Sunday, September 22, 2013

10/5 TV Guesses

* Would not be surprised to see ESPN continue their trend of grouping games into time slots and determine network selection six days in advance. Pretty sure it allows networks to stay away from using a six day pick when kickoff time is determined. My guesses, for now, will continue to slot games into a specific network.
* ACC RSNs will have a doubleheader
* Pac-12 Network only has one game window scheduled and selected Oregon-Colorado before the season started.  Just matching them up.
* Illinois-Nebraska, Michigan St.-Iowa, Minnesota-Michigan and Ohio St.-Northwestern are all Big Ten homecoming games that had their kickoff times set before the season started.
* Of the ESPN3 games that could get kicked up to ESPNEWS, I think Rutgers-SMU has the best chance.

12pm ESPN: Clemson at Syracuse
12pm ESPN2: Illinois at Nebraska
12pm FS1: West Virginia at Baylor
12pm ESPNU: UCF at Memphis
12pm ACC RSNs: NC State at Wake Forest
12pm American: Louisville at Temple
12pm BTN: Penn St. at Indiana
12:21pm SEC TV: Ole Miss at Auburn
12:30pm ACC Network: North Carolina at Virginia Tech
3:30pm CBS: LSU at Mississippi St.
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2 RM: Minnesota at Michigan
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2 RM: Maryland at Florida St.
3:30pm ESPNU: TCU at Oklahoma
3:30pm FSN: East Carolina at Middle Tennessee
3:30pm ACC RSNs: Ball St. at Virginia
3:30pm BTN: Penn St. at Indiana
5pm Pac-12: Oregon at Colorado
6:30pm FS1: Texas Tech at Kansas
7pm FOX: Oklahoma St. at Kansas St.
7pm ESPN: Georgia at Tennessee
7pm ESPN2: South Carolina at Kentucky
7pm ESPNU: Arkansas at Florida
7:30pm SEC/FSN: Missouri at Vanderbilt
7:30pm SEC/CSS: Georgia St. at Alabama
8pm ABC: Ohio St. at Northwestern
8pm ABC: Georgia Tech at Miami (FL)
10:30pm ESPN: Washington St. at California
10:30pm FS1: Washington at Stanford

ESPN3 Exclusives (possibility of one ESPNEWS game from this bunch)
Cincinnati at USF
Rutgers at SMU
Army at Boston College
Ohio at Akron
Central Michigan at Miami (OH)
Western Michigan at Toledo


William said...

Looking at the manner in which the Pac-12 teams are scheduled for this day, it seems skewed toward the late night hours (10:30 PM ET). Looking at the proposed picks for the Fox and ABC prime time games, it would make sense if one of the broadcast networks take the Washington-Stanford matchup since both teams will likely be undefeated going into the game and are both in the Top 20. For Fox, this would be much better matchup for this slot than TCU-Oklahoma or Kansas State-Oklahoma State; this would be slightly better matchup than Georgia Tech-Miami for the ABC 8 PM slot. Feel free to add your thoughts.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

I agree, bur both nets have scheduled late evening windows. They themselves have skewed it towards the late evening.