Conference championship time

Teams want to hoist a championship trophy this weekend.
So they have a chance to hoist the national championship trophy on January 11.
The college football regular season winds down with championship games in eight conferences.
Top-ranked Clemson takes on North Carolina in the ACC championship contest at 8 p.m. on ABC. CBS has the SEC finale between second-ranked Alabama and Florida at 4 p.m.
Fox brings the Big Ten title tilt between Iowa and Michigan State Saturday at 8 p.m. while the PAC-12 championship matches Southern Cal and Stanford at 7:45 p.m. on ESPN.
Winners of those games will be watching with interest Sunday at noon when the four-team playoff field will be announced.
Houston hosts Temple in the American Conference title game Saturday at noon on ABC.
In Conference USA, Southern Mississippi travels to Western Kentucky on ESPN2 at noon.
Air Force faces San Diego State in the Mountain West on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m.
The Big 12 has a final weekend of regular season play, with Texas-Baylor on ESPN Saturday at noon and West Virginia meets Kansas State at 4:30 p.m. on FoxSports1.
Friday at 8 p.m., the MAC crowns its champion when Bowling Green battles Northern Illinois.
The first-place Washington Redskins meet the Cowboys Monday night on ESPN.
CBS returns to Thursday night for one more week, with the Packers going to Detroit while NBC offers Colts-Steelers at 8:20 Sunday.
The Jets and Giants have their New York battle on CBS Sunday at 1 p.m. Fox brings Seattle-Minnesota at 1 p.m. and either Patriots against Eagles or Saints facing the undefeated Panthers in the late afternoon slot.
MLS crowns its 20th champion Sunday, when Columbus clashes with Portland Sunday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
Stoke City meets Manchester City Saturday at 7:40 a.m. on NBC Sports network, followed by Arsenal-Sunderland. NBC has Chelsea-Bournemouth at 12:30 p.m., and it’s Newcastle United taking on Liverpool Sunday at 10:55 a.m.
The United States women has a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago Sunday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1.
TNT offers the Thunder at Heat Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by Spurs-Grizzlies. The Nets face the Knicks on ESPN Friday at 7 p.m., with Cavaliers against Pelicans in the nightcap.
The Wizards host the Suns Friday at 7 p.m. on Comcast and Dallas Sunday at 6 p.m.
Top-ranked Kentucky takes on UCLA Thursday at 9 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN2 has Oregon-UNLV Friday at 11 p.m.
Gonzaga goes against Arizona on ESPN Saturday at 3:15 p.m. ESPN2 has Kansas-Harvard at 3:15 p.m., followed by Buffalo facing Duke. It’s Texas A&M-Arizona State at 10:30 p.m.
Syracuse battles Georgetown Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on Fox.
Alabama tangles with Southern Mississippi Friday at 8 p.m. on FoxSports1. Saturday’s action starts at noon with Butler against Indiana State, then Chicago State-DePaul at 2 p.m. Western Kentucky takes on Xavier at 8:30 p.m.
NBC Sports network offers Mississippi meeting Massachusetts Saturday at 4 p.m.
North Carolina State plays Bucknell on Comcast Saturday at noon, with Northern Iowa facing Richmond at 6 p.m.
Oak Hill Academy hosts Chaminade of Missouri Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Michigan State meets Louisville in women’s hoops Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Top-ranked Connecticut clashes with Notre Dame on ESPN at 5:15 p.m.
There’s a doubleheader on ESPN2 Sunday, with Duke-South Carolina at 2 p.m. followed by Michigan against Princeton.
FoxSports1 offers Marquette’s contest with Oregon State Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Capitals head to Montreal Thursday at 7 p.m. on Comcast, then meet Winnipeg Saturday at 3 p.m.
Notre Dame hosts Massachusetts Saturday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports network.
NASCAR honors drivers for year-long excellence Friday at 9 p.m. on NBC Sports network.