Nov 10, 2012; Auburn, AL, USA: Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) drops back to pass against the Auburn Tigers during the first half at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-US PRESSWIRE

Championship Week Preview

Before the games kickoff, we’ll let you know who is playing who this week in each big championship game and also rank all the games taking place. If the need arises we’ll designate which team in the match-up should be on upset alert.

All times are central. Rankings are from BCS poll.

November 17, 2012; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) calls signals against the Georgia Southern Eagles during the second quarter at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Championship Game of the Week

Who: 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1 SEC) @ 3 Georgia Bulldogs (11-1, 7-1 SEC)
What: SEC Championship Game
When: Saturday, December 1st at 3:00 pm
Where: Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
Why: Winner plays Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship.

Games You’re Watching Anyway

Friday, November 30th:

  • 16 UCLA Bruins (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12) @ 8 Stanford Cardinal (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12), 7:00 pm (TV: FOX) – Pac-12 Championship Game
    Upset Alert: Both teams met last week and Stanford will need to be on their game or else an upset could happen.

Saturday, December 1st:

  • UCF Knights (9-3, 7-1 C-USA) @ Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-3, 7-1 C-USA), 11:00 am (TV: ESPN2/ESPN 3D) – C-USA Championship Game
  • 13 Florida State Seminoles (10-2, 7-1 ACC) @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (6-6, 5-3 ACC), 7:00 pm (TV: ESPN/WatchESPN) – ACC Championship Game

Alumni/Friends and Family Mainly Interested

Friday, November 30th:

  • 21 Northern Illinois Huskies (11-1, 8-0 MAC) @ 17 Kent State Golden Flashes (11-1, 8-0 MAC), 6:00 pm (TV: ESPN/WatchESPN) – MAC Championship Game

Saturday, December 1st:

  • 12 Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-2, 7-1 Big Ten) @ Wisconsin Badgers (7-5, 4-4 Big Ten), 7:17 pm (TV: FOX) – Big Ten Championship Game
    Upset Alert: Wisconsin can win if they get nice game from Montee Ball.

Ricky’s Picks

  1. 2 Alabama v.s. 3 Georgia – Georgia
  2. 16 UCLA v.s. 8 Stanford – Stanford
  3. UCF v.s. Tulsa – UCF
  4. 13 Florida State v.s. Georgia Tech – Florida State
  5. 21 Northern Illinois v.s. 17 Kent State – Northern Illinois
  6. 12 Nebraska v.s. Wisconsin – Nebraska


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