Monday, November 18, 2019

CFB TV Confirmations for 2019 Week 14 (11/29/19 & 11/30/19)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 11/29 & 11/30 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.  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.


Every Power 5 conference has a six day hold available to be used by television networks.  My understanding is that the American Athletic Conference only has three six day holds to be used by television, but if they have four, one would also be available to be used for that conference's games.

Friday 11/29
12pm ABC: Virginia Tech at Virginia
12pm ESPNU: Toledo at Central Michigan
12pm CBSSN: Miami (OH) at Ball St.
12pm ESPN+: Bowling Green at Buffalo
12pm ESPN+: Kent St. at Eastern Michigan
3:30pm ABC: Cincinnati at Memphis
4:15pm ESPN: West Virginia at TCU
5pm ESPN+: Arkansas St. at South Alabama
6pm ESPN+: Appalachian St. at Troy
8pm ESPN: USF at UCF

Saturday games on hold
Navy at Houston - 4pm ESPNU or 7pm ESPN2
Tulane at SMU - 4pm ESPNU or 7pm ESPN2
Baylor at Kansas - 3:30pm ESPN/ESPN2 or 7pm FS1
Iowa St. at Kansas St. - 3:30pm ESPN/ESPN2 or 7pm FS1
Georgia St. at Georgia Southern - 7:30pm ESPNU or 6pm ESPN+
UL-Monroe at UL-Lafayette - 7:30pm ESPNU or TBA ESPN+
Colorado at Utah - 4pm FOX, 7:30pm ABC or TBA PAC-12 Networks
Notre Dame at Stanford - 4pm FOX, 7:30pm ABC or TBA PAC-12 Networks
Oregon St. at Oregon - 4pm FOX, 7:30pm ABC or TBA PAC-12 Networks

Saturday 11/30
12pm ABC: Georgia at Georgia Tech
12pm ESPN: Clemson at South Carolina
12pm ESPN2: Indiana at Purdue
12pm FS1: Northwestern at Illinois
12pm ESPNU: Tulsa at East Carolina
12pm ESPN+: Texas St. at Coastal Carolina
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Wake Forest at Syracuse
3:30pm ABC: Wisconsin at Minnesota
3:30pm CBS: Alabama at Auburn
3:30pm ESPN/ESPN2/ACCN: Boston College at Pittsburgh
3:30pm ESPN/ESPN2/ACCN: Miami (FL) at Duke
3:30pm FS1: Maryland at Michigan St.
3:30pm BTN: Rutgers at Penn St.
3:30pm CBSSN: Connecticut at Temple
7pm ESPN: Texas A&M at LSU
7pm ACCN: North Carolina at NC State
7:30pm SEC: Florida St. at Florida
8pm FOX: Oklahoma at Oklahoma St.
10pm ESPN: Arizona at Arizona St.
10:30pm ESPN2: Fresno St. at San Jose St.
10:30pm FS1: California at UCLA

Sunday, November 17, 2019

CFB TV Guesses for 2019 Week Fourteen (11/29/19-11/30/19)

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

Coming into Week 14
* FOX Sports is out of Big Ten selections, using their final two of their 27 selections in Week 13 plus the preselection of Ohio St. at Michigan.  ESPN has two remaining.
* ESPN has one remaining Big 12 selection to use for the three Big 12 games on Saturday 11/30.
* FOX Sports has two remaining Pac-12 selections.  ESPN has one plus they preselected Arizona at Arizona St.
* ESPN and FOX have selected nine Oregon games as part of their Pac-12 packages.  Nine games is the capped number of games that a Pac-12 school can have selected as part of the conference's television package.  Therefore, Oregon St. at Oregon should air on Pac-12 Networks.
* Penn St. has not appeared in a intraconference game on BTN.  Therefore, Rutgers at Penn St. should air on BTN.
* A couple SEC games have already had their time & TV set.  The others have known TV windows.
* FS1 has opening at 12pm, 3:30pm, 7pm and 11pm, but I don't think they have enough games to air.
* Per Jon Wilner of Bay Area News Group, the Pac-12 selection order for 11/30 is the following:

