Pac-12 scraps divisions moments after NCAA paves way

The Pac-12 will now put the teams with the best conference winning percentages in its title game after 11 seasons of pairing winners of the North & South divisions.

The Pac-12 announced Wednesday it was scrapping its divisional format for the upcoming football season moments after the NCAA Division I Council tossed out requirements that dictate how conferences can determine a champion.

The Pac-12 will now pair the teams with the highest conference winning percentages in its title game after 11 seasons of matching winners of the North and South divisions.

Other conferences are expected to follow, most notably the 14-team Atlantic Coast Conference.

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