• Group of 5 Championship Game Scenarios 11/21/23

    From Michael Falkner@21:1/5 to All on Tue Nov 21 17:12:15 2023
    UTSA @ (23) Tulane (Friday, ABC)
    Navy @ SMU (ESPN2)

    The UTSA/Tulane winner goes to the American Athletic Conference title game.

    If SMU wins, the American Athletic Conference title game is the UTSA/Tulane winner vs. SMU. Tulane hosts if they win (since they are ranked and SMU is not), a computer weighted average (of Anderson/Hester, Colley, Billingsley, and Wolfe) will determine
    which of SMU and UTSA hosts.

    If SMU loses, then a computer weighted average (of Anderson/Hester, Colley, Billingsley, and Wolfe) will determine which of SMU and the UTSA/Tulane loser goes to the title game. The UTSA/Tulane winner would host the game.

    The only way a computer doesn't get involved in this is if Tulane and SMU win. (https://theamerican.org/documents/2023/11/9/Championship_Tiebreakers.pdf)

    (25) Liberty @ UTEP (CBS Sports Network)

    Conference USA title game 12/1: New Mexico State at Liberty (CBSSN -- LOCKED). Because Jacksonville State has the same ineligibility James Madison does, no tiebreaker is needed even if New Mexico State loses to Jacksonville State.

    Mid-American Championship Game (in Detroit): Miami (OH) vs. Toledo -- LOCKED

    Miami (OH) defeated Ohio earlier in the season.

    Mountain West: Strap in.

    UNLV defeated Air Force last week to be the only 6-1 team in the conference. Beat San Jose State (5-2, no TV) on Saturday, they host the MWC championship game and would host the winner of Air Force and Boise State (Friday, FS1).

    Boise State plays Air Force as the other two 5-2 teams.


    If San Jose State wins: They, UNLV, and the Boise State-Air Force winner would be tied at 6-2, and no direct tiebreaker would advance or eliminate anyone or determine host site. Any of the three teams can host -- it's another computer aggregation
    situation, for both spots AND hosting.

    Sun Belt:

    Troy will host.

    If Coastal Carolina follows Appalachian State's lead last week and defeats James Madison, they would be the opponent (and would, in fact, be the opponent even if James Madison were eligible). If they lose, App State must lose to Georgia Southern.

    Appalachian State goes to Troy if they beat Georgia Southern (ESPNU) and James Madison defeats Coastal Carolina (ESPN2, same time on Saturday).

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