Monday, November 12, 2018

CFB TV Confirmations for 2018 Week 13 (11/23/18 - 11/24/18)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 11/23 & 11/24 from the twelve day selection process that most TV networks adhere to.  Please understand that games can be held until next Sunday if a broadcaster wants to wait on the results of the Week Twelve games.  The Big 12 & Big Ten, and possibly the American, have the possibility of having all or part of their games held for a six day hold of the start time.  All other conferences have either had their games set for this week or have used their allotment of six day holds.

The list of available TV windows are based on media websites, TV listings and press releases.  They can change based on the needs of the broadcaster or the conference.


Here's what I guessed based on the available openings (they will prove to be incorrect) and here is the current schedule for the week as several FBS games do have their time & television/webcast assignments already accounted for. 


Friday 11/23

12pm ESPNU: Buffalo at Bowling Green
12pm CBSSN: Akron at Ohio
12pm ESPN3: Central Michigan at Toledo
12pm ESPN3: Eastern Michigan at Kent St.
3:30pm ABC: Virginia at Virginia Tech

Six day holds

East Carolina at Cincinnati
UCF at USF

Houston at Memphis

Options are 12pm ABC, 3:30pm CBS Sports Network and 4/4:15pm ESPN

Saturday 11/24
12pm ABC: Florida at Florida St.
12pm ESPN: Syracuse at Boston College
12pm ESPN2: Purdue at Indiana
12pm FS1: Baylor vs. Texas Tech
12:20pm Raycom: NC State at North Carolina
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Wake Forest at Duke
3pm Pac-12: Stanford at UCLA
3:30pm ABC: Maryland at Penn St.
3:30pm ESPN/ESPN2: Minnesota at Wisconsin
3:30pm ESPN/ESPN2: Pittsburgh at Miami (FL)
3:30pm FS1: Arizona St. at Arizona
3:30pm BTN: Illinois at Northwestern
4pm FOX: Rutgers at Michigan St.
7pm ESPN: South Carolina at Clemson
7pm ESPN2: Kentucky at Louisville
7pm ESPNU: San Jose St. at Fresno St.
7pm Pac-12: Colorado at California
8pm ABC: Notre Dame at USC
10pm FS1: BYU at Utah
10:15pm ESPN/ESPN2: Utah St. at Boise St.
10:30pm ESPN2/ESPNU: Hawai'i at San Diego St.

Six day holds
Kansas St. at Iowa St. - 7pm FS1 or 8pm FOX
Oklahoma St. at TCU - 7pm FS1 or 8pm FOX
SMU at Tulsa - 12pm ESPNU, 3:30pm ESPNU or 3:30pm CBSSN
Temple at Connecticut - 12pm ESPNU, 3:30pm ESPNU or 3:30pm CBSSN
Navy at Tulane - 12pm ESPNU, 3:30pm ESPNU or 3:30pm CBSSN

Sunday, November 11, 2018

CFB TV Guesses for 2018 Week 13 (11/23/18 - 11/24/18)

The Big 12 and Big Ten have six day holds remaining.  The American may have one as well.  Don't be surprised if they all get used.  Pretty sure they could be used on the Black Friday games but they might have to make decision on Saturday earlier in the day and not wait until Sunday to determine start times & TV.

Here are the games already set for television and/or webcast.  Here are the known available telecast windows.

Friday
* If Virginia at Virginia Tech were to help decide the ACC Coastal, I would have it on ABC.  If it doesn't and Houston at Memphis would help decide the American West, consider swapping those two.  If both games matter, East Carolina and Cincinnati & Houston at Memphis likely swap spots and Virginia at Virginia Tech stays on ABC.
* The MAC choices are purely based on best available records.  Ohio has to win out, beating both Buffalo & Akron, where UB only needs a win in their final two.  The MAC West should be decided earlier in the week.

12pm ABC: Virginia at Virginia Tech
12pm ESPNU: Buffalo at Bowling Green
12pm CBSSN: Akron at Ohio
3:30pm ABC: UCF at USF
3:30pm CBSSN: Houston at Memphis
4pm ESPN: East Carolina at Cincinnati

