Monday, November 6, 2017

CFB TV Confirmations for 2017 Week 12 (11/14/17 - 11/18/17)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 11/14 - 11/18 from the twelve day selection process that most TV networks adhere to (well, under twelve days for the MAC but you get the picture).  Please understand that games can be held until next Sunday if a broadcaster wants to wait on the results of the Week Eleven games.  Most conferences have the possibility of having all or part of their games held for a six day hold of the start time.

Six day picks used coming into Week Twelve's selections: ACC (3 of 4), American (1 of 2), Big 12 (2 of 4), Big Ten (1 of 4 ???), SEC (2 of 2), Pac-12 (2 of 4, ESPN and FOX each have one left to use).  I don't know how many six day holds the Big Ten has as part of their new TV deal.  Per LandOf10, night games must be picked on a 12 day basis, and at this point in the year both schools must agree to have a night game.

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.

Six Day Holds
Big 12: All five games
Big Ten: All seven games
Pac-12: Arizona at Oregon, Utah at Washington, UCLA at USC & California at Stanford
SEC: Mississippi St. at Arkansas & Texas A&M at Ole Miss.  Options are either ESPN/ESPN2 at 7pm or CBS at 12pm ET.

Tuesday 11/14
7pm ESPN2: 
7pm ESPNU: 

Wednesday 11/15
7pm ESPN2: 
7pm CBSSN: 
8pm ESPNU:

Thursday 11/16
7pm CST: Nicholls at Southeastern Louisiana
8pm Eleven Sports: Prairie View A&M at Incarnate Word
7pm ESPN3: Tennessee St. at Jacksonville St.

Saturday 11/18
12pm ABC or ESPN: Virginia at Miami (FL)
12pm ESPN2: UL-Monroe at Auburn
12pm ESPNU: UCF at Temple
12pm ESPNEWS: SMU at Memphis
12pm SEC: Mercer at Alabama
12pm ACC RSNs: Delaware St. at Florida St.
12pm CBSSN: Cincinnati at East Carolina
12:20pm ACC Network: Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech
12:20pm ACC Network: The Citadel at Clemson
2pm ESPN3: Houston Baptist at Sam Houston St.
3pm Pac-12: Arizona St. at Oregon St.
3pm ESPN3: Texas St. at Arkansas St.
3pm ESPN3: South Alabama at Georgia Southern
3pm ACC Network Extra: Western Carolina at North Carolina
3:30pm CBS: Kentucky at Georgia
3:30pm ESPN2/ESPNU: Syracuse at Louisville
3:30pm ACC RSNs: Georgia Tech at Duke
4pm ESPNEWS: Houston at Tulane
4pm SEC: UAB at Florida
4pm SEC Alternate: Wofford at South Carolina
4pm ESPN3: Abilene Christian at Central Arkansas
5pm SWX: Coastal Carolina at Idaho
5pm ESPN3: New Mexico St. at UL-Lafayette
7pm ESPN/ESPN2: LSU at Tennessee
7:30pm ESPNU: Wake Forest at NC State
7:30pm SEC: Missouri at Vanderbilt
8pm Eleven Sports: McNeese at Lamar
10:15pm ESPN2: Air Force at Boise St.


Darrell McKown said...

For the six-day holds, if I’m counting correctly, the last open window is the evening slot on ESPNews. I didn’t think a Big 12 or Big Ten game (under the new contract) could be put on ESPNews. What am I missing? Perhaps three games on BTN with a two concurrent games?

Unknown said...

If I did this right

ABC Noon/3:30/8
ESPN Noon/3:30/10:45
ESPN2 3:30
ESPNU 3:30
FOX Noon/4/8
FS1 Noon/4
FSN 2:30
BTN Noon/3:30
PAC-12 7

That’s 17 windows for the 16 six-day holds plus the two ACC games on the Disney nets

So yeah I think BTN will have two games at either Noon or 3:30

Matt Sarzyniak said...

To be clear, Syracuse at Louisville will be on either ESPN2 or ESPNU, so both aren't really open. Just one is.