Monday, October 31, 2016

CFB TV Selections for 2016 Week Eleven (11/8/16 - 11/12/16)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 11/8, 11/9 & 11/12 from the twelve day selection process that most TV networks adhere to (yes, the two midweek dates are closer than twelve days, I know).  Please understand that games can be held until next Sunday if a broadcaster wants to wait on the results of the Week Ten games.  Most conferences have the possibility of having all or part of their games held for a six day hold of the start time.

The list of available TV windows are based on media websites, TV listings and press releases.  They can change based on the needs of the broadcaster or the conference.

Here's what I guessed based on the available openings (they'll prove to be incorrect) and here is the current schedule for the week as several FBS games do have their time & television/webcast assignments already accounted for.  

All Times Eastern

Six Day Holds
Baylor at Oklahoma & West Virginia at Texas - 12pm (ABC/ESPN2/FS1) & 3:30pm (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Penn St. at Indiana, Ohio St. at Maryland, Northwestern at Purdue,  - 12pm (ABC/ESPN2) & 3:30pm (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/BTN) 
Illinois at Wisconsin - 3:30pm (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/BTN)
LSU at Arkansas, Auburn at Georgia, South Carolina at Florida, Kentucky at Tennessee and Ole Miss at Texas A&M - 12pm (CBS & SEC Network), 3:30pm (CBS), 7pm (ESPN), 7:30pm (SEC Network)

7:30pm ESPN2: Western Michigan at Kent St.
7:30pm CBSSN: Eastern Michigan at Ball St.

8pm ESPN2: Toledo vs. Northern Illinois
8pm ESPNU: Bowling Green at Akron

12pm ESPN: Mississippi St. at Alabama
12pm ESPNU/ESPNEWS: SMU at East Carolina
12pm ESPNU/ESPNEWS: Cincinnati at UCF
12pm FSN: Iowa St. at Kansas
12pm BTN: Rutgers at Michigan St.
12:30pm ACC Network: NC State at Syracuse
1pm ESPN3: Miami (OH) at Buffalo
2pm ACC RSNs: Miami (FL) at Virginia
2pm ESPN3: UL-Monroe at Georgia St.
3pm ESPN3: New Mexico St. at Arkansas St.
3:30pm ABC/ESPN/ESPN2: Pittsburgh at Clemson
3:30pm FS1: Texas Tech at Oklahoma St.
3:30pm ESPNU: Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
3:30pm SEC: Vanderbilt at Missouri
3:30pm CBSSN: Tulane at Houston
3:30pm ASN: Nicholls at Central Arkansas
3:30pm ESPN3: Appalachian St. at Troy
4pm Pac-12: Stanford at Oregon
4pm Spectrum-TX: Idaho at Texas St.
4pm ESPN3:  Tennessee Tech at Tennessee St.
7pm ESPN2: Wake Forest at Louisville
7pm ESPNU: USF at Memphis
7pm ESPN3: Sam Houston St. at Northwestern St.
7:30pm FOX: Washington at USC
8pm ABC: Michigan at Iowa
9pm Pac-12:  Oregon St. at UCLA
10pm FS1: Colorado at Arizona
10:15pm ESPN2/ESPNU: New Mexico at Utah St.
10:15pm ESPN2/ESPNU: Colorado St. at Air Force
10:30pm ESPN: California at Washington St.


arc727 said...

I'm really surprised Baylor at Oklahoma was not chosen for the primetime ABC or FOX game, considering that's the only ranked vs. ranked matchup (per the current AP poll, anyway). I guess FOX owes the PAC-12 some night games, and maybe since the Big 12 is - as of right now - irrelevant in the CFP picture ABC decided to choose a national attention-grabber? Except I thought the Big 10 didn't allow night games in November?

Darrell McKown said...

ESPN had the number one selection, so primetime on FOX wasn't an option. I'm sure FOX would have put the game in primetime had they gotten it based on what will be available from the Pac-12. With a night game on Nov 26, FOX will have met their primetime minimum.

Michigan-Iowa was scheduled as a night game. I guess ESPN could have put it at 7:00pm on ESPN, but I suspect Michigan in ABC primetime will outdraw Oklahoma-Baylor.