Category Archives: College Football Schedule

2013-14 College Football Bowl Schedule

With the conclusion of the college football regular season, here is the bowl schedule for the 2013-14 bowl season.

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2013 College Football TV Schedule

With one month to go until the start of the college football season, here is every game involving an FBS team for the first three weeks, plus national television windows for the rest of the season and nationally televised FCS games, as compiled by mattsarzsports.com. Refer to that site for more details and updates throughout the season. Networks in bold are cable; those in bold italics are Internet streams. Please be cautious when opening this post, as certain elements in it are numerous enough that they may slow down the browser.

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A new set of college football rankings for us to play with!

That feeling is in the air… it’s college football time again, and with it comes the return of all-out obsessive coverage on Da Blog. Both lineal titles (college and NFL) have been belatedly updated, including the new 2009 Boise State title and Super Bowl XLIV title. (I’ll have a post on the new holder of 2006 Boise State coming soon.) Although my Da Blog Poll came out to two votes to keep the College Football Schedule to one to junk it, I’m getting rid of it anyway. I need all the free time I can get to work on other things, and along with the College Football Rankings, starting Week 3 I’ll be premiering a new college football concept that has a lot more reason to premiere at the point any two teams can be connected to one another through a series of games… and one that could prove to be a lot more time-consuming than the Schedule ever was.

I started thinking about this with regards to combat sports like boxing and MMA, which I may extend this concept to eventually. If any sport has a more confusing title situation than college football, it’s those two (and horse racing), with all the different weight classes, not to mention all the different sanctioning bodies in the former. But for all the confusion over who the champ is, how the champ is determined is fairly straightforward: to be the man, you have to beat the man. So long as the champion does not lose, that person will remain the champion. This is taken to the point where lists of rankings will actually separate out the champion from the ranked fighters. No matter how strong a record you may rack up, to be the man, you have to beat the man. The championship system in combat sports is predicated on the notion that the result of a single fight is representative of which fighter is better overall. The same principle should be in play for ranking fighters below the champion.

Now, in what other sport is this the case? I don’t just ask this rhetorical question because I already created the college football lineal title on the same notion. You regularly hear the argument that Team A is better than Team B because Team A beat Team B, even if it was by one point in overtime at home. In a sense, this is the philosophy behind the BCS Title Game, as well as, to a lesser extent, the Super Bowl. (In most other sports a series of games determines the champion, removing some of the uncertainty and ambiguity of a single game.) You take what you think is the top two teams, pit them against each other, and the winner is the champion, as well as considered “better”.  As I pointed out last year, 2005 USC may well have been as good as ESPN said they were when they infamously started comparing the Trojans to all the great teams of the past, but we take it as given that Texas was the better team, because they beat USC. And BCS arguments are regularly settled by comparing whether one of the teams under discussion beat the other.

So I’m introducing what I call the line-of-sight rankings, to bring if not objectivity, at least consistency to the criteria we already use to argue about college football. Every team is situated below all the teams it lost to and above all the teams it beat. Obviously, there will be contradictions in the rankings, and in those cases we’ll have to throw out some games. We’ll determine what games to throw out in this order:

  • If two or more different contradictions can be resolved by throwing out a single game, throw out that game. Throw out the game that resolves the most contradictions, except that if a game is the most recent game for at least one team, it is considered to resolve one fewer contradiction than it actually does.
  • Otherwise, always eliminate home-team victories before neutral-site games, and neutral-site games before road-team victories.
  • Among games of similar siting, for every full 10 points of the margin of victory, add one to the week number. Then eliminate the game with the lowest week number, but do not eliminate a team’s most recent game. In event of a tie, eliminate the game with the smaller margin of victory. If there is still a tie, add the total number of losses for the winning team to the total number of wins by the losing team, and eliminate the game where that number is higher. If there is still a tie, remove the prohibition on eliminating a team’s most recent game, and if that does not help, subtract the losing team’s C Rating from the winning team’s C Rating, and eliminate the game where that number is lower.

Because every team doesn’t play every other team in college football, there will still be ambiguity in the rankings. If a team’s worst relevant loss is to the #5 team, and their best relevant win is to the #10 team, where between those two numbers is the team itself ranked? I settle these situations as follows:

  • If there is a “pod” of only one team as described above, including undefeated teams, rank the team directly ahead of the best team beaten in a relevant win. Winless teams are ranked directly behind their worst relevant loss. The team in question will have the rank of their worst relevant loss in parenthesis or, if undefeated in relevant games but not #1, have their entry boldfaced.
  • If there are two or more “pods” of multiple teams each that can be ranked a certain way between any two teams (or at the top or bottom of the rankings), or if there are two individual teams that can be ranked between another two teams but whose ranking vis-a-vis one another is unclear, break them up and rank them separately, within their own pods. Each team’s rank is listed as their best possible ranking except at the top of the rankings, when it is their worst possible ranking. In the case of the individual teams, they are listed as tied and in C Rating order unless one has a lineal title.

