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Re: How does College Football work?
It breaks down somewhat into regions. It's far more convoluted since you have far more teams than the NFL.
SEC = Southeastern Conference (southeast US with Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana State, etc)
PAC 12 = Pacific/west coast (Southern California, UCLA, Oregon, Oregon St, Stanford, etc)
BIG 12 = Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas State, other schools in Texas, etc (there are only 10 teams though)
BIG 10 = Midwest US (Michigan, Ohio St, Wisconsin, Illinois, etc) there are 12 teams here lol
ACC = Atlantic Coast Conference or eastern US schools for the most part
Things change often in recent years as well, as there have been many schools leaving and joining conferences. Watch SEC games is my recommendation. It's the best conference out of them all. Look for Alabama, LSU, Florida games...especially when they play each other.
As for how teams are ranked...LMAO it's a fucked up mess. Just watch the games for now and look up BCS or Bowl Championship Series for the complicated rules on how the teams are ranked.
I'm also going to merge this with the college football thread, but I'll keep it here for now.