The College Football regular season is coming to a close in Week 15 with Conference Championships on tap. We’ve got plenty of big matchups riddled throughout the top 25 and Power 5 conferences, with a few other intriguing games to keep an eye on.
Perhaps the biggest game on the slate is No. 2 LSU taking on No. 4 Georgia in the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta, Georgia, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. If LSU rolls and defeats the Bulldogs, it would likely shake up the College Football Playoff rankings. Georgia would drop to 11-2 and generally two-loss teams don’t make it into the playoff. We could see a number of teams jump into that 4th spot along with LSU, Ohio State and Clemson, who appear to be locks regardless of how Championship week goes.
A pair of teams that could take over that spot if Georgia loses are Baylor and Oklahoma, who will face off in the Big 12 Championship Game in Arlington, Texas, at AT&T Stadium. The Sooners are led by former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, who may be in the Heisman conversation if he can lead OU to another conference title. A win over Baylor and a Georgia loss could also boost OU into the CFP as a one-loss Power Six conference champion. Even Baylor has an outside shot if they can knock off the Sooners. If the Bears pull off the upset, their only loss would be by three points to this same Oklahoma team.
Let’s not forget about No. 6 Utah though, taking on Oregon in the Pac 12 title game in Santa Clara, California, at Levi’s Stadium. Again, if Utah can defeat the Ducks and take the Pac 12 crown, they’d have a very strong case at the CFP if Georgia or one of the other three teams slips up. It’d be shocking if Ohio State and Clemson did slip up, but it’s worth mentioning the Buckeyes will face Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship, while the Tigers take on Virginia in the ACC title game.
Here are the opening spreads and point totals on DraftKings Sportsbook for Championship week. They’re slowly arriving, and we’ll update this article as more come in.
Oregon (14) vs. Utah (6): -4.5, Friday, 8:00 p.m. ET
Baylor (9) vs. Oklahoma (7): -9.5, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. ET
LA-Lafayette vs. Appalachian State (25): -3.5, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. ET
Miami (OH) vs. Central Michigan: -4.5, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. ET
UAB vs. Florida Atlantic: -7.5, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. ET
Cincinnati (19) vs. Memphis (18): -10, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET
Georgia (4) vs. LSU (2): -5.5, Saturday, 4:00 p.m. ET
Hawaii vs. Boise State (20): -15.5, Saturday, 4:00 p.m. ET
Ohio State (1) vs. Wisconsin (12): +16.5, Saturday, 8:00 p.m. ET
Virginia vs. Clemson (3): -27, Saturday, 8:00 p.m. ET
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