I’ll whip out the first rankings Week 3, when they become meaningful, and we’ll see how they play themselves out over the course of the season, and how much work they add to my already heavy workload.

College Football Schedule: Bowls

Rankings reflect my College Football Rankings through the Army-Navy Game. All times Eastern.

TOP 25 GAMES

BCS National Championship Game
Pasadena, CA

BCS #1

BCS #2

January 7

Princeton-Yale Title

#1 Texas

#3 Alabama

8 PM

ABC

Brent Musberger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Glendale, AZ

Big 12 #1/BCS

BCS

January 4

New Lineal Title (2009 Boise State or TCU)

#4 Boise State

#2 TCU

8 PM

FOX

Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan

Allstate Sugar Bowl
New Orleans, LA

SEC #1/BCS

BCS

January 1

For Creation of 2009 Cincinnati Title

#5 Florida

#6 Cincinnati

8:30

FOX

Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick

Chick-fil-A Bowl
Atlanta, GA

ACC #2

SEC #5

December 31

 

#7 Virginia Tech

Tennessee

7:30

ESPN

Sean McDonough, Matt Millen, Holly Rowe

Rose Bowl Game pres. By Citi
Pasadena, CA

Big 10 #1/BCS

Pac-10 #1/BCS

January 1

 

#8 Ohio State

#10 Oregon

5 PM

ABC

Brent Musberger, Kirk Herbstreit

Capitol One Bowl
Orlando, FL

Big 10 #2*

SEC #2*

January 1

 

#9 Penn State

#15 LSU

1 PM

ABC

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Erin Andrews

FedEx Orange Bowl
Miami Gardens, FL

ACC #1/BCS

BCS

January 5

 

#16 Georgia Tech

#11 Iowa

8 PM

FOX

Dick Stockton, Charles Davis

Meineke Car Care Bowl
Charlotte, NC

ACC #5/6/7

Big East #3

December 26

Bob Wischusen, Bob Griese,

North Carolina

#12 Pittsburgh

4:30

ESPN

Chris Spielman, Quint Kessenich

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl
San Diego, CA

Big 12 #3

Pac-10 #2

December 30

Chris Fowler, Craig James,

#13 Nebraska

Arizona

8 PM

ESPN

Jesse Palmer, Erin Andrews

Brut Sun Bowl
El Paso, TX

B12 #5/BE #2

Pac-10 #3

December 31

 

#14 Oklahoma

#22 Stanford

2 PM

CBS

Craig Bolerjack, Steve Beuerlein, Sam Ryan

Valero Energy Alamo Bowl
San Antonio, TX

Big 12 #4/5

Big 10 #5*

January 2

 

#17 Texas Tech

Michigan State

9 PM

ESPN

Mike Patrick, Craig James, Heather Cox

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Memphis, TN

C-USA #1

SEC #6/7

January 2

 

East Carolina

#18 Arkansas

5:30

ESPN

Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham, Jeannine Edwards

Champs Sports Bowl
Orlando, FL

ACC #4

Big 10 #4

December 29

 

#19 Miami (FL)

#20 Wisconsin

8 PM

ESPN

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl
Nashville, TN

ACC #5/6/7

SEC #6/7

December 27

 

#21 Clemson

Kentucky

8 PM

ESPN

Sean McDonough, Matt Millen, Holly Rowe

Poinsettia Bowl
San Diego, CA

MWC #2

Pac-10 #6/WAC

December 23

 

#23 Utah

California

8 PM

ESPN

Mike Patrick, Craig James, Heather Cox

Maaco Bowl Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

MWC #1

Pac-10 #4/5

December 22

 

#25 BYU

#24 Oregon State

8 PM

ESPN

Rece Davis, Lou Holtz, Mark May, Todd Harris

OTHER POSITIVE B POINT TEAMS

Konica Minolta Gator Bowl
Jacksonville, FL

ACC #3

B12 #4/BE #2

January 1

 

Florida State

West Virginia

1 PM

CBS

Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson

Papajohns.com Bowl
Birmingham, AL

BE #5/SB #3

SEC #9/SB #3

January 2

 

Connecticut

South Carolina

2 PM

ESPN

Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Cara Capuano

GMAC Bowl
Mobile, AL

ACC #9

MAC #2

January 6

 

