Posts Tagged ‘Conference Championship’

Big Ten Conference Championship 2017!

December 3, 2017

The regular season of football has officially come to a close.  Wisconsin [#4] finished undefeated atop the Big Ten West Division while Ohio State [#8] survived the rigorous East Division, its only conference loss coming on the road at Iowa.  Congratulations to the Ohio State Buckeyes who were crowned Champions of the Big Ten Conference.  It has been a thrilling season full of victories, defeats, upsets, rivalries, disappointments, and unbridled joy!  This is what makes college football so much fun to watch — you just never know what is going to occur from one week to the next.  Rankings and win/loss records don’t always guarantee a victory.  Many an underdog has managed to derail the plans of a ranked or favored opponent.  So, on Tuesday we will find out which four teams actually make the College Football Playoff.  Regardless of who does or does not get the “invitation” to the college football playoff this year, seven (7) teams from the Big Ten, including the Spartans who finished second in the East behind Ohio State, will be getting invitations to play in bowl games over the coming weeks.  But, with the end of college football, comes the gearing up of conference play in college basketball . . . ah, and that means that March Madness is not far behind!  Go Green.

Some of the other conference championship results this weekend included:

Clemson (#1) defeating Miami (#7) to win the ACC Championship.
Oklahoma (#3) defeating TCU (#11) to win the Big-12 Championship.
Georgia (#6) defeating Auburn (#2) to win the SEC Championship.
Ohio State (#8) defeating Wisconsin (#4) by six (6) points to win the Big Ten Championship.
USC (#12) defeating Stanford (#12) by three (3) points to win the Pac-12 Championship.
UCF (#14) defeating Memphis (#20) by seven (7) points in double overtime to win the AAC Conference Championship.
Unranked Boise State defeating Fresno State (#25) by three (3) points to win the Mountain West Championship.

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College Football 2016, Week Fourteen!

December 4, 2016

The Big Ten Conference crowned its conference champion yesterday!  Congratulations to the Nittany Lions of Penn State!

There are only two unbeaten teams remaining (Alabama and Western Michigan) and the Big Ten Conference has five teams in the CFP rankings (four in the top-10):   Ohio State [#2], Michigan [#5], Wisconsin [#6],  Penn State [#7], and Nebraska [#16].  Now we just have to wait until later today to see what the final College Football Playoff rankings will be!  Next on the schedule . . . bowl season!

The upsets during Conference Championship Week included:
Wisconsin (#6) losing to Penn State (#7) by seven (7) points.
Navy (#19) losing to unranked Temple.

The close calls this week (games that were won by a touchdown or less) included:
West Virginia (#16) defeating unranked Baylor by three (3) points.
Western Michigan (#17) defeating unranked Ohio by six (6) points.

Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Alabama (#1) defeating Florida (#15).
Clemson (#3) defeating Virginia Tech (#23) by seven (7) points.
Washington (#4) defeating Colorado (#8).
Oklahoma (#9) defeating Oklahoma State (#10).

College Football 2015, Week Fourteen!

December 6, 2015

127It’s championship week with numerous high-profile games being contested as the regular season draws to a close.  Congratulations to Michigan State Spartans, the Champions of the Big Ten Conference!  By defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Spartans  should be guaranteed a place in the College Football Playoff (but we won’t find out officially until later today).  This means that Clemson has survived as the only unbeaten team remaining. The Big Ten Conference has five teams in the latest CFP rankings (three of the top six):   Iowa [#4], Michigan State [#5], Ohio State [#6], Northwestern [#14], and Michigan [#15], but following this weekend’s games, these ranking should be adjusted slightly.

Next up for the Spartans: the College Football Playoffs to possibly play either Clemson, Alabama, or Oklahoma.  Go Green!

The upsets this week included:
Iowa (#4) losing to Michigan State (#5) by three (3) points.
Baylor (#12) losing to unranked Texas by six (6) points.

The close calls this week (games that were won by a touchdown or less) included:
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Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Clemson (#1) defeating North Carolina (#10).
Stanford (#7) defeating USC (#20).
Houston (#19) defeating Temple (#22).