Wednesday, February 23, 2022

2022 Early Season CFB TV Guesses: Weeks 0 and 1

Good morning.  2022 is live on my site, so feel free to poke around.

I'll start with sketching out what I think the 2022 early season (Weeks 0-3) schedule will look like.  Starting with Week 4 (the Saturday date of 9/24/2022), most games will have their time and TV outlets set 12 days in advance of the game date, so take that date of the game that won't be picked here, look at the Monday date of the prior week, and that's the date you should look for time and TV to be set.  

Yes, there are six day holds that TV can use that will potentially affect that game's start time or TV outlet.  There are also a few games that do get TV set farther in advance than most, such as Notre Dame home games and the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry game.

For Weeks 0 and 1, there are some typical conflicts with other sports that affect the available TV windows.  I'm expecting these events to take up time.
  • Little League World Series - ESPN and/or ABC afternoon  (Week 0)
  • Regular season MLB - FOX evenings (Week 0 and 1)
    • Unknown for the most part is FS1's schedule
  • US Open tennis - ESPN various times (Week 1 and 2)
  • Potential exists for the following 
    • National WNBA on CBSSN and ESPN
If a game isn't listed here, assume its on the home team's streaming platform of choice, whether that is handled by a conference or independently.

Also, this is pretty much trash if C-USA and Sun Belt reconfigure for 2022.

EDIT: This has indeed become trash with respect to C-USA and the Sun Belt.  I'll make modifications with strikethrough and this red bold italicized font.

12pm FOX: Nebraska vs. Northwestern
4:30pm ACCN: Florida A&M at North Carolina
7pm ESPN; Alabama State vs. Howard
7pm BTN: Wyoming at Illinois
8pm CBSSN: UConn at Utah State
8pm ACCN: Duquesne at Florida State
9pm AggieVision: Nevada at NM State
11:30pm CBSSN: Vanderbilt at Hawai'i

7pm FOX: Penn State at Purdue
7pm ACCN: VMI at Wake Forest
7:30pm ESPN: West Virginia at Pitt
6pm SECN: Georgia State at South Carolina
8pm BTN: NM State at Minnesota
8pm FS1: Central Michigan at Oklahoma State
9:15pm SECN: Memphis at Mississippi State
10:30pm Pac-12: Northern Arizona at Arizona State

The moves of Georgia State at South Carolina & Memphis at Mississippi State from Saturday to Thursday are not confirmed nor I don't know if they're even being planned.  Its just a guess on my part.

7pm ESPN: Illinois at Indiana
7pm ESPN: Virginia Tech at Old Dominion
7pm FS1: Illinois at Indiana
7pm ACCN: Temple at Duke
8pm BTN: Western Michigan at Michigan State
10pm ESPN: TCU at Colorado

12pm ABC: BYU at USF
12pm FOX: Colorado State at Michigan
12pm ESPN: NC State at ECU
12pm FS1: Buffalo at Maryland
12pm ESPNU: Louisiana Tech at Missouri
12pm SECN: Miami (OH) at Kentucky
12pm ACCN: Rutgers at Boston College
12pm BTN: South Dakota State at Iowa
12:30pm ACC RSN: Richmond at Virginia
12pm CBSSN: Central Connecticut at UConn
2pm Pac-12: UC Davis at California
3:30pm ABC: Georgia vs. Oregon
3:30pm FOX: UTEP at Oklahoma
3:30pm ESPN: Utah at Florida
3:30pm FS1: Boise State at Oregon State
3:30pm CBSSN: Delaware at Navy
3:30pm BTN: Illinois State at Wisconsin
3:30pm Stadium: Texas State at Nevada
4pm ESPNU: North Carolina at Appalachian State
4pm SECN: Cincinnati at Arkansas
4pm ACCN: Louisville at Syracuse
5pm Pac-12: Idaho State at Washington State
7pm ESPN: Utah State at Alabama
7pm FS1: ULM at Texas
7pm: CBSSN: Virginia Tech at Old Dominion
7pm CBSSN: Houston at UTSA
7pm Stadium: Liberty at Southern Miss
7pm Stadium: SMU at North Texas
7:30pm ABC: Notre Dame at Ohio State
7:30pm ESPNU: Troy at Ole Miss
7:30pm SECN: Ball State at Tennessee
7:30pm BTN: North Dakota at Nebraska
7:30pm ACCN: Bethune-Cookman at Miami (FL)
8pm FS2: Tulsa at Wyoming
8pm Longhorn: ULM at Texas
8pm Pac-12: Rice at USC
8pm Pac-12: Bowling Green at UCLA
8pm Pac-12 Bay Area: Colgate at Stanford
10:30pm ESPN: Rice at USC
10:30pm ESPN: Boise State at Oregon State
10:30pm FS1: Bowling Green at UCLA
10:30pm CBSSN: Arizona at San Diego State
11pm Pac-12: Kent State at Washington
11:59pm PPV: WKU at Hawai'i

7:30pm ABC: Florida State vs. LSU

8pm ESPN: Clemson vs. Georgia Tech