Troy

Central Michigan

7 PM

ESPN

Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore, Charles Davis

Armed Forces Bowl
Fort Worth, TX

C-USA #3

MWC #3/4

December 31

 

Houston

Air Force

Noon

ESPN

Dave Lamont, JC Pearson, Cara Capuano

EagleBank Bowl
Washington, DC

ACC #8/MAC

Army/C-USA #6

December 29

 

Temple

UCLA

4:30

ESPN

Bob Wischusen, Brian Griese, Rob Stone

BOWL SUBDIVISION

New Mexico Bowl
Albuquerque, NM

MWC #3/4

WAC #2

December 19

 

Wyoming

Fresno State

2:30

ESPN

Terry Gannon, David Norrie

St. Petersburg Bowl
St. Petersburg, FL

BE #6/SB #2

C-USA #4

December 19

 

Rutgers

Central Florida

8 PM

ESPN

Mark Jones, Bob Davie, Rob Stone

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
New Orleans, LA

C-USA #5

Sun Belt Ch.

December 20

 

Southern Miss

Middle Tenn. St.

8 PM

ESPN

Dave Lamont, JC Pearson

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
Honolulu, HI

Hawaii/WAC #3

C-USA #2

December 24

 

Nevada

SMU

8 PM

ESPN

Terry Gannon, David Norrie

Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl
Detroit, MI

Big 10 #7*

MAC #1

December 26

 

Marshall

Ohio

1 PM

ESPN

Pam Ward, Ray Bentley

Emerald Bowl
San Francisco, CA

ACC #5/6/7

Pac-10 #4/5

December 26

 

Boston College

USC

8:30

ESPN

Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore, Todd Harris

Independence Bowl
Shreveport, LA

Big 12 #7

SEC #8/SB #4

December 28

 

Texas A&M

Georgia

5 PM

ESPN2

Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham, Jeannine Edwards

Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl
Boise, ID

MWC #5

WAC #1

December 30

 

Bowling Green

Idaho

4:30

ESPN

Eric Collins, Brock Huard, Heather Cox

Texas Bowl
Houston, TX

B12 #8/USA #7

Navy/C-USA #7

December 31

 

Missouri

Navy

3:30

ESPN

Mark Jones, Bob Davie, Quint Kessenich

Insight Bowl
Tempe, AZ

Big 12 #6

Big 10 #6

December 31

 

Iowa State

Minnesota

6 PM

NFL Net

Paul Burmeister, Mike Mayock, Stacey Dales

Outback Bowl
Tampa, FL

Big 10 #3

SEC #3/4 (East)

January 1

Dave Pasch, Bob Griese,

Northwestern

Auburn

11 AM

ESPN

Chris Spielman, Rob Stone

International Bowl
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Big East #4

MAC #3

January 2

 

South Florida

Northern Illinois

Noon

ESPN2

Mike Gleason, John Congemi, David Amber

AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic
Arlington, TX

Big 12 #2

SEC #3/4 (West)

January 2

 

Oklahoma State

Mississippi

2 PM

FOX

Pat Summerall, Daryl Johnston

College Football Schedule – Week 14

Alright, so we had a few weeks of weird posts there and skipped last week, but we are back on the road… just in time for the weakest college football week of the year. (Blame my sickness, and the finals crunch, for things being this late.) In a weird twist, every BCS conference except one has an effective title game this week… and the Big Ten had theirs a few weeks back, meaning the only two conferences in all of FBS not to have games that were considered effective title games at the time are the Mountain West and Sun Belt.

Honestly, the events of the last few weeks and missing last week have me thinking about whether or not I should keep doing the schedule. To be honest, it’s always been a bit of wankery so I can see my college football rankings next to each game (often as though they were on a ticker on some sports network), as well as see the connections between the rankings, the game, the TV, and the announcing teams. But no one has ever cared about the schedule or even the rankings, and while the schedule is never as time-consuming as the rankings, it’s still inconvenient as a piece of work I have to do in fall quarter but not the other quarters. So I’m starting a new Da Blog Poll asking you whether the schedule should stay, go, or whatever. The poll will stay up until the start of August, one of the longest polls I’ve ever done.

All times Eastern.

TOP 25 GAMES

#13 Nebraska

v.

#1 Texas

8 PM

ABC

Brent Musberger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters

#2 Florida*

v.

#5 Alabama

4 PM

CBS

Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson

New Mexico State

@

#4 Boise State

3 PM

KTVB

Mark Johnson, Tom Scott, Justin Corr

#6 Cincinnati

@

#11 Pittsburgh

Noon

ABC

Sean McDonough, Matt Millen, Holly Rowe

#22 Oregon State

@

#10 Oregon

9 PM TH

ESPN

Chris Fowler, Craig James,
Jesse Palmer, Erin Andrews

#19 Georgia Tech

v.