  • ESPN at 3:30pm, ABC at 7:30pm or ESPN at 10:30pm
  • FOX at 4pm
  • Pac-12 Networks at 3pm, 4pm or 7pm
  • FS1 at 11pm

Decisions I made
* FOX used the top choice of the Big Ten on Ohio St. at Michigan.  If I've been tracking the top picks in the Big 12 correctly, they should also have the top Big 12 choice.
* For Black Friday, I went with the Commonwealth Cup at noon over Cincinnati at Memphis.  Its quite possible that those two American Athletics schools will meet the next week in their conference championship game.
* Since there's a six day hold for CBS to use and now that Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is injured, I'd use it for the Iron Bowl & Texas A&M at LSU.  For these selections, I would take the Iron Bowl for now.
* I dropped the FS1 window sat 12pm & 3:30pm, assuming there isn't enough games for FOX to select based on the openings available.  Figured that FOX wouldn't want a competing game against Ohio St. at Michigan from their own network group.  Also, FOX Sports has a handful of Big East games airing on FS2 that they could move up to FS1 to fill in.  Or an alternate presentation of Ohio St.-Michigan at noon & something else after.
* ESPN2 had a late evening window that I didn't have a need for & dropped it.
* Stacked all of the BTN games in at 3:30pm ET.  The last two years, BTN has not scheduled a telecast window opposite the Ohio St.-Michigan game.
* Yes, I'm "burning" Tulane at SMU against Ohio St.-Michigan to get the American a 3rd ABC game during the regular season instead of airing Cincinnati at Memphis on Black Friday at 12pm.  I kinda like the idea of that one being on ESPN unopposed instead of against a Big 12 game on FOX competing with it.
* I wanted to get UL-Lafayette on since it appears they'll have a chance at representing the Sun Belt West in their conference championship game & also wanted it so that it wasn't being aired at the same time as LSU's game.

Friday
12pm ABC: Virginia Tech at Virginia
12pm ESPNU: Toledo at Central Michigan
12pm CBSSN: Miami (OH) at Ball St.
3:30pm ABC: West Virginia at TCU
4:15pm ESPN: USF at UCF
8pm ESPN: Cincinnati at Memphis

Saturday
12pm ABC: Tulane at SMU
12pm ESPN: Clemson at South Carolina
12pm ESPN2: Boston College at Pittsburgh
12pm ESPNU: UL-Monroe at UL-Lafayette
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Wake Forest at Syracuse
3:30pm ABC: Wisconsin at Minnesota
3:30pm CBS: Alabama at Auburn
3:30pm ESPN: Georgia at Georgia Tech
3:30pm ESPN2: Indiana at Purdue
3:30pm ESPNU: Navy at Houston
3:30pm BTN: Rutgers at Penn St.
3:30pm BTN: Maryland at Michigan St.
3:30pm BTN: Northwestern at Illinois
3:30pm CBSSN: Tulsa at East Carolina
4pm FOX: Colorado at Utah
4pm ACCN: North Carolina at NC State
7pm ESPN: Texas A&M at LSU
7pm ESPN2: Baylor at Kansas
7pm FS1: Iowa St. at Kansas St.
7pm ESPNU: Connecticut at Temple
7:30pm ABC: Notre Dame at Stanford
7:30pm SEC: Florida St. at Florida
7:30pm ACCN: Miami (FL) at Duke
7:30pm Pac-12: Oregon St. at Oregon
8pm FOX: Oklahoma St. at Oklahoma
10pm ESPN: Arizona at Arizona St.
10:30pm ESPNU: Fresno St. at San Jose St.
11pm FS1: California at UCLA

Monday, November 11, 2019

CFB TV Confirmations for 2019 Week 13 (11/19/19 - 11/23/19)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 11/19 - 11/23 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.  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: 1 (10/12, 11/2, 11/23)
American: 0 (11/2, 11/16, 11/23)
Big 12: 2 (11/9, 11/23)
Big Ten: 2 (10/12, 11/16)
SEC: 2 (10/19)
Pac-12: 2 (11/16, 11/23)


