College Football Conference Championship Games Without Divisions. What Would've Happened?

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College Football Conference Championship Games Without Divisions. What Would've Happened?

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College Football Conference Championship Games Without Divisions. What Would've Happened?

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Conference USA Conference Championship: What Would’ve Happened Without Divisions

It got messy for a while there. The early Conference USA championships – involving a whole lot of teams that took off – would’ve been different with a slew of different tie-breaking issues. It would’ve been fine lately, though.

The years when the championship would’ve been different without divisions are in bold, and the ones when the matchup would’ve been what actually happened aren’t. The records are for the regular season conference games only.

2021 UTSA 49, WKU 41

2020 UAB 22, Marshall 13

2019 Florida Atlantic 49, UAB 6
No Divisions Championship: Florida Atlantic vs Marshall
It’s a long-winded way of getting here, but FAU was 7-1, and WKU, Louisiana Tech, UAB, and Marshall were all 6-2. Marshall beat WKU and Louisiana Tech, UAB lost to WKU.

2018 UAB 27, Middle Tennessee 25

2017 Florida Atlantic 41, North Texas 17

2016 WKU 58, Louisiana Tech 44
No Divisions Championship: WKU vs Old Dominion
The 2016 championship turned out to be a blast, but Louisiana Tech wouldn’t have made it. It was 6-2, Old Dominion and WKU were 7-1.

2015 WKU 45, Southern Miss 28

2014 Marshall 26, Louisiana Tech 23

2013 Rice 41, Marshall 24

2012 Tulsa 33, UCF 27

2011 Southern Miss 49, Houston 28
No Divisions Championship: Houston vs Tulsa
Southern Miss was 6-2 in the East. Houston was 8-0, Tulsa was 7-1 with the lone loss to the Cougars.

2010 UCF 17, SMU 7

2009 East Carolina 38, Houston 32
No Divisions Championship: East Carolina vs UCF
East Carolina was 7-1, and Houston, SMU, and UCF were  6-2. UCF and SMU didn’t play, but Houston beat SMU, and UCF beat Houston.

2008 East Carolina 27, Tulsa 24
No Divisions Championship: Tusla vs Rice
East Carolina pulled off the championship, but it was 6-2. Tulsa and Rice were both 7-1. 6-2 Houston would’ve been ahead of ECU, too.

2007 UCF 44, Tulsa 25
No Divisions Championship: UCF vs East Carolina
UCF was 7-1, and East Carolina, Memphis, Tulsa, and Houston were all 6-2. ECU went 2-0 against the four teams involved in the tie-breaker – it didn’t play Tulsa. Tulsa only had one win against the group.

2006 Houston 34, Southern Miss 20

2005 Tulsa 44, UCF 27

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