#20 Clemson

8 PM

ESPN

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Erin Andrews

South Florida

@

#24 Connecticut

8 PM

ESPN2

Mark Jones, Bob Davie

WATCHLIST AND OTHER POSITIVE B POINT TEAMS

Wisconsin

@

Hawaii

8 PT

ESPN2

Terry Gannon, David Norrie

West Virginia

@

Rutgers

Noon

ESPN

Dave Pasch, Bob Griese, Chris Spielman

Arizona

@

USC

3:30

ABC

Mike Patrick, Craig James, Heather Cox

Houston

@

East Carolina

Noon

ESPN2

Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham

Central Michigan

v.

Ohio

8 PM FR

ESPN2

Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore

    LINEAL TITLES

California*

@

Washington

6:30

CSN CA+
FSN NW
FCS

Barry Tompkins, Mike Pawlaski (CSN CA)
Tom Glasgow, Mack Strong,
Jason Stiles, Jen Mueller (FSN NW)

THIS WEEK’S OTHER HD GAMES

Fresno State

@

Illinois

12:30

BTN

Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin, Charissa Thompson

WAC

San Jose State

@

Louisiana Tech

2 PM

ESPN+

Trey Bender, Jay Taylor

SUN BELT

Arkansas State

@

Western Kentucky

7 PM TH

CSS/CST

Todd Kalas, Derek Rackley

Florida Atlantic

@

Florida International

7 PM

CSS/CST

Todd Kalas, Derek Rackley

College Football Schedule – Week 12

All times Eastern.

TOP 25 GAMES
Kansas @ #1 Texas 8 PM ABC Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham
#2 TCU @ Wyoming 2 PM mtn. Dan Gutowsky, Blaine Fowler, Natalie Vickers
Florida International @ #3 Florida 12:30 Gameplan Larry Vettel, Nat Moore, Steve Babik
Chattanooga @ #4 Alabama Noon SEC Net Doug Bell, Chris Doering
#5 Boise State @ Utah State 9:30 FR ESPN2 Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore
#7 Ohio State @ Michigan Noon ABC Sean McDonough, Matt Millen, Holly Rowe
#9 Oregon @ Arizona 8 PM ABC Brent Musberger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters
NC State @ #10 Virginia Tech 3:30 ESPNU Todd Harris, Charles Arbuckle
#11 Penn State @ Michigan State 3:30 ABC/ESPN
HD ABC only
Mike Patrick, Craig James, Heather Cox
#12 Oklahoma @ #23 Texas Tech 12:30 FSN Joel Meyers, Gary Reasons, Jim Knox
Minnesota @ #13 Iowa Noon ESPN Dave Pasch, Bob Griese, Chris Spielman
Virginia @ #15 Clemson 3:30 ABC/ESPN Bob Wischusen, Brian Griese
#16 LSU @ #22 Mississippi 3:30 CBS Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson
Kansas State @ #17 Nebraska 7:30 ESPN Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Erin Andrews
Colorado 28-31 #18 Oklahoma State 7:30 TH ESPN Chris Fowler, Craig James,
Jesse Palmer, Erin Andrews