Games on six day hold
Memphis at USF - 12pm CBSSN or one of several ABC/ESPN options
Temple at Cincinnati - 12pm CBSSN or one of several ABC/ESPN options
UCF at Tulane - 12pm CBSSN or one of several ABC/ESPN options
Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech - 7:30 ACCN or one of several ABC/ESPN options
Duke at Wake Forest - 7:30 ACCN or one of several ABC/ESPN options
TCU at Oklahoma - 3:30pm FS1 or 8pm FOX
Texas at Baylor - 3:30pm FS1 or 8pm FOX
Oklahoma St. at West Virginia - 7pm FS1 or one of several ABC/ESPN options
Kansas St. at Texas Tech - 7pm FS1 or one of several ABC/ESPN options
Minnesota at Northwestern - 4pm FOX or one of several ABC/ESPN options
Purdue at Wisconsin - 4pm FOX or one of several ABC/ESPN options
Utah at Arizona - 10pm ESPN, 10pm FS1 and two more ABC/ESPN options
Oregon at Arizona St. - 10pm ESPN, 10pm FS1 and two more ABC/ESPN options
UCLA at USC - 10:30pm ESPN, 10:30pm FS1 and two more ABC/ESPN options
Washington at Colorado - 10pm ESPN, 10pm FS1 and two more ABC/ESPN options

Please visit the available TV windows to know your game's options

Tuesday 11/19
7:30pm ESPN2:
7:30pm ESPNU:

Wednesday 11/20
7:30pm ESPN2:
7:30pm ESPNU:

Saturday 11/23
12pm ESPN/ESPN2/SEC: Western Carolina at Alabama
12pm ESPN/ESPN2/SEC: Samford at Auburn
12pm FS1: Michigan St. at Rutgers
12pm FSN: Kansas at Iowa St.
12pm ACC RSNs: Liberty at Virginia
12pm BTN: Illinois at Iowa
12pm ESPN3: East Carolina at Connecticut
12pm ESPN3/ESPN+: Ball St. at Kent St.
2pm ESPN3: Air Force at New Mexico
2pm ESPN+: South Alabama at Georgia St.
2:30pm ESPN+: Texas St. at Appalachian St.
3pm ESPN+: Georgia Southern at Arkansas St.
3:30pm CBS: Texas A&M at Georgia
3:30pm ABC/ESPN: Michigan at Indiana
3:30pm SEC: UT Martin at Kentucky
3:30pm SEC Alt: East Tennessee St. at Vanderbilt
3:30pm BTN: Nebraska at Maryland
3:30pm ACC RSNs: Mercer at North Carolina
3:30pm ESPN+: Louisiana Tech at UAB
4pm ACC: Syracuse at Louisville
4pm Pac-12: California at Stanford
5pm ESPN3: Coastal Carolina at UL-Monroe
5pm ESPN+: Troy at UL-Lafayette
7pm ESPN: Arkansas at LSU
7:30pm ESPNU: Houston at Tulsa
7:30pm SEC: Tennessee at Missouri
9pm Pac-12: Oregon St. at Washington St.
10:30pm ESPN2: Nevada at Fresno St.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

CFB TV Guesses for 2019 Week Thirteen (11/19/19-11/23/19)

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

Through Week 12
* ESPN & FOX Sports share rights and first pick on the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12.  Based on the games selected and known selection orders, often provided from media member posts, here is what I believe were the 1st choice networks for each conference through the 10/19 selections by week number.

