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Why SEC, Big Ten championship games could be a ‘screw job’ for loser

Posted on June 12, 2024

By Andrew Graham, On3 Sports: Things are going to be very different for college football during the 2024 season. There are new-look conferences and a 12-team College Football Playoff, which while adding more teams will surely lead to some unforeseen controversy.

And On3’s Andy Staples and The Athletic’s Max Olson might’ve highlighted one potential trapdoor for the selection committee: How it treats the losers of conference championship games in the Big Ten and SEC going forward.

As things currently stand, the four highest-ranked conference champions will get the Top 4 seeds. But Staples wonders if the losers of the championship games in the SEC and Big Ten — which are going to division-less formats going forward — could get dropped below the third-place finisher from the regular season in their leagues.

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