California @ #19 Stanford 7:30 VS. Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer, Lewis Johnson
#20 Rutgers @ Syracuse 3:30 ESPN360  
Mississippi State @ #21 Arkansas Noon SEC Net Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Cara Capuano
Connecticut @ #24 Notre Dame 2:30 NBC Tom Hammond, Pat Haden, Alex Flanagan
#25 Oregon State @ Washington State 5 PM    
WATCHLIST AND OTHER POSITIVE B POINT TEAMS
Air Force @ BYU 3:30 CBS CS Tom Hart, Aaron Taylor
Duke @ Miami (FL) Noon ESPNU Clay Matvick, David Diaz-Infante
Wisconsin @ Northwestern 3:30 BTN Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin, Charissa Thompson
San Diego State @ Utah 4 PM VS. Tim Neverett, Glenn Parker, Lindsay Soto
Memphis @ Houston 1 PM CSS Matt Stewart, Chuck Oliver, Allison Williams
Kent State @ Temple 1 PM CSD.com  
Northern Illinois @ Ohio 2 PM CSD.com  
THIS WEEK’S OTHER HD GAMES
Buffalo 42-17 Miami (OH) 6 PM WE ESPNU Dari Nowkhah, Tom Luginbill
Central Michigan 35-3 Ball State 8 PM WE ESPN2 Dave Lamont, Trent Dilfer
Akron @ Bowling Green 5:30 FR ESPNU Kevin Negandhi, Jon Berger
North Carolina @ Boston College Noon ESPN2 Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
Maryland @ Florida State Noon Raycom Tim Brant, Rick Walker, Mike Hogewood
Purdue @ Indiana 3:30 BTN Craig Coshun, Anthony Herron, Mark Campbell
Arizona State @ UCLA 4 PM FSN Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis, Michael Eaves
Colorado State @ New Mexico 6 PM mtn. James Bates, Todd Christensen, Keenan McCardell
Vanderbilt @ Tennessee 7 PM ESPNU Eric Collins, Brock Huard
Tulsa @ Southern Miss 7:30 CBS CS Dave Ryan, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
Kentucky @ Georgia 7:30 ESPN2 Mark Jones, Bob Davie
Nevada @ New Mexico State 7 PT ESPNU Terry Gannon, David Norrie
BOWL SUBDIVISION
Eastern Michigan @ Toledo 7 PM FR CSD.com  
Louisville @ South Florida Noon B.E. Net Mike Gleason, John Congemi, Quint Kessenich
Tulane @ UCF 2 PM BH Sports Drew Fellios, Mark Royals, Dave Baumann
Iowa State @ Missouri 2 PM    
UAB @ East Carolina 3:30 MASN Patrick Kinas, Billy Weaver, Brian Meador
UTEP @ Rice 3:30 CBSCS XXL  
Baylor @ Texas A&M 3:30    
Army @ North Texas 4 PM CSD.com  
Florida Atlantic @ Troy 4 PM CSS/CST Todd Kalas, Derek Rackley
Arkansas State @ Middle Tenn. St. 4:30 Gameplan Chip Walters, Kelly Holcomb
SMU @ Marshall 4:30 CBSCS XXL  
Louisiana Tech @ Fresno State 5 PM    
Louisiana-Monroe @ Louisiana-Lafayette 7 PM CSD.com  
Hawaii @ San Jose State 8 PM Gameplan Bill Leahey, Russell Yamaoha