Please know that networks have admitted that weeknight games are selected/drafted separately and are not part of top choice selection for a given week.
  • Big 12
    • ESPN: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 10, 12
      • Selections used, including future games: 21 (max of 23)
    • FOX Sports: 3, 5, 7, 8, 11
      • Seven games confirmed for FOX broadcast network (min of 6)
    • Games on ABC, FOX, ESPN and FS1 (includes future games): 36 (min of 25)
      • Excluding UNI-Iowa St., which was to be Iowa St.'s member retained game
  • Big Ten
    • ESPN:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
      • Selections used, including future games: 23 (max of 27)
    • FOX Sports: 1, 2, 3, 4, 12
      • Selections used, including future games: 25 (range of 24-27)
    • BTN requirements of two games with one being a intraconference game filled currently by all schools except Iowa and Penn St.
  • Pac-12
    • ESPN: 1, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12
      • Games on ABC: 3 (min of 2 with one in primetime)
        • Conference office says that neutral site games like Oregon vs. Auburn are allowed to count as an ESPN selection.
      • Selections used, including future games: 18 (max of 22)
    • FOX Sports:  2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10
      • Games on FOX: 9 (min of 8 with 4 in primetime)
      • Selections used: 19 (max of 22)
    • Pac-12 Networks caps the number of conference controlled games that can air on ESPN & FOX Sports combined at nine games.  The following schools need at least one more appearance
      • Oregon: 12 conference controlled games, two Pac-12 Networks appearances.  Needs one more.
      • USC: 11 conference controlled games, one Pac-12 Networks appearance USC has 10 conference controlled games. One appearance is all they needed on Pac-12 Networks.
Things to know in advance
* The following games have had their network or network family set without a start time
  • Louisiana Tech at UAB (ESPN+)
  • Nevada at Frenso St. (All ESPN platforms except ESPN+)
* Several games from the SEC, plus Penn St. at Ohio St. and Harvard at Yale, had their start times and network or network choices set in advance.  Please take a look at the link at the top of this post to catch those games.
* Pac-12 selection order:
Decisions I made
* I gave the Big 12 top selection to FOX.  Big Ten went with FOX choosing Penn St. at Ohio St., so I gave ESPN the next best choice.
* With two Pac-12 Networks windows and USC's final game on 11/23, I sent the Crosstown Rivalry to Pac-12 Networks.  By setting Oregon at Arizona St. for ABC, that should assure the Civil War of being on Pac-12 Networks on 11/30.  I also noted that ESPN could shuffle times and stuck to the general order of what Jon Wilner provided for the Pac-12 selection order.
* As lopsided a matchup as it could be, I did consider swapping Arkansas at LSU & Texas A&M at Georgia.  I suppose it was to try to get LSU right after their win over Alabama.
* I sent Illinois at Iowa to BTN because Iowa needs a 2nd game scheduled for BTN.
* There's a FSN window that was scheduled for several RSNs.  I can't really ignore it.  So if you're saying "Hey, no Big 12 games on ESPN?", that's how these shook out.  I could have dumped the FSN window.  If I were to have done that, give ESPN the 3rd Big 12 choice & make these changes:

  • 7pm ESPN2: Oklahoma St. at West Virginia
  • 7pm FS1: Kansas St. at Texas Tech
  • 12pm FS1: Kansas at Iowa St.
  • 4pm ACCN: Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech
  • 3:30pm ACC RSNs: Liberty at Virginia
  • TBA ACCNX: Mercer at North Carolina
Tuesday 11/19
7:30pm ESPN2: Ohio at Bowling Green
7:30pm ESPNU: Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois

Wednesday 11/20
7:30pm ESPN2: Toledo at Buffalo
7:30pm ESPNU: Akron at Miami (OH)

