The league meetings are set this week for the American in Florida and with the inclusion of Navy into the conference this fall, the league will hold a championship game between both divisional winners.
The game will be noon and televised on either ABC or ESPN.
The American East Division will consist of UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, USF and Temple.
The West division will be Houston, Memphis, Navy, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa.
The division champions will be teams with the highest winning percentage in all league games. A two-team tie within a division will result in a head-to-head tiebreaker determination.
The championship game will be at the home of the team with the best conference record. If there is a tie, head-to-head winner will host. If the teams did not play, the best overall regular season record would host the championship.
“We are pleased to finalize the details of the first American Athletic Conference Football Championship, which will feature two outstanding and deserving teams,” commissioner Mike Aresco. “We considered a number of different tiebreaker models to determine which teams would play for the conference championship, but in the end, we feel that performance on the field was the best way to proceed.”