Sunday, November 12, 2017

CFB TV Guesses for 2017 Weeks 13 & 14

Threw in Championship Saturday as a freebie at the bottom.  No sense in wasting a post on it.  Here are the games already set for television and/or webcast for weeks 13 & 14.  Here are the known available telecast windows.

* Per Jon Wilner of Bay Area News Group, the Pac-12 order is as follows: ESPN/ABC (3:30pm or 8pm), FOX (8pm), Pac-12 Nets (4:30pm ET), FS1 (10pm).  Wilner also says that Oregon St. at Oregon, selected in the spring by ESPN when it was moved from Friday to Saturday due to the PK80 men's basketball event, will be at 3:30pm or 7pm on ESPN2.  I'd personally rather place the Civil War on ESPNU, but Jon's been pretty solid with the TV information.
* Based on 11/18 six day selections and contractual maximums, the following conferences should have this number of 12 day selections by rightsholder:
  • Big Ten (maximum of 27 for both FOX & ESPN)
    • ESPN: 2
    • FOX Sports: 2
    • BTN: 1
  • Big 12 (maximum of 23 for ESPN)
    • ESPN: 2
* BTN does not list a 12pm window at this time.  3:30pm is listed.  There will not be a nighttime window on the network.
* The ACC, American, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 all have six day holds to use.  I don't think the SEC does, but I didn't think the SEC had a 3rd six day hold possible either, so maybe I'm wrong about that too.
* If Ohio beats Akron on 11/14, the Bobcats would wrap up the MAC East and make their Black Friday game meaningless.  Look for all the MAC times & TV to be finalized after 11/15.
* Since the Apple Cup could decide the Pac-12 North and ESPN has the Pac-12 Championship on Friday 12/1, I felt they'd be better served taking the Apple Cup instead of Notre Dame at Stanford.
* ESPNEWS has a second window added at 4pm in addition to the 12pm window that has been out there for a while.
* ESPN2 instead of ESPN now has the late evening window and a late evening window on ESPNU has been removed.  I went with Wyoming at San Jose St. instead of Utah St. at Air Force since Wyoming has a remote shot at the Mountain Division title if Boise St. were to drop its final two games vs. Air Force & Fresno St.

All times Eastern

Tuesday 11/21
7pm ESPNU: Kent St. at Akron
TBA ESPN3: Bowling Green at Eastern Michigan
TBA ESPN3: Miami (OH) at Ball St.

Friday 11/24
11:30am ESPNU: Western Michigan at Toledo
12pm ABC: USF at UCF
12pm ESPN: Navy at Houston
12pm CBSSN: Northern Illinois at Central Michigan
3:30pm ABC: Miami (FL) at Pittsburgh
8pm ESPN: Virginia Tech at Virginia
TBA ESPN3: Ohio at Buffalo
TBA ESPN3: Texas St. at Troy

Saturday 11/25
12pm ABC: West Virginia at Oklahoma
12pm ESPN: North Carolina at NC State
12pm ESPN2: Northwestern at Illinois
12pm FS1: Kansas at Oklahoma St.
12pm ESPNU: Tulane at SMU
12pm ESPNEWS: Connecticut at Cincinnati
12pm SEC: Louisville at Kentucky
12pm CBSSN: Temple at Tulsa
12:20pm ACC Network: Duke at Wake Forest
12:30pm ACC RSN: Boston College at Syracuse
3:30pm ABC: Washington St. at Washington
3:30pm CBS: Alabama at Auburn
3:30pm ESPN: Penn St. at Maryland
3:30pm ESPN2: Oregon St. at Oregon
3:30pm ESPNU: East Carolina at Memphis
3:30pm BTN: Indiana at Purdue
4pm FOX: Wisconsin at Minnesota
4pm FS1: Michigan St. at Rutgers
4pm ESPNEWS: UTSA at Louisiana Tech
4pm SEC: Vanderbilt at Tennessee
4:30pm Pac-12: Arizona St. at Arizona
7pm ESPN: Clemson at South Carolina
7pm ESPN2: Iowa St. at Kansas St.
7pm ESPNU: Florida St. at Florida
7:30pm SEC: Texas A&M at LSU
8pm ABC: Georgia at Georgia Tech
8pm FOX: Notre Dame at Stanford
10pm FS1: Colorado at Utah
10:15pm ESPN2: Wyoming at San Jose St.
TBA ESPN3: Appalachian St. at Georgia St.
TBA ESPN3: Georgia Southern at UL-Lafayette
TBA ESPN3: Arkansas St. at UL-Monroe
TBA ESPN3: Idaho at New Mexico St.
TBA ESPN3: Utah St. at Air Force

Saturday 12/2
12pm ABC: American Athletic Championship
12pm ESPN: MAC Championship
12pm ESPN2: Conference USA Championship
12pm ACC Network Extra: UL-Monroe at Florida St.
7:30pm ESPN2: Best available Sun Belt game (let's say Troy at Arkansas St.)
7:45pm ESPN: Mountain West Championship
8pm ABC: ACC Championship

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