Sunday, October 3, 2010

Week Seven 12 Day Guesses and Week Six 6 Day Updates

Week Six has the following six day TV selections

12pm Indiana at Ohio St. ESPN
12pm Illinois at Penn St. ESPN2
3:30pm South Carolina at Alabama CBS
7:30pm LSU at Florida ESPN
7:30pm Auburn at Kentucky ESPN2

Here's my stab at week seven. Here's my thought process:

Big 12 - Lot of decent games out there, record wise. Could evolve into a six day pick. I think its a great week for ESPN to use a sublicense window, especially with the extra ESPN2 window. I considered Iowa St. at Oklahoma for ABC, but as it looks like OU will be in the drivers seat for the Big 12 South, I want to maximize their appearances (Big 12 has six appearance maximum). ESPN sublicense windows do not count towards the ABC numbers, except for the Texas-Texas A&M game for some reason. Also, Nebraska has yet to appear as part of the Big 12 contract on ABC.

Big Ten - Like this week, there's a lack of really good games for ESPNU and the ESPN Classic window can go away.

Pac-10 - Only a two game decision, but Washington St. I'm told does not like to host evening games out on the west coast (10pm ET/7pm PT) where Washington does not mind. Even though Arizona is the team to showcase of the four out there and ESPN is the bigger platform when compared to Versus, Oregon St.-Washington should be more competitive and it may matter on the host schools' kickoff time preferences.

SEC - Similar to the Iowa St.-Oklahoma situation, I want to maximize Alabama's appearances down the stretch. Couple that with Auburn possibly being undefeated going into the week, I think the Arkansas game is worthy for CBS.

12pm Illinois at Michigan St. ESPN/ESPN2 (time confirmed)
12pm Miami (FL) at Duke ESPN/ESPN2
12pm Missouri at Texas A&M FSN
12pm Arkansas St. at Indiana ESPNU
12pm Minnesota at Purdue Big Ten (time confirmed)
12pm South Carolina at Kentucky SECNet
12pm Maryland at Clemson ACCNet
12pm Pittsburgh at Syracuse Big East (semi-confirmed)
1pm Middle Tennessee at Georgia Tech
1:30pm North Carolina at Virginia
3:30pm Arkansas at Auburn CBS
3:30pm Iowa at Michigan ABC/ESPN (confirmed)
3:30pm Texas at Nebraska ABC/ESPN
3:30pm Boston College at Florida St. ABC
3:30pm Wake Forest at Virginia Tech ESPNU
3:30pm Army vs. Rutgers, possibly Big East/SNY
6pm Ole Miss at Alabama ESPN2
7pm Ohio St. at Wisconsin ESPN (confirmed)
7pm Baylor at Colorado FSN
7pm Mississippi St. at Florida ESPNU
7pm Vanderbilt at Georgia SEC/FSN Regional
7pm Texas Tech at Oklahoma St. Fox College
7:30pm Arizona at Washington St. Versus
8pm McNeese St. at LSU PPV
9:15pm Iowa St. at Oklahoma ESPN2
10:15pm Oregon St. at Washington ESPN


Anonymous said...

hey matt does syracuse-wvu make it on to espn ,2 or u next week on oct 23?

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Doubt it makes either ESPN/ESPN2. Maybe ESPNU.

Anonymous said...

is pitt -syr going on sny because its only bigeast-bigeast matchup on sat?