Sunday, November 10, 2019

CFB TV Guesses for 2019 Week Thirteen (11/19/19-11/23/19)

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

Through Week 12
* 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, 12
      • Selections used, including future games: 21 (max of 23)
    • FOX Sports: 3, 5, 7, 8, 11
      • Seven games confirmed for FOX broadcast network (min of 6)
    • Games on ABC, FOX, ESPN and FS1 (includes future games): 36 (min of 25)
      • Excluding UNI-Iowa St., which was to be Iowa St.'s member retained game
  • Big Ten
    • ESPN:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
      • Selections used, including future games: 23 (max of 27)
    • FOX Sports: 1, 2, 3, 4, 12
      • Selections used, including future games: 25 (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.
  • Pac-12
    • ESPN: 1, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12
      • Games on ABC: 3 (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: 18 (max of 22)
    • FOX Sports:  2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10
      • Games on FOX: 9 (min of 8 with 4 in primetime)
      • Selections used: 19 (max of 22)
    • Pac-12 Networks caps the number of conference controlled games that can air on ESPN & FOX Sports combined at nine games.  The following schools need at least one more appearance
      • Oregon: 12 conference controlled games, two Pac-12 Networks appearances.  Needs one more.
      • USC: 11 conference controlled games, one Pac-12 Networks appearance USC has 10 conference controlled games. One appearance is all they needed on Pac-12 Networks.
Things to know in advance
* The following games have had their network or network family set without a start time
  • Louisiana Tech at UAB (ESPN+)
  • Nevada at Frenso St. (All ESPN platforms except ESPN+)
* Several games from the SEC, plus Penn St. at Ohio St. and Harvard at Yale, had their start times and network or network choices set in advance.  Please take a look at the link at the top of this post to catch those games.
* Pac-12 selection order:
Decisions I made
* I gave the Big 12 top selection to FOX.  Big Ten went with FOX choosing Penn St. at Ohio St., so I gave ESPN the next best choice.
* With two Pac-12 Networks windows and USC's final game on 11/23, I sent the Crosstown Rivalry to Pac-12 Networks.  By setting Oregon at Arizona St. for ABC, that should assure the Civil War of being on Pac-12 Networks on 11/30.  I also noted that ESPN could shuffle times and stuck to the general order of what Jon Wilner provided for the Pac-12 selection order.
* As lopsided a matchup as it could be, I did consider swapping Arkansas at LSU & Texas A&M at Georgia.  I suppose it was to try to get LSU right after their win over Alabama.
* I sent Illinois at Iowa to BTN because Iowa needs a 2nd game scheduled for BTN.
* There's a FSN window that was scheduled for several RSNs.  I can't really ignore it.  So if you're saying "Hey, no Big 12 games on ESPN?", that's how these shook out.  I could have dumped the FSN window.  If I were to have done that, give ESPN the 3rd Big 12 choice & make these changes:

  • 7pm ESPN2: Oklahoma St. at West Virginia
  • 7pm FS1: Kansas St. at Texas Tech
  • 12pm FS1: Kansas at Iowa St.
  • 4pm ACCN: Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech
  • 3:30pm ACC RSNs: Liberty at Virginia
  • TBA ACCNX: Mercer at North Carolina
Tuesday 11/19
7:30pm ESPN2: Ohio at Bowling Green
7:30pm ESPNU: Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois

Wednesday 11/20
7:30pm ESPN2: Toledo at Buffalo
7:30pm ESPNU: Akron at Miami (OH)

Saturday 11/23
12pm ABC: Purdue at Wisconsin
12pm ESPN: Nebraska at Maryland
12pm ESPN2: Western Carolina at Alabama
12pm FS1: Kansas St. at Texas Tech
12pm SEC: Samford at Auburn
12pm FSN: Kansas at Iowa St.
12pm ACC RSNs: Syracuse at Louisville
12pm BTN: Michigan St. at Rutgers
12pm CBSSN: Houston at Tulsa
3:30pm ABC: Michigan at Indiana
3:30pm CBS: Texas A&M at Georgia
3:30pm ESPN: Utah at Arizona
3:30pm ESPN2: Temple at Cincinnati
3:30pm FS1: Minnesota at Northwestern
3:30pm ESPNU: UCF at Tulane
3:30pm SEC: UT Martin at Kentucky
3:30pm SEC Alt: East Tennessee St. at Vanderbilt
3:30pm BTN: Illinois at Iowa
3:30pm ACC RSNs: Mercer at North Carolina
4pm FOX: Texas at Baylor
4pm ACC: Liberty at Virginia
4pm Pac-12: Washington at Colorado
7pm ESPN: Arkansas at LSU
7pm ESPN2: Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech
7pm FS1: Oklahoma St. at West Virginia
7pm ESPNU: Memphis at USF
7:30pm ABC: Oregon at Arizona St.
7:30pm SEC: Tennessee at Missouri
7:30pm ACC: Duke at Wake Forest
8pm FOX: TCU at Oklahoma
9pm Pac-12: Oregon St. at Washington St.
10:30pm ESPN: California at Stanford
10:30pm ESPN2: Nevada at Fresno St.
10:30pm FS1: UCLA at USC 
TBA ESPN3: East Carolina at Connecticut

1 comment:

Darrell McKown said...

I think the FSN window goes away, otherwise if I'm counting correctly FOX will end up with only 5 games for November 30. Based on Wilner’s tweet, FOX will have two Pac 12 games on November 30. If they take all the Big 12 games on November 23, then there will only be one Big 12 game left for them on November 30 (after ESPN uses it's last two picks), and if they take a second Big Ten game on November 23 along with Penn State-Ohio State, they would only have two games left assuming a hard cap of 27 Big Ten games. I doubt they have left themselves with only 5 games for the last Saturday of the season (although perhaps they just aren’t going to run anything against Michigan-Ohio State. I'm guessing there's no FSN game and either one Big 12 game is pushed over to ESPN or they only have one Big Ten game.

Speaking of the Big Ten, there's going to have to be another two-game window for BTN one of the last two Saturdays of the season. There are 14 games left, 3 are accounted for, ESPN has 4 picks left and FOX has 2. That leaves 5 games over the last two Saturdays, none of which will be at night. I would guess BTN has three games on November 23.