Monday, October 23, 2017

CFB TV Confirmations for 2017 Week 10 (10/31/17 - 11/4/17)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 10/31 - 11/4 from the twelve day selection process that most TV networks adhere to.  Please understand that games can be held until next Sunday if a broadcaster wants to wait on the results of the Week Nine 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.

Tuesday 10/31
8pm ESPN2: Miami (OH) at Ohio
8pm ESPNU: Bowling Green at Kent St.

Thursday 11/2
6pm ESPNU: Northern Illinois at Toledo
6pm CBSSN: Ball St. at Eastern Michigan

Six day holds for 11/4
ACC: Virginia Tech at Miami & Clemson at NC State (3:30pm or between 7:15pm & 8pm, ABC or ESPN)
American: USF at Connecticut & UCF at SMU (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU at 3:30pm, ESPN2 at 7:15pm or between 7:15pm & 8pm ABC)
Big Ten: Ohio St. at Iowa & Penn St. at Michigan St. (12pm FOX or 3:30pm ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) Pac-12: Arizona at USC, Oregon at Washington & Stanford at Washington St. (3:30pm FOX ,10pm FS1 or 10:45pm ESPN)

Saturday 11/4
12pm ABC: Wisconsin at Indiana
12pm ESPN: Auburn at Texas A&M
12pm ESPN2: Florida at Missouri
12pm FS1: Kansas St. at Texas Tech
12pm ESPNU: Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt
12pm SEC: Massachusetts at Mississippi St.
12pm FSN: Baylor at Kansas
12pm BTN: Illinois at Purdue
12pm CBSSN: East Carolina at Houston
12:20pm ACC Network: Syracuse at Florida St.
2pm ESPN3: Incarnate Word at Sam Houston St.
2:30pm ESPN3: Austin Peay at Tennessee Tech
3pm ACC RSNs: Georgia Tech at Virginia
3pm ESPN3: Appalachian St. at UL-Monroe
3pm ESPN3: Georgia St. at Georgia Southern
3pm ESPN3: New Mexico St. at Texas St.
3:30pm CBS: South Carolina at Georgia
3:30pm ESPN2/ESPNU: Iowa St. at West Virginia
3:30pm BTN: Maryland at Rutgers
3:30pm BTN: Northwestern at Nebraska
4pm FS1: Oklahoma at Oklahoma St.
4pm SEC: Ole Miss at Kentucky
4pm SEC Alternate: Coastal Carolina at Arkansas
4pm ESPN3: Cincinnati at Tulane
4pm ESPN3: UL-Lafayette at South Alabama
4:30pm Eleven Sports: Houston Baptist at Nicholls
5pm Pac-12: Oregon St. at California
7pm ESPNU: Nevada at Boise St.
7pm CST: Southeastern Louisiana at McNeese
7pm ESPN3: Central Arkansas at Lamar
7:15pm ESPN: Texas at TCU
7:30pm FOX: Minnesota at Michigan
7:30pm SEC: Southern Miss at Tennessee
8pm CBS: LSU at Alabama
9pm Pac-12: Colorado at Arizona St.
10:30pm ESPNU: San Diego St. at San Jose St.
10:45pm ESPN2: BYU at Fresno St.


Darrell McKown said...

Although ratings for FS1 was probably a significant consideration, I think FOX was also getting into a game count issue for the rest of November as well. After taking two games on Nov 4, if I have counted correctly, they only have four Saturday selections left for the last three weeks of the season, one of which will be on FS1 (late night window). Had they put Bedlam on FOX, I believe they would have been forced to put each of their other three remaining selections on FOX. They may have concluded that the best game this week was a better alternative that what they might get over the next few weeks.

Once you conclude that a Pac-12 game has to go on FOX, then you are left with OU-OSU, Michigan-Minnesota, and their other Big Ten game for primetime FOX, the FS1 afternoon slot, and the noon kickoff). They could believe that Michigan is better rating protection against LSU-Alabama. Or, they could need a few more games to meet a minimum broadcast network requirement for the Big Ten.

Another instance of where the low broadcast network minimums hurt the Big 12.

Unknown said...

.....was wondering why Michigan v Alabama, your comment makes some sense