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Leaders vs. Legends?

Posted on: May 13, 2011 5:05 pm
So, the Big Ten Championship commences this fall.

What will we see in that game?
Will it pit the Legends vs. Leaders?
Nope. The B1G Ten Conference is not set up to automatically have Division leaders playing in the Championship game.
B1G Ten Championship Selection Criteria
Division standings are based on each team's overall conference record. In the event that two teams are tied, the head-to-head results between those two teams determines the tiebreaker.
Three or more-team procedure
 1. Collective head-to-head record among all tied teams.
 2. Record of the tied teams within the division.
 3. BCS Component.
And there is that ugly BCS ranking put into the mix rather than have the conference decide, they pass off the responsibility to the BCS?
Anyone see anything wrong with that?
Category: NCAAF

Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: June 2, 2011 3:02 pm

Leaders vs. Legends?

Further research clarifies a somewhat confusing set of rules.

Yes. The championship game will be a team from the Legends division versus a team from the Leaders division.

However, the bids will be given to the one team from each division with the greatest number of conference wins. That means a team could win all 5 of its division games and miss the championship game.

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