Sunday, November 7, 2021

CFB TV Guesses for 2021 Week 12 Saturday Selections (11/20/21)

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

I have done my best to list what TV windows are out there. Every listing service has a little different schedule for these networks. It is also possible that a window could be eliminated or the time of a window could shift slightly to accommodate a network's needs.

* The following games have been preselected by network groups but without a start time or TV network finalized:
  • Harvard at Yale (ESPN Networks)
  • Nebraska at Wisconsin (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2)
  • New Mexico at Boise State (FOX, FS1 or FS2)
* ESPN2 has a Top Rank Boxing window from 7pm-9pm ET for PPV prelims.
* I'm not going to bother with the MAC midweek games.  Those will likely be set based on the results of this week's midweek games.
* There's an ESPNEWS window at 6pm ET

Number of six day holds used
ACC: 2 (11/6, 11/13)
American: 0
Big 12: 4 (10/16, 10/23, 11/6, 11/13)
Big Ten: 2 (11/6, 11/13)
Mountain West: 1 (10/16)
Pac-12: 2 (10/30 by FOX, 11/6 by ESPN)
SEC: 3 (10/9 and 11/6 by CBS, 10/16 by ESPN)

Selections used by contract

Big 12
  • ESPN has chosen 27 of 32 games 
    • Assumed first picks: 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/16, 10/30, 11/27
  • Assumed first picks for FOX: 9/4, 9/18. 10/2, 10/23, 11/6, 11/13
Big Ten
  • ESPN: 25 of 27
    • Assumed first picks: 9/18, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/13
  • FOX Sports: 24 of a range between 24 and 27
    • Assumed first picks: 9/4, 9/11, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 11/6, 11/27
  • BTN needs to air a game involving Michigan and Penn State
  • ESPN: 18 of 22
    • Assumed first picks: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/13
  • FOX Sports: 19 of 22
    • Assumed first picks: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 10/16, 10/30
    • FOX must air one more game in primetime
All times Eastern

12pm ABC: SMU at Cincinnati
12pm FOX: Iowa State at Oklahoma
12pm ESPN:  Nebraska at Wisconsin
12pm ESPN2: Harvard at Yale
12pm FS1: Baylor at Kansas State
12pm ESPNU: BYU at Georgia Southern
12pm SECN: NM State at Kentucky
12pm BTN: Minnesota at Indiana
12pm BTN: Michigan at Maryland
12pm ACCN: Florida State at Boston College
12pm ACC RSNs: Virginia Tech at Miami (FL)
3pm Pac-12: Washington at Colorado
3:30pm ABC: Michigan State at Ohio State
3:30pm CBS: Arkansas at Alabama
3:30pm ESPN: Wake Forest at Clemson
3:30pm ESPN2: Arizona State at Oregon State
3:30pm FS1: Illinois at Iowa
3:30pm ESPNU: Louisiana at Liberty
3:30pm BTN: Rutgers at Penn State
3:30pm BTN: Purdue at Northwestern
4pm FOX: Oregon at Utah
4pm SECN: South Alabama at Tennessee
4pm ACCN: Virginia at Pitt
7pm ESPN: Auburn at South Carolina
7pm FS1: New Mexico at Boise State
7:30pm ABC: Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
7:30pm SECN: Florida at Missouri
7:30pm ACCN: Syracuse at NC State
8pm FOX: Texas at West Virginia
9pm ESPN2: Vanderbilt at Ole Miss
10:30pm ESPN: UCLA at USC
10:30pm FS1: California at Stanford

Wofford at North Carolina
USF at Tulane
Temple at Tulsa
Kansas at TCU
Kent State at Akron
Arkansas State at Georgia State
Texas State at Coastal Carolina

* Liberty needs a game on linear TV per its new TV deal and the Louisiana game makes sense.
* I gave top Big Ten choice to ESPN, top Big 12 choice to FOX Sports and top Pac-12 choice to ESPN.
* With UTSA still undefeated and UAB at 6-3 at this time, I think the ESPNEWS window could be for that game.

1 comment:

Bobby said...

Minor thing but Nebraska is at Wisconsin. Appreciate the posts as usual!