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College Football Championship Weekend Open Thread: Let’s talk championship weekend

Notes from around the SB Nation sites and an open thread to talk about it.

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It is the best Saturday in College Football... It is Championship Saturday in College Football and it is time to get you ready.

Here are all the news, notes and the big games to talk about today.


#20 Memphis at #14 UCF, 10am, ABC

UCF Has Become the Poster Child of College Football’s Underclass - The Ringer
Will any Group of Five program ever be able to crack the four-team playoff field?

Memphis Tigers football vs. UCF: What went wrong the first time
When the Tigers face UCF again in Saturday's AAC championship game, they'll be a different team than the one that lost to the Knights in September.

AAC Championship Game: Memphis vs. UCF Game Preview - Underdog Dynasty
A rematch will determine the conference champion and the New Year’s Six representative from the Group of 5.

#11 TCU at #3 Oklahoma, 10:30am, Fox

Everything you need to know about the Big 12 Championship - Frogs O' War
TCU and Oklahoma play for the Big 12 title on Saturday. Here’s everything you need to be prepared.

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Big 12 Championship Q&A with Frogs O’ War - Crimson And Cream Machine
For the second time in less than a month, Melissa Triebwasser of Frogs O’ War talks to us about a matchup between Oklahoma and TCU.

Oklahoma Football: Baker Mayfield’s efficiency, Trae Young’s rise in popularity - Crimson And Cream Machine
Also, Lane Kiffin keeps trolling Tennessee fans on Twitter.

#6 Georgia at #2 Auburn, 2pm, CBS

Season 2 Volume 14: Breakout - Dawg Sports

What a position to be in. The opportunity to avenge a beatdown, win the SEC and lock up a playoff spot all in the first ever championship hosted by Mercedes Benz Stadium. Georgia needs to...

3 Things That Worry Me About Auburn - Rehashed - Dawg Sports
Round 2 of The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry – 2017 Edition. Against an Auburn team that’s hotter than Lane Kiffin’s Tennessee trolling. And against a team that whupped us 3 weeks ago on the Loveliest Shanty on the Plains. For a playoff berth. And to even up the all-time series. What, me worry?

Opponent Q&A - Georgia - SEC Championship Pt. 2 - College and Magnolia returns to give us the scoop on the other side of the ball.

Deep Inside the Numbers: Auburn-Georgia First Blood Part II - College and Magnolia
AKA 2 #AuburnFast 2 Furious AKA the Squeakquel

#7 Miami at #1 Clemson, 6pm, ABC

Film Preview: Miami Offense - Shakin The Southland
The U is banged up but dangerous

Clemson Tigers Take on Miami Hurricanes in ACC Championship: Blogger Q&A - Shakin The Southland
This week as Clemson takes on Miami in the ACC Championship game we have a chance to talk to a different SB Nation site. State of the U is Miami’s SBN site and they were kind enough to sit down and...

House Money - With Nothing to Lose, the Canes Challenge Clemson - State of The U
Miami has already had a special season. Can the Canes shock the world and beat the defending champs?

Clinic Talk: Miami vs Clemson Preview - State of The U
Heading into the ACC Championship Game the Clemson Tigers have only lost three games over the past three seasons. Those games were the national championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide...

#8 Ohio State at #4 Wisconsin, 6pm, Fox

Big Ten Championship 2017: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin - Land-Grant Holy Land
Can the Buckeyes give the Badgers their first loss of the season?

2017 Big Ten Championship Game: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin preview - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Land-Grant Holy Land breaks down the Buckeyes.

Big Ten Championship Game 2017: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State previews, updates - Bucky's 5th Quarter
Here. We. Go.