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We put a bow on the FBS regular season, and whittle down the playoffs elsewhere.

The Big 12 is on the line, along with eight other conference titles.
The Big 12 is on the line, along with eight other conference titles.
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Championship Weekend got off to a bang last night, and Western Michigan and Washington claimed the second and third FBS conference championships of 2016. (Appalachian State won the Sun Belt last weekend.) But now it’s time for the main event, as everything — except possibly the Group of Five representative in the Cotton Bowl — will get settled today.

Our attention here will of course be occupied with other matters early in the day, as K-State visits TCU to wrap up the regular season and try to ensure a trip to the Texas Bowl. At the same time, the American and Conference USA will be deciding matters; a Navy win in the AAC Championship Game might muddle the bowl picture considerably.

A half-hour later, it’s Bedlam, as the Big 12 title is decided. Obviously, that’s going to be option two for most folks.

In the afternoon window, it’s all SEC as Alabama takes on Florida, but the SWAC Championship will also be underway. Grambling shouldn’t have any issue there claiming their spot opposite North Carolina Central in the Celebration Bowl, but in HBCU football you just never know.

In the evening, the final three titles are decided. It starts with Wyoming trying to fend off San Diego State in the Mountain West, and fifteen minutes later it’s Clemson-Virginia Tech in the ACC and Penn State-Wisconsin in the anti-climactic Big Ten title game.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Annapolis MD)
Temple
9-3, 7-1 AAC
vs Navy
9-2, 7-1 AAC
11am ABC
ESPN3
CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Bowling Green KY)
Louisiana Tech
8-4, 6-2 CUSA
vs Western Kentucky
9-3, 7-1 CUSA
11am ESPN
WatchESPN
Kansas State
7-4, 5-3 B12
at Texas Christian
6-5, 4-4 B12
11am FS1
FS Go
Troy
9-2, 6-1 SBC
at Georgia Southern
4-7, 3-4 SBC
11am ESPN2
WatchESPN
Oklahoma State
9-2, 7-1 B12
at Oklahoma
9-2, 8-0 B12
11:30am FOX
FS Go
Baylor
6-5, 3-5 B12
at West Virginia
9-2, 6-2 B12
2:30pm FS1
FS Go
SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Atlanta GA)
Alabama
12-0, 8-0 SEC
vs Florida
8-3, 6-2 SEC
3pm CBS
CBSSports.com
SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Houston TX)
Alcorn State
5-5, 5-4 SWAC
vs (16) Grambling State
10-1, 9-0 SWAC
3pm ESPNU
WatchESPN
Arkansas State
6-5, 6-1 SBC
at Texas State
2-9, 0-7 SBC
6:30pm ESPN2
WatchESPN
MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Laramie WY)
San Diego State
9-3, 6-2 MWC
vs Wyoming
8-4, 6-2 MWC
6:45pm ESPN
WatchESPN
ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Orlando FL)
Clemson
11-1, 7-1 ACC
vs Virginia Tech
9-3, 6-2 ACC
7pm ABC
ESPN3
BIG TEN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Indianapolis IN)
Penn State
10-2, 8-1 B1G
vs Wisconsin
10-2, 7-2 B1G
7pm FOX
FS Go

Of course, that’s not all that’s going on tomorrow. The second round of the FCS playoffs will be on tap, with a lot of honestly intriguing games. They’re all available on ESPN3, so maybe you can play channel-flip on another device while you’re glued to your TV watching the big boys.

