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Pac-12 changes format for Football Championship Game
Division titles no longer matter
The PAC-12 announced today that the rules for participants in the Football Championship game would no longer be the divisional winners. Instead, the top two teams with the best conference records, regardless of division, would play in the title game.
The rule change goes into effect this upcoming 2022 season.
“Our goal is to place our two best teams in our Pac-12 Football Championship Game, which we believe will provide our conference with the best opportunity to optimize CFP invitations and ultimately win national championships,” said Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff. “Today’s decision is an important step towards that goal and immediately increases both fan interest in, and the media value of, our Football Championship Game.”