* For the six days holds, yes, it does seem like too many games are being held for the number of openings. Thosee openings are:
- 12pm & 3:30pm (ABC)
- 12pm, 3:30pm, 7pm & 10:30pm (ESPN)
- 12pm, 3:30pm and 7pm (ESPN2)
- 3:30pm & 7pm (ESPNU)
- 12:30pm (ACC Network)
- Sometime between 4pm & 7pm (Pac-12 Networks)
This also allows for a Pac-12 game to be shown earlier in the evening, presumably Washington at California provided both have positive results this weekend. It also feels like FS1 was at the back of the bus when it came to Pac-12 Saturday, though they'll have the school currently leading the Pac-12 South on Thursday 11/3 (UCLA at Colorado).
* An interesting move by FOX to move its broadcast network game to 3:30pm ET out of its previously scheduled time of 7:30pm ET. With Alabama at LSU & Nebraska at Ohio St. at 8pm ET on CBS and ABC, respectively, coupled with available selections from the Big 12 and Pac-12, it may have been a wise move to bow out of that timeslot.
* So far, 21 American Athletic Conference games have been scheduled for ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, including the conference championship game. I believe they'll need another five total scheduled for those networks on 11/12, 11/19 and 11/26. Black Friday will provide them with two games on those networks, which should get them to 28.
* Stanford still needs another game on Pac-12 Networks, which is why I think FS1's Saturday selection was behind both ESPN's two picks and the Pac-12 Networks. They should make up for it with the Rice game on 11/26.
* The Pac-12 should occupy three of FOX's five broadcast network games on 11/12, the 11/19 doubleheader, 11/25 & 11/26 to get to the minimum number of eight broadcast network telecasts. My expectation is that the Apple Cup will be selected over TCU at Texas on Black Friday, so that should take care of one game. Also, FOX should owe the conference one more 7:30pm ET game. They have had three evening games so far with four primetime games expected by the conference as part of the FOX Sports package.