Sunday, September 26, 2010

10/2 Six Day Picks and 10/9 Twelve Day Guesses

ESPN and Raycom made their 12 day selections for their networks for October 2nd

12pm ESPN Northwestern at Minnesota
12pm ESPN2 Miami (FL) at Clemson (ESPN3D)
12pm ACCNet Florida St. at Virginia
3:30pm ABC Virginia Tech at NC State
7pm Georgia Tech at Wake Forest
8pm ABC/ESPN2 Stanford at Oregon
8pm ABC Notre Dame at Boston College
8pm ESPN Penn St. at Iowa
8pm ESPN2 Washington at USC

At 3:30pm, it is confirmed that Oklahoma-Texas game will be the ABC reverse mirror with the Michigan St.-Wisconsin game.

As for the time change on the Stanford-Oregon game and how the three ABC game will be distributed, we'll need coverage maps for exact distribution but I'm told that everyone will receive one of two distributions

Notre Dame - Boston College on ABC, Stanford - Oregon on ESPN2
Stanford - Oregon on ABC, Washington - USC on ESPN2

Based on those two distributions, both ND-BC and UW-USC should be available via ESPN GamePlan in areas where they are not on either ABC or ESPN2.


Twelve day selections for October 9th. There's a real chance that the Big 12 will be on a 12 day pick and could have some issues with its TV windows. The reason is not the games themselves but the site of the Arkansas vs. Texas A&M matchup (Cowboys Stadium). Others have made me aware that Cowboys Stadium and the Ballpark at Arlington share many of the same parking facilities and that the Rangers would likely host ALDS game on 10/9 possibly at night.

Right now I have ESPN using one of their sublicense windows, keeping the game from FSN, and I'm assuming that the Rangers will host a nighttime playoff game. Couple that with a Baylor/Texas Tech game that is expected to be an early kickoff due to the neutral site of Cotton Bowl stadium, the Big 12 should expect to have some games on hold.

Also, an early ESPNU schedule had Hawai'i - Fresno St. at 10:30pm, but now that Nevada is ranked, I'd choose them for an ESPNU slot and use Hawai'i-FS for a WAC Network game. The game could remain a PPV game on the island even if the WAC Network produces it.

12pm Illinois at Penn St. ESPN/ESPN2
12pm Arkansas vs. Texas A&M ESPN/ESPN2
12pm Texas Tech vs. Baylor FSN
12pm Virginia at Georgia Tech ESPNU
12pm Minnesota at Wisconsin Big Ten
12pm Indiana at Ohio St. Big Ten
12pm Tennessee at Georgia SECNet
12pm Clemson at North Carolina ACCNet
12pm Syracuse at USF Big East (semi-confirmed)
12pm Miami (OH) at Cincinnati
1:30pm CMU at Virginia Tech
3:30pm Pittsburgh at Notre Dame NBC (confirmed)
3:30pm LSU at Florida CBS
3:30pm Michigan St. at Michigan ABC/ESPN
3:30pm Colorado at Missouri ABC/ESPN
3:30pm UCLA at California FSN
Navy at Wake Forest ESPNU
3:30pm Oregon at Washington St. Fox College Sports
3:30pm UNLV at West Virginia Big East (confirmed)
3:30pm Memphis at Louisville
7pm Boston College at NC State ESPN2
7pm Utah at Iowa St. FSN
7pm Oregon St. at Arizona Versus
7pm Auburn at Kentucky ESPNU
7pm EMU at Vandy PPV/WUXP
7:30pm Purdue at Northwestern Big Ten
7:45pm Alabama at South Carolina ESPN
8pm USC at Stanford ABC (confirmed)
8pm Florida St. at Miami (FL) ABC
10pm Hawai'i at Fresno St. WACNet
10:15pm Arizona St. at Washington FSNNW/FSAZ
10:30pm San Jose St. at Nevada ESPNU


Julian said...

Couldn't help but notice that you have BC @ NC State in there twice -- 3:30 pm, ESPNU, and 7:30 pm, ESPN2. Which one is your pick? I'm predicting BC @ NC State on ESPN2, and IU @ THEOSU as the Allstate Game of the Week (no lights at the Shoe; would end before dark; ESPNU is in more homes than BTN). That is, unless there's going to be an early afternoon game in Reno...

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Thanks for the catch. I moved the Navy-Wake Forest game in at 3:30pm on ESPNU.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Also, putting SJSU-Nevada on ESPNU fills a WAC requirement that all WAC teams must appear on one of the ESPN Networks as part of the WAC's contracted games. SJSU has not yet been scheduled for a game. NMSt. is the only other WAC school yet to be put on TV as part of the WAC contract.

Unknown said...

If SJSU Nevada isnt selected for the U then I see Boise SJSU locked in possibly for a ESPN2 apperance on October 16th since Boise is number 3 in the country and its the night before the BCS standings get released.

brink said...

Chances CBS takes S. Carolina/Bama over UF/LSU at 3:30? 6-day option?

brink said...

Chances CBS takes S. Carolina/Bama over UF/LSU? 6-day option?

Mark said...

I guess Big Ten games can fall to ESPNU now with this weekend's Michigan at Indiana game. I wonder if this is a one-time deal or not, however I'm sure most people involved are happy it'll be in HD.