Through Week 10
* ESPN & FOX Sports share rights and first pick on the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12. Based on the games selected and known selection orders, often provided from media member posts, here is what I believe were the 1st choice networks for each conference through the 10/19 selections by week number.
Please know that networks have admitted that weeknight games are selected/drafted separately and are not part of top choice selection for a given week.
- Big 12
- ESPN: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 10
- Selections used, including future games: 16 (max of 23)
- FOX Sports: 3, 5, 7, 8
- Five games confirmed for FOX broadcast network (min of 6)
- Games on ABC, FOX, ESPN and FS1 (includes future games): 26 (min of 28)
- Excluding UNI-Iowa St., which was to be Iowa St.'s member retained game
- Big Ten
- ESPN: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
- Selections used, including future games: 21 (max of 27)
- FOX Sports: 1, 2, 3, 4
- Selections used, including future games: 19 (range of 24-27)
- BTN requirements of two games with one being a intraconference game filled currently by all schools except Iowa and Penn St.
- Ohio St. at Northwestern's second appearance may have come from the FS1 game on 10/18 that was moved to BTN.
- ESPN: 1, 2, 4, 8, 9
- Games on ABC: 2 (min of 2 with one in primetime)
- Conference office says that neutral site games like Oregon vs. Auburn are allowed to count as an ESPN selection.
- Selections used, including future games: 16 (max of 22)
- FOX Sports: 3, 5, 6, 7, 10
- Games on FOX: 7 (min of 8, must have one more in primetime)
- Selections used: 16 (max of 22)
Things to know in advance
* The following games are set for the following network or network families with a start time to be determined:
- Notre Dame at Duke (ACCN)
- Liberty at BYU (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU)
- Wyoming at Boise St. (Any ESPN platform except ESPN+)
- Nevada at San Diego St. (Any ESPN platform except ESPN+)
* The following games have their start time & network family set, but the specific network is to be determined.
- Dartmouth vs. Princeton, 3:30pm ET (ESPN linear TV networks)
* FS1 has a pair of college basketball games at 7pm & 9pm, respectively
* Pac-12 Networks has college basketball scheduled for 4:30pm ET & 11pm ET.
Decisions I made
* I gave ESPN the top Big Ten selection & the top Pac-12 selection. FOX had the top Big 12 selection.
* Since we're in six day pick season, I can see the following places where a six day hold is used
- Winner of Georgia vs. Florida gets the evening ESPN slot
* To get USC at Arizona St. on the late evening slot on ESPN, the start time has to move to 8pm local time / 10pm ET as Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time.
* Big Ten night games have more hurdles to occur after the first weekend in November. Hence I don't think Penn St. at Minnesota will get there, but I also don't think ESPN would sacrifice it against LSU at Alabama.
12pm ABC: Penn St. at Minnesota
12pm FOX: Maryland at Ohio St.
12pm ESPN: Missouri at Georgia
12pm ESPN2: Appalachian St. at South Carolina
12pm FS1: Illinois at Michigan St.
12pm ESPNU: Wake Forest at Virginia Tech
12pm SECN: Western Kentucky at Arkansas
12pm BTN: Purdue at Northwestern
12pm ACCN: Notre Dame at Duke
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Georgia Tech at Virginia
1pm Pac-12: Stanford at Colorado
3:30pm ABC: Kansas St. at Texas
3:30pm ESPN: Baylor at TCU
3:30pm ESPN2: Wyoming at Boise St.
3:30pm FS1: Texas Tech at West Virginia
3:30pm ESPNU: Dartmouth vs. Princeton
3:30pm CBSSN: Connecticut at Cincinnati
4pm FOX: Iowa at Wisconsin
4pm SECN: New Mexico St. at Ole Miss
4pm ACCN: Florida St. at Boston College
7pm ESPN: Vanderbilt at Florida
7pm ESPN2: East Carolina at SMU
7pm ESPNU: Liberty at BYU
7pm Pac-12: Washington St. at California
7:30pm ABC: Clemson at NC State
7:30pm SECN: Tennessee at Kentucky
7:30pm ACCN: Louisville at Miami (FL)
8pm FOX: Iowa St. at Oklahoma
10pm ESPN: USC at Arizona St.
10:15pm ESPN2: Nevada at San Diego St.