Streaming: Eastern Michigan at Kent St. & Central Michigan at Toledo

Saturday
* All SEC games were chosen at the time the 11/17 selections were released.
* ESPN used all 23 of their Big 12 selections before the selections of the 11/24 games, so all three will be on FOX or FS1.
* Two Pac-12 selections remain for both FOX Sports and ESPN to get to their maximum of 22 games for each network group.  Pac-12 Networks would have a single game.
* For the Big Ten, ESPN Networks has used 24 selections and FOX has used 26. 
* ESPN could be one short of their maximum 27 Big Ten selections if the Raycom Sports split that I've predicted doesn't happen.  Raycom hasn't had their regional split window this year, unless by doing more RSN games they've escaped the need to do that.  If the Raycom split doesn't happen, move Rutgers-Michigan St. to BTN and Kentucky at Louisville to 3:30pm ESPN2.
* FS1 lists four telecast windows.  11pm should be for the Pac-12 & 7:30pm for the Big 12.
* With the FS1 11pm window, do not expect the Territorial Cup or the Holy War in that window since it means a 9pm local time start.  Either Colorado at California or Stanford at UCLA looks likely here.  Could it be Notre Dame at USC?  Yeah, I guess, but it would be wasteful of a game on such a late evening slot.
* If Iowa St. has a chance to play in the Big 12 title game, their game could be held at least for a network decision.  Might get slotted to 4pm with a chance to move to FOX if they beat Texas.  Also, if that happens, Iowa St.'s game vs. Incarnate Word on 12/1 would be cancelled.
* BTN only has one telecast window at 3:30pm, but could show multiple games at that time.
* Tulane gets a pre-noon kickoff to avoid playing while the Bayou Classic is ongoing.
* I slotted FOX with the 1st Pac-12 pick.  Ohio St. at Michigan is the top Big Ten pick and on FOX.  As previously mentioned, ESPN has already used all of their Big 12 selections prior to the Saturday games (WVU-Oklahoma is clearly the best available Big 12 game & is on ESPN)

12pm ABC: Syracuse at Boston College
12pm ESPN: Florida at Florida St.
12pm ESPN2: Pittsburgh at Miami (FL)
12pm FS1: Oklahoma St. at TCU
12pm ESPNU: Navy at Tulane
12:20pm Raycom: NC State at North Carolina
12:20pm Raycom: Kentucky at Louisville
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Wake Forest at Duke
3:30pm ABC: Maryland at Penn St.
3:30pm ESPN: Illinois at Northwestern
3:30pm ESPN2: Rutgers at Michigan St.
3:30pm ESPNU: SMU at Tulsa
3:30pm CBSSN: Temple at Connecticut
3:30pm BTN: Purdue at Indiana
4pm FOX: Minnesota at Wisconsin
4pm FS1: Kansas St. at Iowa St.
7pm ESPN2: Utah St. at Boise St.
7pm ESPNU: San Jose St. at Fresno St.
7:30pm ESPN: BYU at Utah
7:30pm FS1: Baylor vs. Texas Tech
8pm ABC: South Carolina at Clemson
8pm FOX: Notre Dame at USC
10pm ESPN2: Colorado at California
10:30pm ESPNU: Hawai'i at San Diego St.
11pm FS1: Stanford at UCLA
TBA Pac-12: Arizona St. at Arizona

Friday, November 9, 2018

Six Day Guesses for 11/17/18 CFB TV Selections

What is known regarding 11/17 selections
* No Big Ten game at night
* Four SEC games will be played at 12pm ET
* Yale vs. Harvard is at 12pm ET
* FOX selects first for the Pac-12, then ESPN. Slotting on ESPN & Pac-12 Networks could be affected if Colorado is slotted late on ESPN in the earliest slot on Pac-12 Networks.  If ESPN were to choose Utah at Colorado, the late ESPN slot would move to 10pm ET as the Pac-12 wants all TV time slots to start no later than 8pm local time.
* I gave FOX the top Big Ten slot and ESPN the top Big 12 game.

I used current betting lines to influence decisions where a win or loss could move a game up or down in the theoretical selection order.

12pm ABC: Cincinnati at UCF
12pm FOX: Indiana at Michigan
12pm ESPN: Wisconsin at Purdue
12pm ESPN2: Arkansas at Mississippi St.
12pm FS1: Texas Tech at Kansas St.
12pm ESPNU: Middle Tennessee at Kentucky
12pm ESPNEWS: Yale vs. Harvard
12pm SEC: The Citadel at Alabama
12pm SEC Alt: Idaho at Florida
12pm BTN: Penn St. at Rutgers
12pm BTN: Michigan St. at Nebraska
1:30pm Pac-12: Utah at Colorado
3:30pm ABC: Ohio St. at Maryland
3:30pm FOX: Kansas at Oklahoma
3:30pm ESPN: Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech
3:30pm ESPN2: Boston College at Florida St.
3:30pm FS1: Baylor at TCU
3:30pm ESPNU: USF at Temple
3:30pm BTN: Northwestern at Minnesota
3:30pm BTN: Illinois at Iowa
4:30pm Pac-12: Oregon St. at Washington
7pm ESPN: Duke at Clemson
7pm ESPN2: UAB at Texas A&M
7:30pm FOX: Arizona at Washington St.
7:30pm Pac-12: Stanford at California
8pm ABC: West Virginia at Oklahoma St.
10:30pm ESPN: USC at UCLA
10:30pm Pac-12: Arizona St. at Oregon

