Sunday, November 4, 2018

CFB TV Guesses for 2018 Week 12 (11/14/18 - 11/17/18)

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

* ACC RSNs indicate a doubleheader of ACC games at 12pm & 3:30pm.
* Here's the deal: there's a glut of SEC games. I can't guarantee that each SEC Network window has two games, but this was the way I could get each game placed be along with most from other conferences.
* Yale vs. Harvard is guaranteed a linear TV slot, so I have it an ESPNEWS opening.
* BYUtv doesn't have an opening. I pushed their game over there. The channel has a women's basketball game at 6pm ET, which is why I slotted the football game at 2pm ET. They could move the basketball game start time to start the football game later too.
* I think you could see a reverse mirror at 8pm for ABC & ESPN2 if the games selected allow for it with ESPN2 not caring a late evening game.
* The Pac-12 Network schedule does not say the number of windows for 11/17 nor the start times.  Based on ESPN (19) and FOX Sports (19) using a combined 38 of 44 selections and the 11/24 schedule showing two Pac-12 Networks games of five available Pac-12 games, that leads me to believe that three games will air on Pac-12 Networks on 11/17, with the other three games split between ESPN & FOX Sports to get to their 44 regular season selections.  I'm assuming telecast windows of 2pm, 5:30pm and 9pm ET on Pac-12 Networks, but they do shift around as needed.
* In the Big 12, ESPN has used 21 of 23 selections.  I have them using one available selection here, leaving them with one selection for 11/24.  Note that they used the top selection for 11/17, per Iowa St., on the Iowa St. at Texas game airing on Longhorn Network.  I gave the FOX the choice right after that one.
* A similar situation exists in the Big Ten.  FOX Sports has used 24 selections of 27, while ESPN has used 23.  I have FOX picking first and using one selection & ESPN using two.  Looking ahead to 11/23 & 11/24, I think its possible that FOX could end up using 26 of their max 27 selections, but per the rights agreement sheet I saw, FOX's available selections is an elastic 24 to 27 games, which I assume is based on other programming commitments.

Wednesday 11/14
7pm ESPN2: Buffalo at Ohio
8pm ESPNU: Miami (OH) at Northern Illinois

Saturday 11/17
12pm ABC: Ohio St. at Maryland
12pm FOX: Kansas at Oklahoma
12pm ESPN: Wisconsin at Purdue
12pm ESPN2: Arkansas at Mississippi St.
12pm FS1: Texas Tech at Kansas St.
12pm ESPNU: Massachusetts at Georgia
12pm ESPNEWS: Yale vs. Harvard
12pm SEC: Middle Tennessee at Kentucky
12pm SEC: The Citadel at Alabama
12pm BTN: Iowa at Illinois
12pm BTN: Penn St. at Rutgers
12pm ACC RSNs: Pittsburgh at Wake Forest
12:20pm Raycom: NC State at Louisville
2pm BYUtv: New Mexico St. at BYU
2pm Pac-12: Utah at Colorado
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: Cincinnati at UCF
3:30pm ABC/ESPN2: Stanford at California
3:30pm CBS: Ole Miss at Vanderbilt
3:30pm FOX: Indiana at Michigan
3:30pm ESPN: Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech
3:30pm FS1: Arizona St. at Oregon
3:30pm ESPNU: Virginia at Georgia Tech
3:30pm BTN: Michigan St. at Nebraska
3:30pm BTN: Northwestern at Minnesota
3:30pm ACC RSNs: Boston College at Florida St.
4pm ESPNEWS: Connecticut at East Carolina
4pm SEC: Liberty at Auburn
4pm SEC: Idaho at Florida
5:30pm Pac-12: Oregon St. at Washington
7pm ESPN: Rice at LSU
7pm ESPN2: UAB at Texas A&M
7pm ESPNU: TCU at Baylor
7pm CBSSN: USF at Temple
7:30pm FOX: West Virginia at Oklahoma St.
7:30pm SEC: Missouri at Tennessee
7:30pm SEC: Chattanooga at South Carolina
8pm ABC: Duke at Clemson
9pm Pac-12: USC at UCLA
10:30pm ESPN: Arizona at Washington St.

Western Carolina at North Carolina
Air Force at Wyoming


TJ said...

If accurate, would this be the first UCLA-USC game relegated to P12N?

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Check the website for each year with the Pac-12. Might be.

James said...

Not that it is a huge deal, but that game is at UCLA this year. (Backwards in the guesses).

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Appreciate the correction. I've updated the listing.

Matt said...

Per Big 12 website, TCU at Baylor is on FS1 at 3:30pm et.

Matt Sarzyniak said...

Might be an inadvertant listing. Neither school acknowledges it yet. This morning they had not updated Baylor-ISU's TV info with the other games, but I didn't see if they updated TCU-Baylor instead.

Connor said...

Iowa vs Illinois game is at Illinois not Iowa

Hokie Mark said...

"there's a glut of SEC games." - obviously this comes from having too many teams playing at home (vs. buy-a-win opponents). Why does ESPN keep tolerating this? Wouldn't it be better for them if these games were spread out more? (i.e. not all at the beginning of the season either, but throughout SEP-OCT-NOV to the extent possible). Am I missing something, or is this the next big negotiating point for TV Networks?