Monday, November 13, 2017

CFB TV Confirmations for 2017 Week 13 (11/21/17 - 11/25/17)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 11/21 - 11/25 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 Twelve 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.  There were a fair number of alterations to this particular week on the way in and 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 be wrong & most people don't give me grief over that) and here is the current schedule for the week as several FBS games do have their time & television/webcast assignments already accounted for.

This is the final 12 day post for the season.  If there's enough games held for six day holds, I'll probably do one for those too, but I hope that as many start times are set for the games as possible.  Its a bit of an inconvenience to have a bunch of games held for start times when some fans & students could be travelling, but TV pays the schools' bills.

All times Eastern

Tuesday 11/21
7pm ESPNU:

Friday 11/24
11:30am ESPNU: 
12pm ABC: Miami (FL) at Pittsburgh
12pm ESPN: Navy at Houston
12pm CBSSN: 
3:30pm ABC: USF at UCF
4pm ESPN3: Texas St. at Troy
8pm ESPN: Virginia Tech at Virginia

Saturday 11/25
Six day holds:
ACC - Georgia at Georgia Tech (12pm or 8pm on ABC)
Big 12 - West Virginia at Oklahoma (ABC at 12pm, 3:30pm or 8pm or ESPN at 3:45pm), Kansas at Oklahoma St. (12pm FS1 or 3:30pm ESPN2/ESPNU), Iowa St. at Kansas St. (12pm FS1 or 3:30pm ESPN2/ESPNU)
Big Ten - Wisconsin at Minnesota & Penn St. at Maryland (3:30pm ABC, 3:30pm BTN or 3:45pm ESPN)
Pac-12 - Notre Dame at Stanford & Washington St. at Washington (3:30pm ABC, 3:45pm ESPN, 8pm FOX or ABC)

12pm ESPN: Florida St. at Florida
12pm ESPN2: Indiana at Purdue
12pm ESPNU: East Carolina at Memphis
12pm ESPNEWS: Connecticut at Cincinnati
12pm SEC: Louisville at Kentucky
12pm CBSSN: Tulane at SMU
12:20pm ACC Network: Boston College at Syracuse
12:30pm ACC RSN: Duke at Wake Forest
2pm ESPN3: Appalachian St. at Georgia St.
3pm ESPN3: Arkansas St. at UL-Monroe
3:30pm CBS: Alabama at Auburn
3:30pm ESPN2/ESPNU: North Carolina at NC State
4pm FOX: Michigan St. at Rutgers
4pm FS1: Northwestern at Illinois
4pm ESPNEWS: Temple at Tulsa
4pm SEC: Vanderbilt at Tennessee
4pm ESPN3: Idaho at New Mexico St.
4:30pm Pac-12: Arizona at Arizona St.
5pm ESPN3: Wyoming at San Jose St.
5pm ESPN3: Georgia Southern at UL-Lafayette
7pm ESPN2: Oregon St. at Oregon
7:30pm ESPN: Clemson at South Carolina
7:30pmpm ESPNU: UTSA at Louisiana Tech
7:30pm SEC: Texas A&M at LSU
10pm FS1: Colorado at Utah
10:15pm ESPN2: Utah St. at Air Force


Schmolik said...

CBS should really try to schedule a doubleheader for Rivalry Week and not the week before Rivalry Week when they know most of the SEC schools play Mercer and Louisiana Monroe. The noon CBS game is Mississippi State-Arkansas? No thanks! If they had the double header on November 25, they could have Clemson-South Carolina, Florida State-Florida (bad this year but good if those programs get back), Louisville-Kentucky, Texas A&M-LSU, or the Egg Bowl in addition to the Iron Bowl. Anything better than the dud Mississippi State-Arkansas this week. Now next year they can't get the games hosted by ACC schools but Georgia Tech-Georgia would be a possibility (maybe they are going for an unbeaten season).

I think I mentioned it last week, CBS is allowed one prime time a year but they have to pick it before the season. How about next year they just pick the prime time November 24 instead of November 3 and save it for the Iron Bowl? I'm kind of sick of it always being Alabama-LSU and had it been Alabama-Auburn in prime time this year the ratings would have gone through the roof. Or are they contractually obligated by the SEC to always have it be Alabama-LSU? It seems coincidental it is always them in prime time.

I read Notre Dame and USC are locked into rivalry week until 2022 in even numbered years (thanks USC AD Pat Haden!) I couldn't find whether Stanford is or not. Hopefully they can grow balls and stand up to Notre Dame and say they will play Cal every Thanksgiving weekend every year from now on like they should.

Thanks Matt for giving me a venue for airing my comments!

Schmolik said...


Care to do updated guessed for the ABC and FOX games for 11/25 with the six day hold info? I think the top candidates for the prime time ABC game are Notre Dame-Stanford, the Apple Cup (Wazzu-Washington), and West Virginia-Oklahoma. ABC has only featured Baker Mayfield in prime time once and it was World Series week and split coverage. One Pac-12 game winds up on FOX at 8pm. I would guess the other game between the Pac-12 and WV-Okl is 3:30pm/3:45pm. I think Ga-GaT is ABC at noon, I don't see why that would be prime time. The Big Ten might get the ABC 3:30pm slot depending on what happens in the Pac-12. If Wisconsin is still unbeaten they have a good chance at being on ABC and bumping the Pac-12 to ESPN.

Barring Alabama or Auburn losing to one of the Little Sisters of the Poor, I would expect College Gameday to be in Auburn next Saturday. If ABC's Primetime Game is at Stanford or Washington next Saturday , either Kirk's going to have a long flight or they could have him call Clemson/South Carolina on ESPN instead which I think he did when the ABC prime time game was at USC and Gameday was at James Madison this year.