Monday, November 5, 2018

CFB TV Confirmations for 2018 Week 12 (11/14/18 - 11/17/18)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 11/14 & 11/17 from the twelve day selection process that most TV networks adhere to.  Please understand that games can be held until next Sunday if a broadcaster wants to wait on the results of the Week Eleven games.  Most conferences have the possibility of having all or part of their games held for a six day hold of the start time.  The MAC games on 11/14 could wait for the results of the 11/7 MAC games,

The list of available TV windows are based on media websites, TV listings and press releases.  They can change based on the needs of the broadcaster or the conference.


Here's what I guessed based on the available openings (they will prove to be incorrect) and here is the current schedule for the week as several FBS games do have their time & television/webcast assignments already accounted for. 


The number of six day holds available for each conference

ACC: 0 (10/6, 10/27 & 11/10, 11/17)
American: ??? (10/27, 11/10 & 11/17)**
Big 12: 1 (11/3, 11/10, 11/17)
Big Ten: 1 (10/27 by FOX it appears, 11/10 & 11/17)
SEC: 1 (11/3 & 11/10)*
Pac-12: 0 (10/6 by FOX, 11/3 & 11/10 by ESPN, 11/17 by FOX)

* I forgot that three six day holds were used with the SEC last year, so one could be remaining.

** I remember reading the American had a max of two 6 day holds & they've used a 3rd.

Games on six day hold

Duke at Clemson
Boston College at Florida St.
Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech
Cincinnati at UCF
USF at Temple
Kansas at Oklahoma
Texas Tech at Kansas St.
West Virginia at Oklahoma St.
TCU at Baylor
Indiana at Michigan
Illinois at Iowa
Northwestern at Minnesota
Ohio St. at Maryland
Michigan St. at Nebraska
Penn St. at Rutgers
Wisconsin at Purdue
Yale vs. Harvard (12pm on an ESPN linear TV channel)
Arizona at Washington St.
Arizona St. at Oregon
USC at UCLA
Utah at Colorado

All Big Ten games will start at either 12pm or 3:30pm ET.  No night games.


Wednesday 11/14
7pm ESPN2: Buffalo at Ohio
8pm ESPNU: Miami (OH) at Northern Illinois

Saturday 11/17
12pm ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU/SEC/SEC Alt.: The Citadel at Alabama
12pm ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU/SEC/SEC Alt.: Idaho at Florida
12pm ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU/SEC/SEC Alt.: Middle Tennessee at Kentucky
12pm ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU/SEC/SEC Alt.: Arkansas at Mississippi St.
12pm ACC RSNs: Pittsburgh at Wake Forest
12:20pm Raycom: NC State at Louisville
3pm ACC Extra: Western Carolina at North Carolina
3:30pm CBS: Missouri at Tennessee
3:30pm ACC RSNs: Virginia at Georgia Tech
4pm ESPNEWS: Air Force at Wyoming
4pm SEC: Massachusetts at Georgia
4pm SEC Alt: Liberty at Auburn
TBA Pac-12: Oregon St. at Washington (4:30pm or 5pm ET)
7pm ESPN/ESPN2: UAB at Texas A&M
7pm CBSSN: Connecticut at East Carolina
7:30pm ESPNU: Rice at LSU
7:30pm SEC: Ole Miss at Vandebilt
7:30pm SEC Alt.: Chattanooga at South Carolina
TBA Pac-12: Stanford at California (7:30pm or 8pm ET)
10:15pm ESPN2: New Mexico St. at BYU

SEC for 11/24
12pm SEC: Georgia Tech at Georgia
3:30pm CBS: Auburn at Alabama
4pm SEC: Tennessee at Vanderbilt
7:30pm SEC: LSU at Texas A&M

Sunday, November 4, 2018

CFB TV Guesses for 2018 Week 12 (11/14/18 - 11/17/18)

Here are the games already set for television and/or webcast.  Here are the known available telecast windows.

