Sunday, October 4, 2015

CFB TV Guesses for 2015 Week Seven (10/15/15 - 10/17/15)

* FOX appears to have moved around some of their telecast windows.  A 12pm ET window on the broadcast network now appears in place of a 4pm ET game and most FOX RSNs are only listing one game at 3:30pm ET, which should be an ACC game.  FS1's nighttime window has also moved up 30 minutes to 8:30pm ET.  FS1 is listed as carrying ALCS Game 2 in the afternoon.
* With FOX carrying a 12pm game, it virtually assures it to be a Big 12 game.
* While Ole Miss did lose, I expect the game vs. Memphis to get a decent telecast slot.  Felt that a reverse mirror with a Big 12 game was warranted.
* Western Michigan at Ohio was listed by CSN Chicago as a 12pm game.  It could be the MAC's ASN game.
* Iowa at Northwestern, Purdue at Wisconsin (both at 12pm) & Rutgers at Indiana (3:30pm) are locked into their start times, as is Penn St. at Ohio St. on either ABC or ESPN at 8pm
* I believe it is possible to move one of the 7pm ESPN or ESPN2 telecast windows to 8pm and remove the 10:15pm or 10:30pm window that would follow it.  Maybe one of the Mountain West games would end up on ESPN3, or on ESPNEWS with an American game on ESPN3.
* If a six day hold is used, I could see it being used on the Big 12 with Oklahoma at Kansas St., West Virginia at Baylor and maybe TCU at Iowa St.

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

12pm ABC: Michigan St. at Michigan
12pm FOX: West Virginia at Baylor
12pm ESPN: Iowa at Northwestern
12pm ESPN2: Louisville at Florida St.
12pm FS1: Texas Tech at Kansas
12pm ESPNU: Boston College at Clemson
12pm ESPNEWS: UCF at Temple
12pm FSN: FIU at Middle Tennessee
12pm SEC: Vanderbilt at South Carolina
12pm BTN: Purdue at Wisconsin
12pm ASN: Western Michigan at Ohio
12:30pm ACC Network: Virginia Tech at Miami (FL)
3:30pm CBS: Florida at LSU
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: Oklahoma at Kansas St.
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: Ole Miss at Memphis
3:30pm ESPN: Oregon at Washington
3:30pm ESPNU: Rutgers at Indiana
3:30pm BTN: Nebraska at Minnesota
3:30pm ACC RSNs: Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech
4pm ESPNEWS: USF at Connecticut
4pm SEC: Louisiana Tech at Mississippi St.
5pm Pac-12: Arizona at Colorado
7pm ESPN: Alabama at Texas A&M
7pm ESPN2: TCU at Iowa St.
7pm ESPNU: Wake Forest at North Carolina
7pm ACC RSNs: Syracuse at Virginia
7:30pm CBSSN: Tulsa at East Carolina
7:30pm SEC: Missouri at Georgia
8pm ABC: Penn St. at Ohio St.
8:30pm FS1: Arizona St. at Utah
10:15pm ESPN2: San Diego St. at San Jose St.
10:30pm ESPN: Oregon St. at Washington St.
10:30pm ESPNU: Nevada at Wyoming


Unknown said...

No Big Ten 3:30 window on ABC?

Matt Sarzyniak said...

It isn't required. I put a 3:30pm game on ESPNU. Multiple Saturdays last year where Big Ten didn't have ABC 3:30pm game.

Unknown said...

Oh okay...I was assuming UM-MSU would be at 3:30

Darrell McKown said...

Doesn't Fox have to hold time slots for both an afternoon and evening ALCS game because MLB won't determine the respective time slots for the AL and NL games until the teams are known?

Matt Sarzyniak said...

@Darrell - It is possible they were told in advance what their "planned" times would be. Its possible they'll change and FOX will have to adjust for FS1 again. MLB may have already told TBS and FOX that each LCS's Game 1 would be at night. ALCS Game 1 is listed for Friday night on FOX & the NLCS doesn't start until Saturday.