College Football Schedule – Week 11

This time I’ve tried to arrange the schedule using Excel. Hopefully it won’t be completely screwed up; we’re going retro with this one, as there will be no background coloring. Also hopefully we’ll be back to Word next week, though the schedule may be later than it has been. Rankings should be obvious after this, and all times Eastern.

TOP 25 GAMES
#1 Texas @ Baylor Noon FSN Bill Land, Dave Lapham, Emily Jones
#2 Florida* @ South Carolina 3:30 CBS Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson
#25 Utah @ #3 TCU 7:30 CBS CS Tom Hart, Aaron Taylor
West Virginia @ #4 Cincinnati 8 PM FR ESPN2 Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
#5 Alabama @ Mississippi State 7 PM ESPN Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Erin Andrews
Idaho @ #6 Boise State 3:30 ESPNU Todd Harris, Charles Arbuckle
#11 Iowa @ #7 Ohio State 3:30 ABC/ESPN2
HD ABC only
Sean McDonough, Matt Millen, Holly Rowe
#22 Notre Dame @ #8 Pittsburgh 8 PM ABC Brent Musberger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters
Arizona State @ #9 Oregon 7 PT ESPN Terry Gannon, David Norrie
#10 Virginia Tech @ Maryland 1 PM ESPN360 Dave Weekley, Danny Kanell
Indiana @ #12 Penn State Noon BTN Craig Coshun, Glen Mason, Anthony Herron
Louisiana Tech @ #13 LSU 7 PM ESPNU Eric Collins, Brock Huard
#14 Clemson @ NC State Noon Raycom Tim Brant, Rick Walker, Mike Hogewood
Texas A&M @ #15 Oklahoma 7 PM FSN Joel Meyers, Gary Reasons, Jim Knox
#16 Georgia Tech @ Duke Noon ESPN2 Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
#17 Texas Tech @ #19 Oklahoma State 8 PM ABC Mike Patrick, Craig James, Heather Cox
#18 Nebraska @ Kansas 3:30 ABC Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham
#20 Miami (FL) @ North Carolina 3:30 ABC/ESPN2 Bob Wischusen, Brian Griese
Stanford* @ #21 USC 3:30 FSN Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis, Michael Eaves
#23 Tennessee @ Mississippi Noon CBS Craig Bolerjack, Steve Beuerlein
#24 Arizona @ California 7 PM VS. Ted Robinson, Glenn Parker, Lewis Johnson
WATCHLIST AND OTHER POSITIVE B POINT GAMES
Washington @ Oregon State 3:30 FSN NW Tom Glasgow, Steve Preece,
Rashad Floyd, Angie Mentink
Fresno State @ Nevada 4 PM CSN CA Ralph Wood, Randy Rosenbloom, Guy Haberman
UNLV @ Air Force 6 PM mtn. James Bates, Todd Christensen, Natalie Vickers
Michigan @ Wisconsin Noon BTN Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin, Charissa Thompson
Houston @ Central Florida Noon CBS CS Matt McConnell, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
Ball State 20-26 Northern Illinois 6 PM TH ESPNU Dan McLaughlin, Jon Berger
THIS WEEK’S OTHER HD GAMES
Ohio 27-24 Buffalo 7 PM TU ESPN2
Toledo 28-56 Central Michigan 8 PM WE ESPN2 Eric Collins, Ray Bentley, Robert Smith
South Florida 0-31 Rutgers 7:30 TH ESPN Chris Fowler, Craig James,
Jesse Palmer, Erin Andrews
Temple @ Akron 8:30 FR ESPNU Justin Kutcher, Tom Luginbill
Michigan State @ Purdue Noon ESPN Dave Pasch, Bob Griese, Chris Spielman
Florida State @ Wake Forest Noon ESPNU Clay Matvick, David Diaz-Infante
South Dakota State @ Minnesota Noon BTN Matt Rosen, Ron Johnson
Kentucky @ Vanderbilt Noon SEC Net Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Cara Capuano
Missouri @ Kansas State 12:30 VS. Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer, Lindsay Soto
BYU @ New Mexico 2 PM mtn. Ari Wolfe, Blaine Fowler, Keenan McCardell
Delaware @ Navy 3:30 CBS CS Tom McCarthy, Randy Cross
Auburn @ Georgia 7 PM ESPN2 Mark Jones, Bob Davie
Troy @ Arkansas 7:30 CSS/CST Doug Bell, Chris Doering
Wyoming @ San Diego State 7 PT mtn. Bill Doleman, Robert Griffith, Molly Sullivan
New Mexico State @ Hawaii 7 PT Gameplan Bill Leahey, Russell Yamoaha
East Carolina @ Tulsa 8 PM SU ESPN Dave Lamont, JC Pearson
BIG EAST
Louisville @ Syracuse Noon B.E. Net Mike Gleason, John Congemi, Quint Kessenich
BIG 12
Colorado @ Iowa State 2 PM
ACC
Boston College @ Virginia 3:30 ESPN360 Ryan Rose, John Gregory
BIG TEN
Northwestern @ Illinois Noon ESPN Classic Mike Morgan, Jon Berger
PAC-10
UCLA @ Washington State 5 PM FCS Steve Physioc, Yogi Roth, Samantha Steele
WAC
San Jose State @ Utah State 3 PM KUCW
MAC
Bowling Green 35-14 Miami (OH) 6 PM TH CSD.com
Western Michigan @ Eastern Michigan 1 PM CSD.com
CONFERENCE USA
UAB @ Memphis 1 PM CSS Matt Stewart, Chuck Oliver, Allison Williams
UTEP @ SMU 3 PM CBSCS XXL CJ Martin, Bruce Wiseman
Tulane @ Rice 3:30 CBSCS XXL
Southern Miss @ Marshall 4:30 CBSCS XXL
SUN BELT
Western Kentucky @ Louisiana-Monroe 4 PM CSD.com
Louisiana-Lafayette @ Middle Tenn. St. 4 PM CSS/CST Todd Kalas, Derek Rackley
Arkansas State @ Florida Atlantic 4 PM
North Texas @ Florida International 7 PM CSD.com
BOWL SUBDIVISION
VMI @ Army Noon CBSCS XXL

College Football Schedule – Week 10

I set a hard deadline of today for the schedule because of the large quantity of games today. Once again, this will make the rankings obvious. I have no idea why I went back to the incredible irritatingness of WordPress table handling, except I couldn’t think of anything else. All times Eastern.

