Big 12 wins vote to hold conference championship game without 12 teams

For the last few years, the FBS has held a policy where conferences could not hold a championship game without at least 12 teams in the conference. Because of realignment, the only two conferences that didn’t hold a championship game the last few years were the Big 12 and the Sun Belt.

The former conference has been fighting to get an appeal for that rule and it looks like they have finally gotten their wish. The NCAA announced on Wednesday that the Big 12 will be allowed to hold a league title game with just ten teams in the conference.

DI Council approves proposal allowing FBS conferences without 12 members to hold conference championship football games.

— NCAA (@NCAA) January 13, 2016

The Big 12 has not hosted a conference championship game since 2010 after Colorado and Nebraska left the conference for the PAC-12 and Big Ten respectively.

The last time two teams currently in the conference played in the championship game was 2003 when Kansas State faced off against Oklahoma.

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