Pac-12, Big Ten and ACC set to produce awful conference title-game matchups

COLLEGE FOOTBALL — Still long for the days of the Big 12 football championship game? Check out the potential matchups in every conference except the SEC and you may think again.
by Berry Tramel Published: November 9, 2012
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photo - Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson, left, yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Annapolis, Md. Navy won 31-30. (AP Photo/Gail Burton). ORG XMIT: MDGB110
Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson, left, yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Annapolis, Md. Navy won 31-30. (AP Photo/Gail Burton). ORG XMIT: MDGB110

ACC: The Atlantic Division (Florida State, Clemson, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Maryland and Boston College) is just 9-7 against the Coastal Division. Except the league's two best teams are Florida State and Clemson, and the Coastal has yet to identify a good team.

Miami leads at 4-2, barely ahead of 3-2 North Carolina, which also is ineligible for the ACC title game. Which means the Miami-Duke game next week could determine the division rep. The Miami-Duke winner could be 7-5.

So let's review, the weekend of all the conference title games, while Alabama and Georgia are knocking heads in a battle royale, the other games could be Oregon against 8-4 USC, Nebraska against Indiana and Florida State against 7-5 Miami.

On Dec. 1, Kansas State hosts Texas, and the Wildcats could be playing for a 12-0 season. I don't think anybody is going to be missing the Big 12 championship game.

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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