TOP 25 GAMES
Central Florida @ #1 Texas Noon FSN Bill Land, Gary Reasons, Emily Jones
Vanderbilt @ #2 Florida* 7 PM ESPN2 Mark Jones, Bob Davie
Connecticut @ #3 Cincinnati 8 PM ABC Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters
#4 TCU @ San Diego State 4 PM VS. Tim Neverett, Glenn Parker, Lindsay Soto
#14 LSU @ #5 Alabama 3:30 CBS Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson
#6 Oregon* @ Stanford 3:30 FSN Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis, Rebecca Haarlow
#7 Boise State @ Louisiana Tech 8 PM FR ESPN2 Dave Lamont, Rod Gilmore
#11 Ohio State @ #8 Penn State 3:30 ABC/ESPN2
HD ABC only
Sean McDonough, Matt Millen, Holly Rowe
Northwestern @ #9 Iowa Noon ESPN Dave Pasch, Bob Griese, Chris Spielman
Syracuse @ #10 Pittsburgh Noon ESPNU Clay Matvick, David Diaz-Infante
#12 Virginia Tech @ East Carolina 7:30 TH ESPN Rece Davis, Mark May, Lou Holtz, Todd Harris
#13 Oklahoma @ #18 Nebraska 8 PM ABC Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham
Wake Forest @ #15 Georgia Tech 3:30 ABC/ESPN2 Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
Florida State @ #16 Clemson 7:30 ESPN Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Erin Andrews
#19 USC @ Arizona State 8 PM ABC Mike Patrick, Craig James, Heather Cox
Navy @ #20 Notre Dame 2:30 NBC Tom Hammond, Pat Haden, Alex Flanagan
New Mexico @ #21 Utah 6 PM mtn. Dan Gutowsky, Blaine Fowler, Sammy Linebaugh
Washington State @ #22 Arizona 3:30 FCS Dave Sitton, John Fina, Glenn Howell
Memphis @ #23 Tennessee 7 PM ESPNU Eric Collins, Brock Huard
Louisville @ #24 West Virginia Noon B.E. Net Mike Gleason, John Congemi, Quint Kessenich
Virginia @ #25 Miami (FL) Noon Raycom Steve Martin, Rick Walker, Mike Hogewood
WATCHLIST AND OTHER POSITIVE B POINT TEAMS
Oklahoma State @ Iowa State 3:30 ABC Bob Wischusen, Brian Griese
Army @ Air Force 3:30 CBS CS Dave Ryan, Jason Sehorn
Fresno State @ Idaho 7 PT ESPNU Charlie Neal, JC Pearson
Miami (OH) @ Temple 7:30 TH CSD.com
Houston @ Tulsa 7:30 CBS CS Tom Hart, Aaron Taylor
Eastern Michigan @ Northern Illinois 7:30 TH ESPNU Charlie Neal, Jay Walker
THIS WEEK’S OTHER HD GAMES
Bowling Green 30-29 Buffalo 7 PM TU ESPN2
Wisconsin @ Indiana Noon BTN Craig Coshun, Glen Mason, Mike Hall
Illinois @ Minnesota Noon BTN Matt Rosen, Ron Johnson, Ron Johnson
Western Michigan @ Michigan State Noon BTN Ari Wolfe, Rod Woodson, Kenny Jackson
Purdue @ Michigan Noon BTN Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin, Charissa Thompson
South Carolina @ Arkansas Noon SEC Net Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Cara Capuano
Kansas @ Kansas State 12:30 VS. Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer, Lewis Johnson
Duke @ North Carolina 3:30 ESPNU Todd Harris, Charles Arbuckle
Oregon State @ California 7 PM FSN Steve Physioc, Mike Pawlawski, Drea Avent
Northern Arizona @ Mississippi 7:30 CSS/CN/CST Bob Rathun, Dave Archer, Jenn Hildreth
Utah State @ Hawaii 7 PT PPV Jim Leahey, Russell Yamaoha
Nevada @ San Jose State 8:30 SU ESPN Terry Gannon, David Norrie
SEC
Tennessee Tech @ Georgia 1 PM Gameplan Matt Stewart, Buck Belue, Sandra Golden
Eastern Kentucky @ Kentucky 1 PM WKYT Rob Bromley, Tim Couch, Dick Gabriel
Furman @ Auburn 1:30 Gameplan Andy Burcham, Cole Cubelic, Melissa Lee
BIG 12
Texas A&M @ Colorado 1:30 FCS Dan McLaughlin, Yogi Roth, Samantha Steele
Baylor @ Missouri 2 PM
ACC
Maryland @ NC State 1 PM ESPN360 Ryan Rose, Danny Kanell
PAC-10
Washington @ UCLA 3:30 FSN Bill MacDonald, James Washington,
Brooke Olzendam, Courtney Jones
MOUNTAIN WEST
BYU @ Wyoming 2 PM mtn. James Bates, Todd Christensen, Andrea Lloyd
Colorado State @ UNLV 7 PT mtn. Bill Doleman, Robert Griffith, Molly Sullivan
MAC
Kent State @ Akron 3:30 FS Ohio
CONFERENCE USA
Rice @ SMU 3 PM CBSCS XXL Brad Sham, Allen Stone
UTEP @ Tulane 3:30 CBSCS XXL Sam Smith, Roger Schultz
SUN BELT
Louisiana-Lafayette @ Arkansas State 3:30 CSS/CST Todd Kalas, Derek Rackley
Louisiana-Monroe @ North Texas 4 PM CSD.com
Florida International @ Middle Tenn. St. 4:30 Gameplan
Troy @ Western Kentucky 5 PM
BOWL SUBDIVISION
Florida Atlantic @ UAB 2 PM CBSCS XXL

