The Power 5 title game matchups are officially set
With the USC Trojans clinching the Pacific-12 Conference’s South Division by virtue of the Utah Utes defeating the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday, the matchups for each of the Power Five conference championship games are officially set.
The Power 5 Conference Championship Games are SET 🔥🔥
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— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) December 13, 2020
Beginning with the Pac-12 Championship Game, which will take place on Friday, December 18, No. 15 USC (4-0) will play the Washington Huskies (3-1) at 8 p.m. ET on FOX at the Los Angles Memorial Coliseum, home of the Trojans.
The other four conferences will hold their title games on December 19.
In the Big Ten, the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) will clash with the No. 14 Northwestern Wildcats (6-1) at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium at 12 p.m. ET on FOX.
As for the Southeastern Conference, the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (10-0) are slated to battle the No. 6 Florida Gators (8-2) at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
For the rights to the Atlantic Coast Conference title, the No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-0) will face the No. 3 Clemson Tigers (9-1) at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte at 4 p.m. ET on ABC. Notre Dame defeated Clemson, 47-40, in double-overtime on November 7, but the Tigers were without star junior quarterback Trevor Lawrence in that game, due to a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test.
Housed by AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas at 12 p.m. ET on ABC, the No. 7 Iowa State Cyclones (8-2) will square off with the No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners (7-2) for the Big 12 Conference crown.
Like in the ACC, these two programs have previously met this year, with the Cyclones winning, 37-30, in Ames on October 3.