TCU vs. Kansas State and Utah vs. USC are two of the College Football Conference Championship games happening this weekend, and the two with Playoff implications.
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Every College Football Conference Championship Game, Ranked by Importance


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It is a bitter sweet moment, but the regular season of the 2022 college football season is over and Championship Saturday has arrived.

There is not much on the line in terms of the College Football Playoff as the Georgia Bulldogs, Michigan Wolverines, and the TCU Horned Frogs should be 100% locks. As for the USC Trojans, they need a win to stay in the top four. However, that does not mean these games have little meanings as several New Year's Six Bowl games and the rest of the bowl games will be decided based on the results of these games.

So, without further ado, let's rank this weekend's college football conference championship games.

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9. MAC: Toledo Rockets (7-5) vs Ohio Bobcats (9-3)

Toledo Rockets head coach Jason Candle watches the action on the field during the first quarter of a college football game between the Ball State Cardinals and the Toledo Rockets

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  • How to Watch: ESPN
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.(EST)
  • Betting: TOL -2.5, O/U: 55
  • Toldeo's Last Conference Title: 2017
  • Ohio's Last Conference Title: 1968

While on paper this game is not all that exciting, this MACtion matchup for the conference title between the Toledo Rockets and Ohio Bobcats will be a great one.

Prediction: Toledo 31, Ohio 27.

8. Sun Belt: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (9-2) vs Troy Trojans (10-2)

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers huddle before a football game between the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the Appalachian State Mountaineers

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  • How to Watch: ESPN
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. (EST)
  • Betting: TROY -8.5, O/U: 48
  • Coastal Carolina's Last Conference Title: 2020
  • Troy's Last Conference Title: 2017

Both the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and the Troy Trojans have been dominant in the Sun Belt all season and now go head-to-head in the conference title game.

Prediction: Troy 38, Coastal Carolina 34.

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7. Conference USA: North Texas Mean Green (7-5) vs UTSA Roadrunners (10-2)

Wide receiver Joshua Cephus #2 of the UTSA Roadrunners catches a touchdown pass ahead of Kobe Hylton #2 of the UTEP Miners in the first half at Alamodome

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  • How to Watch: CBSN
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. (EST) (Friday)
  • Betting: UTSA -8.5, O/U: 69
  • UTSA's Last Conference Title: 2021
  • North Texas' Last Conference Title: 2004 (Sun Belt)

The USTA Roadrunners have been one of the least talked about Group of Five teams, but the North Texas Mean Green look to keep that talk at its minimum as the two face each other in a Friday night showdown for the CUSA title.

Prediction: UTSA 45, North Texas 30.

6. Mountain West: Fresno State Bulldogs (8-4) vs Boise State Broncos (9-3)

Jake Haener looks on during a Fresno State football game.

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  • How to Watch: FOX
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Betting: BSU -3, O/U: 54
  • Fresno State's Last Conference Title: 2018
  • Boise State's Last Conference Title: 2019

The Fresno State Bulldogs look to get revenge against the Boise State Broncos from earlier in the season as the two meet in the MWC title game.

Prediction: Fresno State 42, Boise State 31.

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5. Big Ten: Purdue Boilermakers (8-4) vs Michigan Wolverines (12-0)

Michigan Wolverines running back Donovan Edwards (7) races 85-yards for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the college football game between the Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes

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  • How to Watch: FOX
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Betting: MICH -16.5, O/U: 52
  • Michigan's Last Conference Title: 2021
  • Purdue's Last Conference Title: 2000

The Michigan Wolverines' spot in in the Playoff is stamped, but the Purdue Boilermakers would not mind giving them a blemish on their way in as the two meet in Indy for the Big Ten Championship.

Prediction: Michigan 37, Purdue 20.

5. AAC: UCF Knights (9-3) vs Tulane Green Wave (10-2)

Michael Pratt #7 and Tyjae Spears #22 of the Tulane Green Wave talk during a game against the South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium

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  • How to Watch: ABC
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Betting: TUL -4, O/U: 57
  • UCF'S Last Conference Title: 2019
  • Tulane's Last Conference Title: 1998 (CUSA)

The UCF Knights handed the Tulane Green Wave their only conference loss just a few weeks ago. The two go head-to-head with the conference title AND a New Year's Six Bowl game on the line.

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Prediction: Tulane 38, UCF 37.

4. SEC: LSU Tigers (9-3) vs Georgia Bulldogs (12-0)

Stetson Bennett #13 of the Georgia Bulldogs warms up prior to the game against the Samford Bulldogs

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  • How to Watch: CBS
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Betting: UGA 17.5, O/U: 51
  • Georgia's Last Conference Title: 2017
  • LSU's Last Conference Title: 2019

The Georgia Bulldogs have been the most dominate team all season and look to continue their national title defense with a win over the LSU Tigers in the SEC Championship game.

Prediction: Georgia 42, LSU 24.

3. ACC: North Carolina Tar Heels (9-3) vs Clemson Tigers (10-2)

DJ Uiagalelei during the annual Clemson Orange and White Spring football game in 2022.

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  • How to Watch: ABC
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Betting: CLEM -7.5, O/U: 63.5
  • Clemson's Last Conference Title: 2020
  • North Carolina's Last Conference Title: 1980

Both the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Clemson Tigers are entering the ACC title game with losses suffered last Saturday. So, which one ends their streak with the conference title on the line?

Prediction: North Carolina 41, Clemson 35.

2. Big 12: Kansas State Wildcats (9-3) vs TCU Horned Frogs (12-0)

Kansas State Wildcats running back Deuce Vaughn (22) tries to run through the line of scrimmage during the game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Kansas State Wildcats

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  • How to Watch: ABC
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Betting: TCU -2.5, O/U: 62
  • TCU'S Last Conference Title: 2014
  • Kansas State's Last Conference Title: 2012

The TCU Horned Frogs are the most surprising team of the 2022 season, but the Kansas State Wildcats look to play spoiler and take the Big 12 crown.

Prediction: TCU 36, Kansas State 33.

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1. Pac-12: Utah Utes (9-3) vs USC Trojans (11-1)

Mohamoud Diabate #3 of the Utah Utes brings down Jordan Addison #3 of the USC Trojans with one hand during the second half of their game

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  • How to Watch: FOX
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. (EST) (Friday)
  • Betting: USC -2.5, O/U: 68
  • Utah's Last Conference Title: 2021
  • USC's Last Conference Title: 2017

The Utah Utes are all that stand in front of the USC Trojans and their spot in the College Football Playoff, as the two battle it out with just more than the Pac-12 title on the line.

Prediction: USC 45, Utah 43.

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