Sunday, April 25, 2010

Week 1 College Football Guesses, Final Version

I'm guessing that ABC may abandon the 3:30pm slot completely this day and use the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic to start its coverage this season. Now that the Big Ten has slightly stretched out its schedule, they can pass on the Big Ten a couple times if they desire and UConn-Michigan just doesn't warrant wasting an ABC window, in my opinion.

Also think FSN will pass on a PAC-10 window for this week. The available games do not warrant it either.

Connecticut at Michigan, 12pm ESPN
Kentucky at Louisville, 12pm ESPN2
UCLA at Kansas St., 12pm FSN
Northwestern at Vanderbilt, 12pm ESPNU
Eastern Illinois at Iowa, 12pm Big Ten
Youngstown St. at Penn St., 12pm Big Ten
Western Michigan at Michigan St., 12pm Big Ten
San Jose St. at Alabama, 12:21pm SEC Network
North Texas at Clemson, 1pm ESPN3.com
Colorado vs. Colorado St., 2pm mtn. (confirmed)
Illinois vs. Missouri, 3:15pm FSN
Purdue at Notre Dame, 3:30pm NBC (confirmed)
Texas vs. Rice, 3:30pm ESPN (confirmed)
UL-Lafayette at Georgia, 3:30pm ESPNU
Coastal Carolina at West Virginia, 3:30pm Big East
New Mexico at Oregon, 3:30pm Oregon Sports Network
UC-Davis at California, 5pm CSN California
Samford at Florida St., 6pm ESPN3.com
Miami (OH) at Florida, 7pm ESPNU
Washington at BYU, 7pm CBS College (confirmed)
Memphis at Mississippi St., SEC/FSRegional
Western Kentucky at Nebraska, 7pm Fox Sports PPV
Utah St. at Oklahoma, 7pm Fox Sports PPV
Tennessee Tech at Arkansas, 7pm ARSN PPV
Jacksonville St. at Ole Miss, 7pm CSS/Ole Miss PPV
UT-Martin at Tennessee, 7pm Vol Network PPV
Arkansas St. at Auburn, 7:30pm SEC/CSS
Stony Brook at USF, 7:30pm Big East
TCU vs. Oregon St., 7:45pm ESPN (confirmed)
LSU vs. North Carolina, 8pm ABC (confirmed)
Cincinnati at Fresno St., 10pm ESPN2 (confirmed)
Wisconsin at UNLV, 11pm Versus (confirmed)

2 comments:

Ed James said...

UConn/Michigan will be a national game at 330pm, you can mark that down. ESPN has already started the "Rich Rod on the hot seat" story and they will run it into the ground by week 1.

And selfishly as a UConn season ticket holder, UConn is going to be very good this year and will be near the top 25.

Matt said...

Ed,

I've found when trying to guess this stuff that I've picked games that I expected ABC to do and they ended up falling to ESPN, FSN, etc. UConn is going to be very good this fall, challenging for the Big East title. And while Michigan has the "name", the on-field product hasn't been good.

If ESPN hadn't placed the Atlanta Nationwide Series at 6:30pm on ESPN2, plus placing Texas vs. Rice at 3:30pm on ESPN, there would be room for a reverse mirror and I could see both UConn-Michigan and UCLA-Kansas St. being picked up.