Sunday, November 11, 2012

11/23 & 11/24 CFB 12 Day Selection Guesses

Full list of games

* Black Friday slots for Big East are 11am ESPN2 and 7pm ESPN. Why they couldn't kick off the ESPN2 slot at 12pm and move Best Of shows for First Take and SportsNation to before the game...I don't know.
* I believe that ABC has one remaining six day hold to use on the ACC (9/29, 11/10, 11/17). Don't be surprised if they hold off on Florida-Florida St. at South Carolina-Clemson.
* FOX and ABC (specifically ABC, not ESPN) have stayed out of each others' way when it comes to the Pac-12.  That's why I have the Civil War at 3pm.
* I put the UCLA-Stanford game in late evening because USC-ND, while having national title implications, has no impact on Pac-12 races.  This game could still impact the Pac-12 races if Stanford beats Oregon on 11/17.
* There is no late window on ESPN or ESPN2 for a Pac-12 game.  Coming into the week, ABC/ESPN has scheduled all 22 of its Pac-12 windows.  FOX has their one broadcast window to use.
* If Louisville had won, I would have had them switch with the 7:45pm ESPN slot, taking care of the requirement that one Big East game be on Saturday in primetime per year.  If Cincinnati can pick off a share of the Big East title, and possibly the BCS berth on 12/1, their game vs. UConn will probably be the primetime game on ESPN2.
* If Alabama had won vs. Texas A&M, I would have left the Iron Bowl on CBS.
* Texas A&M is in the 12pm slot because if beat Missouri, they force Alabama to win vs. Auburn to win the SEC West.  If its a three way tie between Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M, I'll let you figure it out.  If LSU slips up against Ole Miss or Arkansas, Alabama must win out because Texas A&M has the head to head tie-breaker.
* The Big Ten coming into the selection process has 40 games on ABC, ESPN & ESPN2.  I'm expecting only one more game (Wisconsin-Penn St.) to be on those networks, with the rest on BTN.
* To make things work, and there's still one ESPN3 exclusive, I had to do an ACC Network split regional window.  Kinda works because of the Virginia in-state rivalry game.
* There will be four FCS first round games this weekend and all are on ESPN3.

* Commentary:  There is something really wrong and missing from this weekend.  You figure it out.

11am ESPN2 & WatchESPN: Syracuse at Temple
11am ESPNU & WatchESPN: Ohio at Kent St.
7pm ESPN & WatchESPN: USF at Cincinnati
TBA ESPN3: Ball St. at Miami (OH)

12pm ESPN/ESPN2 & WatchESPN: Connecticut at Louisville
12pm ESPN/ESPN2 & WatchESPN: Missouri at Texas A&M
12pm ESPNU & WatchESPN: Miami (FL) at Duke
12pm BTN & Michigan St. at Minnesota
12pm SEC Network & ESPN3: Kentucky at Tennessee
12pm Big East Network & ESPN3: Rutgers at Pittsburgh
12:30pm ACC Network (split) & ESPN3: Maryland at North Carolina
12:30pm ACC Network (split) & ESPN3: Virginia at Virginia Tech
3pm FOX: Oregon at Oregon St.
3pm ACC RSNs & ESPN3: Boston College at NC State
3:30pm CBS & Georgia Tech at Georgia
3:30pm ABC with RM: Wisconsin at Penn St.
3:30pm ABC with RM: Florida at Florida St.
3:30pm ESPN/ESPN2 & WatchESPN: Baylor vs. Texas Tech
3:30pm BTN & Illinois at Northwestern
3:30pm BTN & Indiana at Purdue
7pm FOX: Oklahoma St. at Oklahoma
7pm ESPN2 & WatchESPN: Auburn at Alabama
7pm ESPNU & WatchESPN: Mississippi St. at Ole Miss
7:45pm ESPN & WatchESPN: South Carolina at Clemson
10:30pm ESPNU: BYU at New Mexico St.
10:30pm Pac-12 Network: UCLA at Stanford
TBA ESPN3 Vanderbilt at Wake Forest


J.D. said...


Matt Sarzyniak said...

Click on the Full List of Games link. Already set for TV.

Mike R said...

Great, another Rutgers game on the Big East network. Had enough of this.

Anonymous said...

Wrong and missing? Texas-Texas A&M?...Missouri-Kansas? Thank you $EC