Sunday, November 17, 2019

CFB TV Guesses for 2019 Week Fourteen (11/29/19-11/30/19)

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

Coming into Week 14
* FOX Sports is out of Big Ten selections, using their final two of their 27 selections in Week 13 plus the preselection of Ohio St. at Michigan.  ESPN has two remaining.
* ESPN has one remaining Big 12 selection to use for the three Big 12 games on Saturday 11/30.
* FOX Sports has two remaining Pac-12 selections.  ESPN has one plus they preselected Arizona at Arizona St.
* ESPN and FOX have selected nine Oregon games as part of their Pac-12 packages.  Nine games is the capped number of games that a Pac-12 school can have selected as part of the conference's television package.  Therefore, Oregon St. at Oregon should air on Pac-12 Networks.
* Penn St. has not appeared in a intraconference game on BTN.  Therefore, Rutgers at Penn St. should air on BTN.
* A couple SEC games have already had their time & TV set.  The others have known TV windows.
* FS1 has opening at 12pm, 3:30pm, 7pm and 11pm, but I don't think they have enough games to air.
* Per Jon Wilner of Bay Area News Group, the Pac-12 selection order for 11/30 is the following:

  • ESPN at 3:30pm, ABC at 7:30pm or ESPN at 10:30pm
  • FOX at 4pm
  • Pac-12 Networks at 3pm, 4pm or 7pm
  • FS1 at 11pm

Decisions I made
* FOX used the top choice of the Big Ten on Ohio St. at Michigan.  If I've been tracking the top picks in the Big 12 correctly, they should also have the top Big 12 choice.
* For Black Friday, I went with the Commonwealth Cup at noon over Cincinnati at Memphis.  Its quite possible that those two American Athletics schools will meet the next week in their conference championship game.
* Since there's a six day hold for CBS to use and now that Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is injured, I'd use it for the Iron Bowl & Texas A&M at LSU.  For these selections, I would take the Iron Bowl for now.
* I dropped the FS1 window sat 12pm & 3:30pm, assuming there isn't enough games for FOX to select based on the openings available.  Figured that FOX wouldn't want a competing game against Ohio St. at Michigan from their own network group.  Also, FOX Sports has a handful of Big East games airing on FS2 that they could move up to FS1 to fill in.  Or an alternate presentation of Ohio St.-Michigan at noon & something else after.
* ESPN2 had a late evening window that I didn't have a need for & dropped it.
* Stacked all of the BTN games in at 3:30pm ET.  The last two years, BTN has not scheduled a telecast window opposite the Ohio St.-Michigan game.
* Yes, I'm "burning" Tulane at SMU against Ohio St.-Michigan to get the American a 3rd ABC game during the regular season instead of airing Cincinnati at Memphis on Black Friday at 12pm.  I kinda like the idea of that one being on ESPN unopposed instead of against a Big 12 game on FOX competing with it.
* I wanted to get UL-Lafayette on since it appears they'll have a chance at representing the Sun Belt West in their conference championship game & also wanted it so that it wasn't being aired at the same time as LSU's game.

12pm ABC: Virginia Tech at Virginia
12pm ESPNU: Toledo at Central Michigan
12pm CBSSN: Miami (OH) at Ball St.
3:30pm ABC: West Virginia at TCU
4:15pm ESPN: USF at UCF
8pm ESPN: Cincinnati at Memphis

12pm ABC: Tulane at SMU
12pm ESPN: Clemson at South Carolina
12pm ESPN2: Boston College at Pittsburgh
12pm ESPNU: UL-Monroe at UL-Lafayette
12:30pm ACC RSNs: Wake Forest at Syracuse
3:30pm ABC: Wisconsin at Minnesota
3:30pm CBS: Alabama at Auburn
3:30pm ESPN: Georgia at Georgia Tech
3:30pm ESPN2: Indiana at Purdue
3:30pm ESPNU: Navy at Houston
3:30pm BTN: Rutgers at Penn St.
3:30pm BTN: Maryland at Michigan St.
3:30pm BTN: Northwestern at Illinois
3:30pm CBSSN: Tulsa at East Carolina
4pm FOX: Colorado at Utah
4pm ACCN: North Carolina at NC State
7pm ESPN: Texas A&M at LSU
7pm ESPN2: Baylor at Kansas
7pm FS1: Iowa St. at Kansas St.
7pm ESPNU: Connecticut at Temple
7:30pm ABC: Notre Dame at Stanford
7:30pm SEC: Florida St. at Florida
7:30pm ACCN: Miami (FL) at Duke
7:30pm Pac-12: Oregon St. at Oregon
8pm FOX: Oklahoma St. at Oklahoma
10pm ESPN: Arizona at Arizona St.
10:30pm ESPNU: Fresno St. at San Jose St.
11pm FS1: California at UCLA


Anonymous said...

Sad this is your final guesses of the 2019 season :( <3 ALWAYS fun to read no matter what when you are right or wrong on these

Anonymous said...

If I added correctly, it looks like the ACCN is going to end up with 41 football games for the first season.