NCAA DIVISION I FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Second Round
(22) New Hampshire
8-4, 6-2 CAA
at 4 (5) James Madison
10-1, 8-0 CAA
1pm ESPN3
(13) Youngstown State
9-3, 6-2 MVC
at 3 (2) Jacksonville State
10-2, 7-0 OVC
1pm ESPN3
(11) UT-Chattanooga
9-3, 6-2 SoCon
at 5 (1) Sam Houston State
11-0, 9-0 SLC
2pm ESPN3
(9) Villanova
9-3, 6-2 CAA
at 8 (7) South Dakota State
8-3, 7-1 MVC
2pm ESPN3
(24) San Diego
10-1, 8-0 PFL
at 1 (4) North Dakota State
10-1, 7-1 MVC
2:30pm ESPN3
(14) Central Arkansas
10-2, 8-1 SLC
at 2 (3) Eastern Washington
10-1, 8-0 BSky
3pm ESPN3
(12) Richmond
9-3, 5-3 CAA
at 7 (8) North Dakota
9-2, 8-0 BSky
5pm ESPN3
(19) Wofford
9-3, 6-2 SoCon
at 6 (6) The Citadel
10-1, 8-0 SoCon
5pm ESPN3

It’s regional finals day in Division II, with the Bearcats of Northwest Missouri trying to get one step closer to Sporting Park as they face Great American champions Harding.

NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFFS
SUPER REGION 1
3 (4) Shepherd
12-0, 10-0 MEC
at 1 (8) California (PA)
11-0, 7-0 PSAC
noon Vulcan All-Access
SUPER REGION 2
6 North Greenville
10-2 IND
at 1 (3) North Alabama
9-1, 7-0 GSC
noon Stretch
SUPER REGION 3
3 (9) Harding
13-0, 11-0 GAC
at 1 (1) NW Missouri State
12-0, 11-0 MIAA
1pm Stretch
SUPER REGION 4
2 (14) Ferris State
11-2, 9-2 GLIAC
at 1 (2) Grand Valley State
12-0, 10-0 GLIAC
noon ESPN3

There are also three Division II bowl games today, two of which feature local squads. Both Washburn and Fort Hays State are in action today, wrapping up their 2016 campaigns.

DIVISION II BOWL GAMES
LIVE UNITED BOWL (Texarkana AR)
Southern Arkansas
9-2, 9-2 GAC
vs Texas A&M-Kingsville
8-3, 4-3 LSC
noon no video
MINERAL WATER BOWL (Excelsior Springs MO)
Bemidji State
8-3, 8-3 NSIC
vs Washburn
7-4, 7-4 MIAA
noon Stretch
HEART OF TEXAS BOWL (Copperas Cove TX)
Eastern New Mexico
7-4, 4-3 LSC
vs Fort Hays State
7-4, 7-4 MIAA
6pm ESPN3

In Division III, we’ve reached the quarterfinals as well, although they don’t use the strict regional bracketing system Division II uses. Every one of these games features a pretty titanic tussle by Division III standards; Mount Union extending their absurd two-decade true road game winning streak seems the safest bet among the four contests.

NCAA DIVISION III FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Quarterfinals
(7) Mount Union
11-1, 8-1 Ohio
at (14) Alfred
11-0, 8-0 E8
11am Stretch
(4) Wisconsin-Oshkosh
11-1, 6-1 WIAC
at (3) Saint Thomas (MN)
12-0, 8-0 MIAC
noon Tommie Sports
(13) Wheaton (IL)
11-1, 7-0 CCIW
at (1) Mary Hardin-Baylor
12-0, 6-0 ASC
noon Stretch
(6) John Carroll
11-1, 9-0 Ohio
at (2) Wisconsin-Whitewater
12-0, 7-0 WIAC
noon UWW Live

Finally, it’s the NAIA semifinals. Again, there’s a local flavor, as Baker attempts to become the first Kansas team to reach the NAIA Football National Championship Game since Emporia State back in 1989. And if they get there, they’ll try to be the first Kansas team to win an NAIA title since Pittsburg State in 1961.

NAIA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Semifinals
(4) Saint Francis (IN)
11-1, 5-1 MSFA
at (3) Reinhardt
13-0, 5-0 MSC
12:30pm Reinhardt
(9) Eastern Oregon
10-2, 8-2 Frontier
at (2) Baker
13-0, 6-0 HAAC
1pm ESPN3

Whew. Lots of football to keep an eye on today. Sit back and enjoy, folks, and we’ll see you on the other side!