Saturday 11/23
12pm ABC: Purdue at Wisconsin
12pm ESPN: Nebraska at Maryland
12pm ESPN2: Western Carolina at Alabama
12pm FS1: Kansas St. at Texas Tech
12pm SEC: Samford at Auburn
12pm FSN: Kansas at Iowa St.
12pm ACC RSNs: Syracuse at Louisville
12pm BTN: Michigan St. at Rutgers
12pm CBSSN: Houston at Tulsa
3:30pm ABC: Michigan at Indiana
3:30pm CBS: Texas A&M at Georgia
3:30pm ESPN: Utah at Arizona
3:30pm ESPN2: Temple at Cincinnati
3:30pm FS1: Minnesota at Northwestern
3:30pm ESPNU: UCF at Tulane
3:30pm SEC: UT Martin at Kentucky
3:30pm SEC Alt: East Tennessee St. at Vanderbilt
3:30pm BTN: Illinois at Iowa
3:30pm ACC RSNs: Mercer at North Carolina
4pm FOX: Texas at Baylor
4pm ACC: Liberty at Virginia
4pm Pac-12: Washington at Colorado
7pm ESPN: Arkansas at LSU
7pm ESPN2: Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech
7pm FS1: Oklahoma St. at West Virginia
7pm ESPNU: Memphis at USF
7:30pm ABC: Oregon at Arizona St.
7:30pm SEC: Tennessee at Missouri
7:30pm ACC: Duke at Wake Forest
8pm FOX: TCU at Oklahoma
9pm Pac-12: Oregon St. at Washington St.
10:30pm ESPN: California at Stanford
10:30pm ESPN2: Nevada at Fresno St.
10:30pm FS1: UCLA at USC 
TBA ESPN3: East Carolina at Connecticut

Monday, November 4, 2019

CFB TV Confirmations for 2019 Week 12 (11/13/19 - 11/16/19)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 11/13 - 11/16 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 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: 2 (10/12, 11/2)
American: 1 (11/2, 11/16)
Big 12: 3 (11/9)
Big Ten: 2 (10/12, 11/16)
SEC: 2 (10/19)
Pac-12: 3 (11/16)


Games on hold
Indiana at Penn St., Minnesota at Iowa & Ohio St. at Rutgers - 12pm (ABC), 12pm (BTN 2nd game), 3:30pm (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2), 3:30pm (BTN 2nd game) or 4pm (FOX)
Massachusetts at Northwestern & Wisconsin at Nebraska - BTN at 12pm or 3:30pm, possibly concurrent with another Big Ten game.
Arizona St. at Oregon St. & Stanford at Washington St. - 4:30pm (Pac-12) or 7:30pm FS1
Cincinnati at USF, Memphis at Houston - 3:30pm (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNEWS ??) or 7pm (CBSSN)

Wednesday 11/13
8pm ESPN2:
8pm ESPNU:

Saturday 11/16
12pm CBS: Florida at Missouri
12pm FOX: Michigan St. at Michigan
12pm ESPN: Alabama at Mississippi St.
12pm ESPN2: TCU at Texas Tech
12pm FS1: Kansas at Oklahoma St.
12pm ESPNU: Tulane at Temple
12pm ACC RSNs: Alabama St. at Florida St.
1pm ESPN3: UTEP at UAB
3pm ESPN3: Troy at Texas St.
3pm ESPN+: UL-Monroe at Georgia Southern
3pm ESPN+: Coastal Carolina at Arkansas St.
3:30pm CBS: Georgia at Auburn
3:30pm ABC or ESPN: Wake Forest at Clemson
3:30pm ABC/ESPN/ESPN2: West Virginia at Kansas St.
3:30pm FS1: Texas at Iowa St.
3:30pm CBSSN: Central Michigan at Ball St.
3:30pm ACC RSNs: Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech
4pm ESPNU: Wyoming at Utah St.
4pm ACCN: Syracuse at Duke
5pm ESPN+: UL-Lafayette at South Alabama
7pm ESPN: LSU at Ole Miss
7pm ESPN2: Air Force at Colorado St.
7:30pm ABC: Oklahoma at Baylor
7:30pm ACCN: Louisville at NC State
7:30pm ESPNU: Appalachian St. at Georgia St.
8pm FOX: UCLA at Utah
10:15pm ESPN2: New Mexico at Boise St.
10:30pm ESPN: Arizona at Oregon
11pm FS1: USC at California

Sunday, November 3, 2019

CFB TV Guesses for 2019 Week Twelve (11/13/19-11/16/19)

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

Through Week 11
* ESPN & FOX Sports share rights and first pick on the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12.  Based on the games selected and known selection orders, often provided from media member posts, here is what I believe were the 1st choice networks for each conference through the 10/19 selections by week number.