* ACC RSNs indicate a doubleheader of ACC games at 12pm & 3:30pm.
* Here's the deal: there's a glut of SEC games. I can't guarantee that each SEC Network window has two games, but this was the way I could get each game placed be along with most from other conferences.
* Yale vs. Harvard is guaranteed a linear TV slot, so I have it an ESPNEWS opening.
* BYUtv doesn't have an opening. I pushed their game over there. The channel has a women's basketball game at 6pm ET, which is why I slotted the football game at 2pm ET. They could move the basketball game start time to start the football game later too.
* I think you could see a reverse mirror at 8pm for ABC & ESPN2 if the games selected allow for it with ESPN2 not caring a late evening game.
* The Pac-12 Network schedule does not say the number of windows for 11/17 nor the start times.  Based on ESPN (19) and FOX Sports (19) using a combined 38 of 44 selections and the 11/24 schedule showing two Pac-12 Networks games of five available Pac-12 games, that leads me to believe that three games will air on Pac-12 Networks on 11/17, with the other three games split between ESPN & FOX Sports to get to their 44 regular season selections.  I'm assuming telecast windows of 2pm, 5:30pm and 9pm ET on Pac-12 Networks, but they do shift around as needed.
* In the Big 12, ESPN has used 21 of 23 selections.  I have them using one available selection here, leaving them with one selection for 11/24.  Note that they used the top selection for 11/17, per Iowa St., on the Iowa St. at Texas game airing on Longhorn Network.  I gave the FOX the choice right after that one.
* A similar situation exists in the Big Ten.  FOX Sports has used 24 selections of 27, while ESPN has used 23.  I have FOX picking first and using one selection & ESPN using two.  Looking ahead to 11/23 & 11/24, I think its possible that FOX could end up using 26 of their max 27 selections, but per the rights agreement sheet I saw, FOX's available selections is an elastic 24 to 27 games, which I assume is based on other programming commitments.

Wednesday 11/14
7pm ESPN2: Buffalo at Ohio
8pm ESPNU: Miami (OH) at Northern Illinois

Saturday 11/17
12pm ABC: Ohio St. at Maryland
12pm FOX: Kansas at Oklahoma
12pm ESPN: Wisconsin at Purdue
12pm ESPN2: Arkansas at Mississippi St.
12pm FS1: Texas Tech at Kansas St.
12pm ESPNU: Massachusetts at Georgia
12pm ESPNEWS: Yale vs. Harvard
12pm SEC: Middle Tennessee at Kentucky
12pm SEC: The Citadel at Alabama
12pm BTN: Iowa at Illinois
12pm BTN: Penn St. at Rutgers
12pm ACC RSNs: Pittsburgh at Wake Forest
12:20pm Raycom: NC State at Louisville
2pm BYUtv: New Mexico St. at BYU
2pm Pac-12: Utah at Colorado
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: Cincinnati at UCF
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: Stanford at California
3:30pm CBS: Ole Miss at Vanderbilt
3:30pm FOX: Indiana at Michigan
3:30pm ESPN: Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech
3:30pm FS1: Arizona St. at Oregon
3:30pm ESPNU: Virginia at Georgia Tech
3:30pm BTN: Michigan St. at Nebraska
3:30pm BTN: Northwestern at Minnesota
3:30pm ACC RSNs: Boston College at Florida St.
4pm ESPNEWS: Connecticut at East Carolina
4pm SEC: Liberty at Auburn
4pm SEC: Idaho at Florida
5:30pm Pac-12: Oregon St. at Washington
7pm ESPN: Rice at LSU
7pm ESPN2: UAB at Texas A&M
7pm ESPNU: TCU at Baylor
7pm CBSSN: USF at Temple
7:30pm FOX: West Virginia at Oklahoma St.
7:30pm SEC: Missouri at Tennessee
7:30pm SEC: Chattanooga at South Carolina
8pm ABC: Duke at Clemson
9pm Pac-12: USC at UCLA
10:30pm ESPN: Arizona at Washington St.

Streaming
Western Carolina at North Carolina
Air Force at Wyoming

Friday, November 2, 2018

Six Day Guesses for 11/10/18 CFB TV Selections

Bit of a toss off, but here's some guesses towards 11/10 since a ton of games' TV & time decisions were held back.

What is known regarding 11/10:

