Monday, October 8, 2018

CFB TV Confirmations for 2018 Week 8 (10/20/18)

This post will be updated as announcements come out for start times for 10/20 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 Seven 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 will 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. 

The number of six day holds available for each conference
ACC: 3 (one used on 10/6)
American: 2
Big 12: 4
Big Ten: 4
SEC: 2
Pac-12: 3 (10/6 by FOX)

12pm ABC: Oklahoma at TCU
12pm FOX: Michigan at Michigan St.
12pm ESPN: Auburn at Ole Miss
12pm ESPN2: Maryland at Iowa
12pm FS1: Illinois at Wisconsin
12pm ESPNU: Cincinnati at Temple
12pm SEC: Tulsa at Arkansas
12pm BTN: Northwestern at Rutgers
12:20pm Raycom: North Carolina at Syracuse
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Virginia at Duke
3:30pm ABC or ESPN: Penn St. at Indiana
3:30pm ABC or ESPN: NC State at Clemson
3:30pm ESPN2: Wake Forest at Florida St.
3:30pm CBS: Alabama at Tennessee
3:30pm FOX: Colorado at Washington
3:30pm FS1: Kansas at Texas Tech
3:30pm ESPNU: SMU at Tulane
3:30pm BTN: Minnesota at Nebraska
4pm SEC: Memphis at Missouri
5pm Pac-12: California at Oregon St.
7pm ESPN: Mississippi St. at LSU
7pm ESPN2: UCF at East Carolina
7pm CBSSN: Connecticut at USF
7:30pm ABC: Ohio St. at Purdue
7:30pm FOX: Oregon at Washington St.
7:30pm ESPNU: Fresno St. at New Mexico
7:30pm SEC: Vanderbilt at Kentucky
10:30pm ESPN2: Arizona at UCLA
TBA Pac-12: USC at Utah

1 comment:

Darrell McKown said...

These pre-selections confuse me. I get why FOX pre-selected Michigan-Michigan State, as there was a high likelihood it would be the best game of the week and they could market the game in their pre-season release and throughout the season (same with Texas-OU and Ohio State-Michigan). But what I don't understand is why ESPN would pre-select Penn St. at Indiana, which probably wasn't even the number two game of the week in the pre-season and didn't turn out to be. FOX did the same thing with Wisconsin-Iowa and Nebraska-Michigan either this year, and ESPN did it again on Nov 3 with Northwestern-Notre Dame (which isn't a bad selection, but I don't see how you could have concluded it was better than Michigan-Penn State back in the summer).