Please know that networks have admitted that weeknight games are selected/drafted separately and are not part of top choice selection for a given week.
  • Big 12
    • ESPN: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 10
      • Selections used, including future games: 18 (max of 23)
    • FOX Sports: 3, 5, 7, 8, 11
      • Six games confirmed for FOX broadcast network (min of 6)
    • Games on ABC, FOX, ESPN and FS1 (includes future games): 29 (min of 25)
      • Excluding UNI-Iowa St., which was to be Iowa St.'s member retained game
  • Big Ten
    • ESPN:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
      • Selections used, including future games: 22 (max of 27)
    • FOX Sports: 1, 2, 3, 4
      • Selections used, including future games: 22 (range of 24-27)
    • BTN requirements of two games with one being a intraconference game filled currently by all schools except Iowa and Penn St.
      • Ohio St. at Northwestern's second appearance may have come from the FS1 game on 10/18 that was moved to BTN.
  • Pac-12
    • ESPN: 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11
      • Games on ABC: 2 (min of 2 with one in primetime)
        • Conference office says that neutral site games like Oregon vs. Auburn are allowed to count as an ESPN selection.
      • Selections used, including future games: 17 (max of 22)
    • FOX Sports:  3, 5, 6, 7, 10
      • Games on FOX: 7 (min of 8, must have one more in primetime)
      • Selections used: 16 (max of 22)
Things to know in advance
* The following games have had their network or network family set without a start time
  • UTEP at UAB (ESPN3)
  • Central Michigan at Ball St. (CBSSN)
  • Wyoming at Utah St. (All ESPN platforms except ESPN+)
  • New Mexico at Boise St. (All ESPN platforms except ESPN+)
  • Air Force at Colorado St. (All ESPN platforms except ESPN+)
* The SEC had a couple games' start times set in advance of the 12 day selection period with the TV windows set aside for the remaining four games:
  • 12pm CBS
  • 12pm ESPN
  • 3:30pm CBS
  • 7pm ESPN
* When CBS a 12pm & 3:30pm doubleheader, the 12pm game is selected after CBS's 3:30pm game & two selection by ESPN (see those options above).  ESPN is allowed to show games at the same time as the 12pm CBS game as it is a non-exclusive window.
* There will not be a 12pm SEC Network window.
* ACC RSNs are scheduled to receive a doubleheader at 12pm & 3:30pm.
* Pac-12 Networks are scheduled to carry Stanford & Colorado home men's basketball games at 10pm ET.

* Pac-12 selection order is
Decisions I made
* FOX supposedly has the top Big Ten pick on 11/16.  With ESPN taking the top selection for the Pac-12, I gave FOX the top Big 12 selection.
* I think its reasonable that Baylor at Oklahoma could be the FOX 12pm game as their best available game. Could be a slot for a six day hold if the concern is Baylor or Oklahoma losing on 11/9, which could put a Big Ten game on FOX at noon.
* I went with Indiana at Penn St. over Michigan St. at Michigan for FOX's top Big Ten pick due to Indiana being 7-2 headed into the game & PSU being undefeated. Will be curious to see if the Hoosiers end up being ranked coming into the game. Most of the schools ahead of them in the Receiving Votes area of the AP poll lost. To be honest, Indiana at Penn St. could hold up as the FOX 12pm game.
* FOX's Pac-12 selection, while not the first pick, still should get it a ranked team, plus it fulfills their broadcast network obligation to the conference.
* Alabama at Mississippi St. is going to be avoided by CBS at all costs.  At least I assume that.  I don't think the SEC Network selections already made for 4pm & 7:30pm would have been granted if CBS wasn't provided some assurance by ESPN that CBS wouldn't be "stuck" with using their final Alabama appearance on the Mississippi St. game, unless CBS intends to use their option to get a sixth Crimson Tide game.  A sixth game for a school on CBS is a rarely used provision that could be exercised, but I believe there's every intention for ESPN to take Alabama at Mississippi St.
* If LSU loses to Alabama, I think you could see CBS pull the trigger on taking Georgia at Auburn.  Would put Auburn at 4 CBS appearances, with the fifth likely for the Iron Bowl.

