CHICAGO, IL The Big Ten and PAC 12 conferences have dominated the landscape of the college football world over the past seven seasons, with each national champion during that span currently playing in the two conferences. In addition to playing in the Rose Bowl in most years, the Big Ten and Pac 12 have also squared off in four of the last seven national title games. With most seasons culminating in matchups between the two conferences, it's only fitting that each season should begin with a Pac 12 vs. Big Ten showdown as well. And what's better than a season-opening meeting between two titans from the nation's most dominant leagues? Two cross-conference matchups. To reel in the new decade, the Big Ten and Pac 12 have agreed on a partnership where representatives from each conference will kick off the new season in a pair of neutral site week 1 games. There will be a matchup played in Arlington, TX as part of the Texas Kickoff Classic, and another hosted in Atlanta, GA as part of the Chik-Fil-A Kickoff Classic. A main stipulation that the conferences came to terms on is who will play in these games. The participants will be selected from a random lottery akin to the NBA draft lottery, with the odds favoring teams with less user games to participate. That being said, a team will never be asked to participate in consecutive years, and the same matchup will never be duplicated twice in a three year span. All told this should add another exciting element to what is poised to be an excellent 2020 college football season.