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Week 14 college football TV schedule and open thread: Championship Saturday

Here’s what to watch before and after the Gators play. 

NCAA Football: Navy at Southern Methodist Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

It’s championship weekend! The regular season comes to a close, and I don’t know about you, but for me it went by so very fast. On Sunday, we will find out bowl match-ups and the line-up for the third edition of the College Football Playoff.

Despite the widespread consternation about Florida’s offense, the Gators did make it to the SEC Championship Game, for the second year in a row, as repeatedly noted by Jim McElwain this week. Florida is one of only a handful of teams that get to play in their conference championship game this weekend.

The Gators take on the No. 1 undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide in Atlanta in the SEC Championship Game, today at 4:00 p.m., on CBS.

Feel free to hang out in this thread while watching any of today’s games, before or after the Gators play.

Here are our picks for today’s viewing windows:

Early (12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eastern)

Temple at Navy (12:00 p.m., ABC): Championship Saturday kicks off with the American Athletic Conference Championship. This game features two nine-win teams, No. 19 Navy and the Temple Owls.

Oklahoma at Oklahoma State (12:30 p.m., FOX): This is essentially the Big 12’s championship game, despite the fact that the Big 12 does not presently have an actual championship game. The winner of the No. 10 Cowboys and No. 9 Sooners wins the conference and a Sugar Bowl berth.

Afternoon (3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern)

Obviously you will be watching Florida play Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, at 4:00 p.m., on CBS.

Evening (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern)

Clemson vs. Virginia Tech (8:00 p.m., ABC): The ACC Championship Game, being played in Orlando, features the No. 3 Tigers and No. 23 Hokies. Clemson hopes to win and make the Playoff for the second consecutive season.

Wisconsin vs. Penn State (8:00 p.m., FOX): The Big-10 Championship Game does not feature No. 2 Ohio State or No. 5 Michigan. Instead, ever so slightly down the rankings, come the No. 6 Badgers and No. 7 Nittany Lions, who actually won the Big-10’s divisions. Could a big win by either team cause Playoff chaos?

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
AACCG: Temple at (19) Navy 12 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
CUSACG: LA Tech at Western Kentucky 12 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Kansas State at TCU 12 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Troy at Georgia Southern 12 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
(10) Oklahoma State at (9) Oklahoma 12:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
New Mexico State at South Alabama 1:00 p.m. ESPN3
UL Lafayette at UL Monroe 3:00 p.m. ESPN3
Baylor at (16) West Virginia 3:30 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
SECCG: (1) Alabama vs. (15) Florida 4:00 p.m. CBS /
SWACCG: Alcorn State vs. Grambling State 4:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Georgia State at Idaho 5:00 p.m. ESPN3
Arkansas State at Texas State 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
MWCCG: SDSU vs. Wyoming 7:45 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
B1GCG: (7) Penn State vs. (6) Wisconsin 8:00 p.m. FOX / FS Go
ACCCG: (3) Clemson vs. (23) Virginia Tech 8:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN