Sunday, September 20, 2015

CFB TV Guesses for 2015 Week Five (10/1/15 - 10/3/15)

* Initial listings from FOX Sports Midwest indicated only an ACC RSN game at 12pm, but as guide listings populated yesterday, a second game was added at 3:30pm ET.
* ESPN Mediazone indicated that two games will air on SEC Network at 7:30pm.  One on the main channel and one on the alternate.
* I don't know when the MAC's ASN game is scheduled.  Just listing it as TBA since I don't believe it is dependent on other games since it seems to be airing on a number of digital subchannels.  If they wanted to widely distribute it, and whether they can is another story, 12pm ET is a possibility.
* Purdue at Michigan St. is locked in to a 12pm start as a homecoming game.
* Learned or reinforced from last week: a) Don't bother with the time that the Texas Statcast is scheduled and correlating it to when Texas's game will air. b) Pac-12 Networks windows will rarely move to the time you think they will.
* I did not use the 10:30pm ESPN window.  When the 2nd ACC RSN window appeared, it left me with more windows than games I considered for television.  If the 3:30pm RSN window does not exist, move BC-Duke to the 12pm RSN window, kick Pitt-VT to 3:30pm ESPN and move Arizona-Stanford to 10:30pm ESPN.  Alternatively, the 12pm ABC window can be removed, move WVU-OU to 3:30pm ESPN and Arizona-Stanford to 10:30pm ESPN.

EDIT: 8pm ESPNEWS window does not exist.  Moved Colorado St. at Utah St. to ESPN3.

Here is what is already set for television.  All times Eastern.

12pm ABC: West Virginia at Oklahoma
12pm ESPN: Alabama at Georgia
12pm ESPN2: Iowa at Wisconsin
12pm FS1: Texas at TCU
12pm ESPNU: Minnesota at Northwestern
12pm ESPNEWS: UCF at Tulane
12pm FSN: Kansas at Iowa St.
12pm SEC: Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky
12pm CBSSN: East Carolina at SMU
12pm BTN: Purdue at Michigan St.
12pm ACC RSNs: Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech
12:30pm ACC Network: Louisville at NC State
3:30pm CBS: Ole Miss at Florida
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: Ohio St. at Indiana
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: North Carolina at Georgia Tech
3:30pm ESPN: Arizona at Stanford
3:30pm ESPNU: Army at Penn St.
3:30pm BTN: Nebraska at Illinois
3:30pm ACC RSNs: Boston College at Duke
4pm FS1: Kansas St. at Oklahoma St.
4pm ESPNEWS: Houston at Tulsa
4pm SEC: Arkansas at Tennessee
4pm Pac-12: Oregon at Colorado
7pm ESPN: Mississippi St. at Texas A&M
7pm ESPN2: Florida St. at Wake Forest
7pm ESPNU: San Jose St. at Auburn
7:30pm FOX: Baylor vs. Texas Tech
7:30pm SEC: South Carolina at Missouri
7:30pm SEC: Eastern Michigan at LSU
8pm ABC: Notre Dame at Clemson
8pm ESPNEWS: Colorado St. at Utah St.
8pm Pac-12: Washington St. at California
10pm FS1: Arizona St. at UCLA
10:15pm ESPN2: Hawai'i at Boise St.
TBA ASN: Toledo at Ball St.

Colorado St. at Utah St.
FIU at Massachusetts
Miami (OH) at Kent St,
Ohio at Akron
Northern Illinois at Central Michigan
Wyoming at Appalachian St. (3:30pm ET it appears)
Idaho at Arkansas St.
Liberty at Georgia St.
South Alabama at Troy
Georgia Southern at UL-Monroe


youknowrobby said...

Hey, Matt, love your site! My go to place for what's all TV viewing for college football. Just a observation from me, WVU @ OU noon ABC. Would that be national? Following week is Texas/OU which tends to be noon ABC national. thanks....

J.D. said...

Seems like this a good week for a 6-day hold in the Big XII. Wait and see how TT stacks up against TCU and if WVU handles Maryland before they pick the primetime game for Fox.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Re: 12pm ABC - It is scheduled as full national.

TJ said...

Why wouldn't Colorado St - Utah St take the 1030pm ESPN slot?

Matt Sarzyniak said...

I don't think it would TJ and as I was going through more listings last night, I think the second ACC RSN was an incorrect listing where some RSNs should have been listing FSN's coverage of WKU-Rice. So AZ-STAN would probably be at 10:30pm, BC-Duke at 12pm on ACC RSN and Pitt-VT to ESPN at 3:30pm.