocketskron Zips vs.

12:00 Noon ET
Ford Field, Detroit, MI

Big XII Championship Game

#11 TCU Horned Frogs vs. #3 Oklahoma Sooners

11:30 PM CT (12:30 ET)
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

SEC Championship Game

#6 Georgia Bulldogs vs. #2 Auburn Tigers

4:00 PM ET
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

Mountain West Conference Championship Game

#25 Fresno State Bulldogs at Boise State Broncos

5:45 PM MT (7:45 PM ET)
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID

Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game

#7 Miami Hurricanes vs. #1 Clemson Tigers

8:00 PM ET
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC

Big Ten Championship Game

#8 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #4 Wisconsin Badgers

8:00 PM ET
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN