Monday, September 24, 2018

CFB TV Confirmations for 2018 Week 6 (10/6/18)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 10/6 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 Five 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 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: 3 (one used on 10/6)
American: 2
Big 12: 4
Big Ten: 4 
SEC: 2
Pac-12: 3 (one used on 10/6 by FOX)

Games held for six day option
Florida St. at Miami (FL)
Clemson at Wake Forest
Notre Dame at Virginia Tech
Vanderbilt at Georgia
Auburn at Mississippi St.
Kentucky at Texas A&M
Utah at Stanford
Washington at UCLA

ACC options are 3:30pm ABC, 3:30pm ESPN and 8pm ABC.

SEC options are 7pm ESPN, 7:30pm ESPN2 and 7:30pm SEC Network.  The SEC holds do not constitute using a six day hold for time & does not count as a true six day hold.  ESPN does this a lot with night games in the SEC.

Pac-12 options are 7:30pm FOX & 10:30pm ESPN.

12pm ABC: Maryland at Michigan
12pm ESPN: Alabama at Arkansas
12pm ESPN2/ESPNU: Kansas at West Virginia
12pm ESPN2/ESPNU: Tulane at Cincinnati
12pm FS1: Northwestern at Michigan St.
12pm ESPNEWS: East Carolina at Temple
12pm SEC: Missouri at South Carolina
12pm BTN: Illinois at Rutgers
12pm CBSSN: Buffalo at Central Michigan
12pm ESPN+: Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan
12:20pm ACC Network: Syracuse at Pittsburgh
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Boston College at NC State
3pm ESPN3: Northern Illinois at Ball St.
3:30pm CBS: LSU at Florida
3:30pm ESPN2/ESPNU: Iowa St. at Oklahoma St.
3:30pm ESPN2/ESPNU: San Diego St. at Boise St.
3:30pm FS1: Kansas St. at Baylor
3:30pm BTN: Iowa at Minnesota
4pm FOX: Indiana at Ohio St.
4pm SEC: UL-Monroe at Ole Miss
4pm Pac-12: Arizona St. at Colorado
7pm ESPNU: SMU at UCF
7pm CBSSN: Connecticut at Memphis
7:30pm BTN: Nebraska at Wisconsin
9pm Pac-12: Washington St. at Oregon St.
10pm FS1: California at Arizona
10:30pm ESPNU: Fresno St. at Nevada

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Matt, a question for you. With the SEC contract, does ESPN still get one weekend where they get the first game choice or did that change when CBS allowed other games to be going on at the same time as their afternoon slot?

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Complicated answer. There's two weekends a year where CBS doesn't have a selection unless they buy one from ESPN, those being the first two weeks of the season in 2018. For those weeks, ESPN & CBS negotiate where CBS picks, but I feel pretty confident telling you that for those weeks, CBS isn't picking first. All other weeks where CBS owns their selection outright, they pick first.

WC 2019 Live said...

Your creative works are really appreciable. I really admire your writing about a sport's event and just love to read your article. A great job, you have done. I'm really found off Sports. Fox is probably looking at picking from the best of the second choice in a bad Pac-12 week, the third choice in the Big 12 and the third choice in the Big 10 (assuming they even have two choices this week, which given where they are in their total Big 10 picks for the year, I'm guessing they don't). I agree that Washington-UCLA is the best pick today, but that runs the risk of a 0-4 team in network primetime.

Niko said...

Thanks for the college sports schedule.