Wednesday 11/13
8pm ESPN2: Northern Illinois at Toledo
8pm ESPNU: Bowling Green at Miami (OH)

Saturday 11/16
12pm ABC: Michigan St. at Michigan
12pm CBS: Florida at Missouri
12pm FOX: Oklahoma at Baylor
12pm ESPN: LSU at Ole Miss
12pm ESPN2: West Virginia at Kansas St.
12pm FS1: Ohio St. at Rutgers
12pm ESPNU: TCU at Texas Tech
12pm BTN: Massachusetts at Northwestern
12pm ACC RSNs: Alabama St. at Florida St.
3pm ESPN3: UTEP at UAB
3:30pm ABC: Minnesota at Iowa
3:30pm CBS: Georgia at Auburn
3:30pm ESPN: Texas at Iowa St.
3:30pm ESPN2: Cincinnati at USF
3:30pm FS1: Kansas at Oklahoma St.
3:30pm ESPNU: Memphis at Houston
3:30pm CBSSN: Central Michigan at Ball St.
3:30pm BTN: Wisconsin at Nebraska
3:30pm ACC RSNs: Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech
4pm FOX: Indiana at Penn St.
4pm ACCN: Duke at Syracuse
4pm Pac-12: Stanford at Washington St.
7pm ESPN: Alabama at Mississippi St.
7pm ESPN2: New Mexico at Boise St.
7pm FS1: USC at California
7pm ESPNU: Wyoming at Utah St.
7pm CBSSN: Tulane at Temple
7:30pm ABC: Wake Forest at Clemson
7:30pm ACCN: Lousville at NC State
8pm FOX: UCLA at Utah
10:15pm ESPN2: Air Force at Colorado St.
10:30pm ESPN: Arizona at Oregon
11pm FS1: Arizona St. at Oregon St.

Monday, October 28, 2019

CFB TV Confirmations for 2019 Week 11 (11/9/19)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 11/9 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 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: 2 (10/12, 11/2)
American: 2 (11/2)
Big 12: 3 (11/9)
Big Ten: 3 (10/12)
SEC: 2 (10/19)
Pac-12: 4


Games on six day holds
Kansas St. at Texas & Baylor at TCU - Either 12pm FS1 OR 3:30pm ABC or ESPN

12pm ABC: Penn St. at Minnesota
12pm FOX: Maryland at Ohio St.
12pm ESPN: Vanderbilt at Florida
12pm ESPN2/ESPNU: East Carolina at SMU
12pm ESPN2/ESPNU: Texas Tech at West Virginia
12pm SECN: Western Kentucky at Arkansas
12pm BTN: Purdue at Northwestern
12pm ACCN: Florida St. at Boston College
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Georgia Tech at Virginia
3pm Pac-12: Stanford at Colorado
3pm ESPN3: South Alabama at Texas St.
3:30pm ABC/ESPN: USC at Arizona St.
3:30pm ESPN2/ACCN: Louisville at Miami (FL)
3:30pm ESPN2/ACCN: Wake Forest at Virginia Tech
3:30pm FS1: Illinois at Michigan St.
3:30pm ESPNU: Dartmouth vs. Princeton
3:30pm CBSSN: Connecticut at Cincinnati
3:30pm ESPN+: Georgia Southern at Troy
4pm FOX: Iowa at Wisconsin
4pm SECN: New Mexico St. at Ole Miss
5pm ESPN+: Georgia St. at UL-Monroe
7pm ESPN: Missouri at Georgia
7pm ESPN2: Appalachian St. at South Carolina
7pm Pac-12: Washington St. at California
7:30pm ABC: Clemson at NC State
7:30pm ESPNU: Liberty at BYU
7:30pm SECN: Tennessee at Kentucky
7:30pm ACCN: Notre Dame at Duke
8pm FOX: Iowa St. at Oklahoma
10:15pm ESPN: Wyoming at Boise St.
10:30pm ESPN2: Nevada at San Diego St.