  • All FOX Sports choices will come from the Big 12 and Big Ten.  Per Jon Wilner, all remaining Pac-12 choices are held by ESPN (1st & 3rd picks) and Pac-12 Networks (2nd pick).
  • SEC gaames will air on SEC Network at 3:30pm & 7pm, ESPN at 12pm & 7pm and CBS at 12pm.  
  • No Big Ten games will be played at night, so they will air at 12pm & 3:30pm.  
  • Michigan needs to appear on BTN either vs. Rutgers or vs. Indiana on 11/17 to fulfill the requirement for one Big Ten intraconference game on BTN.  
What I assumed:
  • For the SEC, I assumed the two ESPN picks went first, then the CBS pick, then the remaining SEC Network selections
  • I gave FOX Sports the first choice in the Big Ten
  • I continued to work under the assumption that ESPN had the top pick in the Big 12, then FOX Sports had the remaining choices.
12pm ABC: Wisconsin at Penn St.
12pm CBS: Kentucky at Tennessee
12pm FOX: TCU at West Virginia
12pm ESPN: South Carolina at Florida
12pm ESPN2: Purdue at Minnesota
12pm FS1: Northwestern at Iowa
12pm BTN: Michigan at Rutgers
3:30pm ABC: Clemson at Boston College
3:30pm FOX: Ohio St. at Michigan St.
3:30pm ESPN: Oregon at Utah
3:30pm ESPN2: Maryland at Indiana
3:30pm FS1: Baylor at Iowa St.
3:30pm ESPNU: Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh
3:30pm SEC: Ole Miss at Texas A&M
3:30pm BTN: Illinois at Nebraska
5:30pm Pac-12: Washington St. at Colorado
7pm ESPN: Auburn at Georgia
7pm ESPN2: USF at Cincinnati
7pm ESPNU: Miami (FL) at Georgia Tech
7pm CBSSN: Navy at UCF
7:30pm FOX: Texas at Texas Tech
7:30pm SEC: LSU at Arkansas
8pm ABC: Oklahoma St. at Oklahoma
8pm ESPNEWS: Temple at Houston
10:30pm ESPN2: UNLV at San Diego St.
10:30pm ESPNU: Colorado St. at Nevada
10:45pm ESPN: California at USC

Monday, October 29, 2018

CFB TV Confirmations for 2018 Week 11 (11/7/18 - 11/10/18)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 11/7 & 11/10 from the twelve day selection process that most TV networks adhere to.  Please understand that games can be held until next Sunday if a broadcaster wants to wait on the results of the Week Ten games.  Most conferences have the possibility of having all or part of their games held for a six day hold of the start time.  The MAC games on 11/7 could wait for the results of the 11/1 MAC games,

The list of available TV windows are based on media websites, TV listings and press releases.  They can change based on the needs of the broadcaster or the conference.


Here's what I guessed based on the available openings (they will prove to be incorrect) and here is the current schedule for the week as several FBS games do have their time & television/webcast assignments already accounted for. 


The number of six day holds available for each conference

ACC: 1 (10/6, 10/27 & 11/10)
American: 0 (10/27 & 11/10)
Big 12: 2 (11/3 & 11/10)
Big Ten: 2 (10/27 by FOX it appears & 11/10)
SEC: 0 (11/3 & 11/10)
Pac-12: 1 (10/6 by FOX, 11/3 & 11/10 by ESPN)

Games held for six day hold

Toledo at Northern Illinois (11/7)
Ohio at Miami (OH) (11/7)
Michigan at Rutgers
Ohio St. at Michigan St.
Maryland at Indiana
Wisconsin at Penn St.
Illinois at Nebraska
Purdue at Minnesota
Northwestern at Iowa
California at USC
Washington St. at Colorado
Oregon at Utah
Clemson at Boston College
Miami (FL) at Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh
Baylor at Iowa St.
Oklahoma St. at Oklahoma
Texas at Texas Tech
TCU at West Virginia
LSU at Arkansas
South Carolina at Florida
Auburn at Georgia
Kentucky at Tennessee
Ole Miss at Texas A&M
USF at Cincinnati
Navy at UCF
Temple at Houston

* Big Ten confirms that none of their games will be night games.  
* SEC options are 12pm CBS, 12pm ESPN, 3:30pm SEC Network, 7pm ESPN and 7:30pm SEC Network.  
* Pac-12 options are 3:30 (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2), 5:30pm (Pac-12 Networks), 7pm (ESPN2) or 10:45pm (ESPN). Pac-12 Networks in between the two ESPN picks. I assume 10:45pm is a guaranteed slot. All per Jon Wilner.

Saturday 11/10
12pm ESPNU: Tulsa at Memphis
12pm FSN: Kansas at Kansas St.
12pm SEC: Vanderbilt at Missouri
12pm ESPN3: SMU at Connecticut
12:20pm Raycom: North Carolina at Duke
2pm Pac-12: UCLA at Arizona St.
3pm ACC RSNs: Liberty at Virginia
3:30pm CBS: Mississippi St. at Alabama
4pm ESPNEWS: East Carolina at Tulane
5pm ESPN+: Arkansas St. at Coastal Carolina
9pm Pac-12: Oregon St. at Stanford
10:30pm ESPN2/ESPNU: Colorado St. at Nevada
10:30pm ESPN2/ESPNU: UNLV at San Diego St.