Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Big 12 Chooses to Match Top 2 Teams for Title Game

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Big 12 Chooses to Match Top 2 Teams for Title Game

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The Big 12 Conference will not split into divisions for football and instead will match its first- and second-place teams when its championship game returns next season. Athletic directors decided on the 1 vs. 2 format after input from the league's football coaches, the conference announced Friday.

"Given our round-robin, nine-game scheduling model, it is expected the Big 12 champion will be uniquely positioned for College Football Playoff consideration," commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement. "I would argue there will be no path more difficult than our champion's, where it will have played every team in the conference, faced at least one autonomy conference non-conference opponent and then plays in our championship game. The guaranteed No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup will be a great game for our fans, and it's hard to imagine a stronger position for a conference champion. …

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