Sunday, September 17, 2017

CFB TV Guesses for 2017 Week Five (9/30/17)

Here are the games already set for television and/or webcast.  Here are the known available telecast windows.

* BTN listings did not have a schedule of telecast windows available, so I am assuming two telecast windows at 12pm & 3:30pm ET.
* I'm looking at FOX to take a Big Ten game in primetime, thinking that they'll have the top pick of Big Ten games, but not another selection since they have Nebraska at Illinois on Friday night.  Also think they'll have the top pick of Big 12 games where ESPN should have the top Pac-12 pick.
* Also, I believe FOX will take both available Big 12 games with ESPN carrying Texas at Iowa St. on Thursday night.
* I could see FOX waiting for the result of Penn St at Iowa before deciding their choice. For now, I went with higher ranked Penn St.  Because of that, you might see both that game and Iowa at Michigan St. held as night game with one on FOX and the other on ESPN2, or maybe even ESPN if they flip the 6pm & 9pm window combo over to ESPN.
* Ohio St. at Rutgers would clear the Buckeyes of all required BTN appearances if chosen (two games on BTN with one of those appearances being an intraconference game).
* Initial listings indicate two ACC RSN games at 12pm & 3:30pm ET.
* I had to play with the available games for the ACC Network and ACC RSN windows as I wanted to give the ACCN slot a intraconference game, plus I had to consider who might not be available due to MLB for each of the ACC RSN windows.  NESN, for example, may have a 4pm Red Sox game and has a UMass game at 3:30pm on NESN+.  Meanwhile, the Pirates have a 7pm game on AT&T SportsNet and the RSNs typically do not like to give up their pregame shows.  With BC already playing a conference game on ACC Network Extra, Rice-Pittsburgh was the odd game out.
* If ESPN isn't interested in televising San Jose St. at UNLV, they could place it on ESPN3 and ditch the late ESPNU window.

All times Eastern.

12pm ABC: Florida St. at Wake Forest
12pm ESPN: Vanderbilt at Florida
12pm ESPN2: North Carolina at Georgia Tech
12pm FS1: Baylor at Kansas St.
12pm ESPNU: Navy at Tulsa
12pm ESPNEWS: Connecticut at SMU
12pm CBSSN: USF at East Carolina
12pm SECN: Eastern Michigan at Kentucky
12pm BTN: Ohio St. at Rutgers
12pm ACC RSNs: Central Michigan at Boston College
12:20pm ACC Network: Syracuse at NC State
3:30pm CBS: Georgia at Tennessee
3:30pm ABC: Northwestern at Wisconsin
3:30pm ESPN2: Houston at Temple
3:30pm ESPNU: Memphis at UCF
3:30pm BTN: Maryland at Minnesota
3:30pm ACC RSNs: Murray St. at Louisville
4pm FOX: Oklahoma St. at Texas Tech
4pm SECN: New Mexico St. at Arkansas
4pm Pac-12: Washington at Oregon St.
6pm ESPN: Ole Miss at Alabama
7pm ESPN2: Iowa at Michigan St.
7pm ESPNU: South Carolina at Texas A&M
7:30pm SECN: Troy at LSU
8pm ABC: Clemson at Virginia Tech
8pm FOX: Indiana at Penn St.
8pm Pac-12: Arizona St. at Stanford
9pm ESPN: Mississippi St. at Auburn
10:15pm ESPNU: San Jose St. at UNLV
10:30pm ESPN2: California at Oregon
10:30pm FS1: Colorado at UCLA

Online only (ESPN3, ACC Network Extra or other) or no video
Marshall at Cincinnati
Rice at Pittsburgh
Charlotte at FIU
North Texas at Southern Miss
Akron at Bowling Green
Buffalo at Kent St.
Ball St. at Western Michigan

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