After a chaotic and entertaining college football regular season, we have finally arrived at championship weekend. Many matchups could shake up the college football playoff race before Selection Sunday.
The No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs face the No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC title game. Next, the No. 4 Cincinnati Bearcats can punch their ticket to the playoff with a win against the No. 21 Houston Cougars in the AAC championship. Finally, the No. 5 Oklahoma State Cowboys need to defeat the No. 9 Baylor Bears in the Big 12 final, along with some help to sneak into the final four.
Some schools took the time to prepare some exceptional outfits for their title games. From throwback concepts to out-of-this-world accessories, certain squads stood apart from the rest in terms of style and fashion.
Here are some of the best looks from championship weekend around college football:
Ahead of their time
The No. 10 Oregon Ducks have been the unofficial kings of uniform ensembles for a while, and they didn’t disappoint with their fit for Friday night against No. 17 Utah.
The lights shine bright in Vegas.@OregonFootball uniform combination for the Pac-12 Championship. #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/K3AesEfoQq
— GoDucks (@GoDucks) December 2, 2021
To complement the look, players can wear new Nike Galaxy Vaporposite cleats. The shoe design and galaxy print on the footwear are inspired by the widely popular Nike Air Foamposite “Galaxy” sneakers released in Feb. 2012.
Ahead of our time. @OregonFootball will be rocking the Oregon Galaxy Vaporposite at the Pac-12 Championship. #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/aHVpMeL8OJ
— GoDucks (@GoDucks) November 30, 2021
The No. 4 Bearcats are seeing red with their championships threads.
🚨 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗠𝗣𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦𝗛𝗜𝗣 𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗗𝗬 🚨#Bearcats pic.twitter.com/7RcK5AslBz
— Cincinnati Football (@GoBearcatsFB) December 2, 2021
The UTSA Roadrunners also used one hue for most of their fit, with a splash of orange for vibrancy.
Home Sweet Dome.
🔵🔵🔵#210TriangleOfToughness | #BirdsUp 🤙@UTSAEquipment @UNISWAG @Alamodome pic.twitter.com/1p875MRmfe
— UTSA Football 🏈 (@UTSAFTBL) December 2, 2021
The Bears of Baylor went with an all-white look, and the hints of green offer a minty feel to this combination.
#Big12FB Championship Fit 🥶❄️#SicEm | #BUncommon pic.twitter.com/5oMOLlhK6H
— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) December 3, 2021
Honoring past champions
Not only is the bright color palette for Kent State‘s uniforms worth noting, but so is the helmet decal. This year’s squad is honoring the 1972 MAC championship team by wearing the same logo those Golden Flashes did when they won the title that season.
Throwback Thursday: MAC Championship Edition.
We are excited to honor the 1972 team by wearing the same helmet logo that was worn by that team when they took home the MAC Championship title.#FlashFAST⚡️| #BeTheAlpha🦅 pic.twitter.com/VHccPBWv4Y
— Kent State Football (@KentStFootball) December 2, 2021
Appalachian State Mountaineers took to the winter forest to reveal their championship threads featuring a sweet matte black lid.
⚫️⚪️⚫️ for Saturday’s title game#GoApp #BeatLouisiana pic.twitter.com/kIjXq0QxUt
— App State Football (@AppState_FB) December 2, 2021
The chrome domes return for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, complemented by an icy all-white fit for the C-USA title game.
Alamodome 🔀 𝙸𝙶𝙻𝙾𝙾 🥶#GoTops | @WKUEquipment pic.twitter.com/OKRSYoqFj9
— WKU Football (@WKUFootball) December 1, 2021
Honorable mention: Joe Roth Throwbacks
Although it is not a championship game, the California Golden Bears deserve some love for their wardrobe selection this week. They pulled out their annual Joe Roth Throwbacks for their game against USC.
It’s a 2-for-1 special this week for #WallpaperWednesday in honor of our Joe Roth Throwback Game!
Set one as your lock screen and the other as your home screen 📱 pic.twitter.com/nITv7BaTNB
— Cal Football (@CalFootball) December 1, 2021