Thursday, November 12, 2015

CFB TV Guesses for 2015 Week Thirteen (11/27/15 & 11/28/15)

Here is what is already set for television.  Unfortunately for many of you, I believe each Power 5 conference plus the American could still have a six day hold available to use on 11/27-11/28.  I know the Pac-12 does.  I believe everyone else does too.

* A second appearance on Pac-12 Networks is required of Utah.  A Pac-12 school cannot have more that nine Pac-12 controlled appearances total in the ESPN and FOX packages.  The UCLA game on FOX on 11/21 will be the Utes' ninth appearance.

* ESPN has used up 21 of its 22 Pac-12 selections (2 on ABC, 19 on ESPN/ESPN2).  For 11/28, they'll have one selection to use, FOX will have two remaining of their 22 (nine already scheduled for the broadcast network and 11 on FS1), and the Pac-12 Networks will have one game.  I believe ESPN will get top choice, if they haven't already locked in Notre Dame at Stanford.
* Oklahoma will make its sixth Big 12 controlled appearance on either ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.  This should lock Bedlam (Oklahoma at Oklahoma St.) into a FOX platform provided, as I've mentioned earlier, it appears that ESPN cannot select a Big 12 school more than six times for their Big 12 package.
* If ESPN hasn't locked in Notre Dame at Stanford and FOX takes it, ESPN could take UCLA at USC (maybe for 8pm ET ABC?) as it could decide the Pac-12 South since both schools hold tiebreakers over Utah in the event of a two or three way tie.  Notre Dame at Stanford or Bedlam could air on either FS1 at 4pm ET or FOX at 7:30pm, moving Arizona St. at California to the 10pm ET FS1 slot.  Just an alternate scenario.
* Because FOX has four windows total over both FS1 and FOX broadcast network on 11/28 and two games are to be Pac-12 games, a couple of the Big 12 games will air on ESPN Networks.  This would get the Big 12 to their max of 19 Big 12 controlled games. Remember that the Texas at Kansas game counts in the 19 for ESPN since it was on Longhorn Network and it wasn't Texas's institutionally controlled game.
* It looks like the MAC will also have an opening on ESPN Networks in addition to the CBSSN and ASN telecast windows on 11/27.  It would appear that ASN's MAC window on Black Friday is a 12pm ET window per advance listing from CSN Chicago.
* I gave Navy at Houston preference over Miami (FL) at Pittsburgh because it could decide the American's Western Division champion.
* Ohio St. at Michigan is already locked into a 12pm start.
* Both C-USA games for 11/28 have already been slotted for FSN.
* Unless CBS elects to use a special provision to get a sixth regular season appearance for a SEC school, Alabama in this case, the Iron Bowl will air on ESPN.
* Air Force at New Mexico, I believe, will have bearing on the winner of the MW Mountain Division.  Gave it preference over Nevada at San Diego St. as SDSU could clinch the MW West if they win at UNLV on 11/21.

All times Eastern.

Friday 11/27

11:30am ESPN2: Miami (FL) at Pittsburgh
12pm ABC: Navy at Houston
12pm CBSSN: Massachusetts at Buffalo
12pm ASN: Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan
3:30pm ABC: Iowa at Nebraska
3:30pm FOX: Oregon St. at Oregon
4pm FS1: Washington St. at Washington
4:30pm ESPNU: Western Michigan at Toledo
8pm ESPNU: Tulsa at Tulane

Saturday 11/28

12pm ABC: Ohio St. at Michigan
12pm ESPN: Ole Miss at Mississippi St.
12pm ESPN2: Georgia at Georgia Tech
12pm FS1: Iowa St. at West Virginia
12pm ESPNU: Kansas St. at Kansas
12pm ESPNEWS: Connecticut at Temple
12pm SEC: Clemson at South Carolina 
12pm CBSSN: Cincinnati at East Carolina
12pm BTN: Indiana at Purdue
12:30pm ACC Network: Duke at Wake Forest
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Boston College at Syracuse
3:30pm ABC: Penn St. at Michigan St.
3:30pm CBS: Florida St. at Florida
3:30pm ESPN: North Carolina at NC State
3:30pm ESPN2: Virginia Tech at Virginia
3:30pm ESPNU: Northwestern vs. Illinois
3:30pm BTN: Maryland at Rutgers
3:30pm BTN: Wisconsin at Minnesota
4pm FS1: Arizona St. at California
4pm SEC: Louisville at Kentucky
4pm Pac-12: Colorado at Utah
7pm ESPN2: Texas A&M at LSU
7pm ESPNU: SMU at Memphis
7:30pm FOX: Oklahoma at Oklahoma St.
7:30pm SEC: Vanderbilt at Tennessee
7:45pm ESPN: Alabama at Auburn
8pm ABC: Notre Dame at Stanford
10pm FS1: UCLA at USC
10:15pm ESPN2: Air Force at New Mexico
10:30pm ESPNU: Nevada at San Diego St.


Darrell McKown said...

I think you missed Wisconsin at Minnesota.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

I did forget it. Thank you. I added it as a 2nd BTN game at 3:30pm ET.

Unknown said...

Arkansas vs Missouri 11/27 on CBS.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Jason, the link in the first sentence has games already set for TV.

Darrell McKown said...

Do we know how Big Ten many games ABC/ESPN get per year? It looks like there have already been 19 games on ABC and 35 games on an ESPN platform through this weekend.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Darrell, the number used to be 45 for ABC/ESPN but that was before the additions of Rutgers and Maryland. At the time, the rule was no more than 17 games on ABC and no more than 25 on the cable TV channels.

Last year there were 20 games on ABC either full national, regional or split and another 35 on the ESPN cable channels. Should be about the same this year.