Michigan ended a lengthy conference title drought in 2021. Which other college football teams could follow suit and do just that in 2022?
Almost every year, we see teams ending lengthy conference title droughts. Sure, some college football conferences have the usual winners such as the SEC with Alabama or Georgia, the Big Ten with Ohio State, the ACC with Clemson, and the Big 12 with Oklahoma.
But things changed in 2021.
While the SEC still saw Alabama win the conference title, the Big Ten saw Michigan win the conference crown which ended a 17-year drought. Baylor ended a seven-year Big 12 title drought, Utah ended a 13-year conference tight drought (its last conference title came back in 2008 when the Utes were in the Mountain West), and Pitt ended an 11-year drought (last title came in 2010 when it was in the Big East).
It was a big season for conference title droughts coming to an end as every Power Five league besides the SEC saw a team end a seven-plus-year drought to win the crown.
With that in mind, 2022 could see more of the same.
Which Power Five teams could end some lengthy conference title droughts this coming season much like Michigan, Baylor, Pitt, and Utah did last year?