College Football Schedule – Week 9

My laptop screen is cracked and between using the lab computers at school, dealing with both what to do about the laptop and setting up a new bank account, and being distracted by Twitter’s new Lists feature (more on that in a post when it goes live for everyone), I’ve been spending virtually no time at all on the college football posts. I’m taking care of the schedule now since we’re already behind a game and another game has probably already happened, so this will make the rankings obvious. With the laptop busted, I can’t post directly from Word from a school computer, so for this week only (because WordPress’ WYSIWYG editor seems to have never heard of tables) we’re going to experiment in making it look like I’ve always intended it to look and arranged it to look in Word but which always gets mangled in the final product. All times Eastern.

TOP 25 GAMES
#1 Texas @ #16 Oklahoma State 8 PM ABC/ESPN2 Sean McDonough, Matt Millen, Holly Rowe
#2 Florida* v. Georgia 3:30 CBS Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson
#3 Cincinnati @ Syracuse Noon ESPNU Clay Matvick, David Diaz-Infante
UNLV @ #5 TCU 4 PM VS. Tim Neverett, Glenn Parker, Lindsay Soto
San Jose State @ #6 Boise State 3 PM Gameplan Mark Johnson, Tom Scott, David Augusto
Indiana @ #7 Iowa Noon ESPN Mark Jones, Bob Davie
#9 Penn State @ Northwestern 4:30 ESPN Carter Blackburn, Chris Spielman
#13 USC @ #10 Oregon* 8 PM ABC/ESPN2
HD ABC only
Brent Musberger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters
North Carolina 20-17 #11 Virginia Tech 7:30 TH ESPN Chris Fowler, Craig James,
Jesse Palmer, Erin Andrews
Kansas State @ #12 Oklahoma 7 PM FSN Joel Meyers, Dave Lapham, Jim Knox
New Mexico State @ #14 Ohio State Noon BTN Matt Rosen, Anthony Herron
Tulane @ #15 LSU 8 PM Gameplan Doug Greengard, Rene Nadeau, Kevin Guidry
Coastal Carolina @ #17 Clemson 1:30 ESPN360 Ryan Rose, Jeremy Bloom
#18 West Virginia @ South Florida 8 PM FR ESPN2 Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore
#19 Georgia Tech @ Vanderbilt 7:30 CSS/CN/CST Doug Bell, Chris Doering
#20 Nebraska @ Baylor 12:30 VS. Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer, Lewis Johnson
Kansas @ #21 Texas Tech 3:30 ABC Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham
Wyoming @ #23 Utah 8 PM mtn. Ari Wolfe, Blaine Fowler, Sammy Linebaugh
Washington State v. #24 Notre Dame 7:30 NBC Tom Hammond, Pat Haden, Alex Flanagan
#25 Mississippi @ Auburn Noon SEC Net Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Cara Capuano
WATCHLIST AND OTHER POSITIVE B POINT TEAMS
Rutgers @ Connecticut Noon B.E. Net Mike Gleason, John Congemi, Quint Kessenich
Miami (FL) @ Wake Forest 3:30 ABC/ESPN2
HD ABC only
Bob Wischusen, Brian Griese
South Carolina @ Tennessee 7:30 ESPN Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Erin Andrews
Utah State @ Fresno State 5 PM
UCLA @ Oregon State 4 PM
Central Michigan @ Boston College 3:30 ESPNU Todd Harris, Charles Arbuckle
Akron @ Northern Illinois Noon ESPN+ Michael Reghi, Doug Chapman
Southern Miss @ Houston 1 PM CSS Matt Stewart, Chuck Oliver, Allison Williams
Temple @ Navy 3:30 CBS CS Dave Ryan, Randy Cross
THIS WEEK’S OTHER HD GAMES
East Carolina 38-19 Memphis 8 PM TU ESPN2 Rece Davis, Mark May, Lou Holtz, Rob Stone
Purdue @ Wisconsin Noon ESPN2 Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
NC State @ Florida State Noon Raycom Steve Martin, Rick Walker, Mike Hogewood
Missouri @ Colorado 1:30 FSN Bill Land, Gary Reasons, Emily Jones
California @ Arizona State 3:30 ABC Terry Gannon, David Norrie
Michigan @ Illinois 3:30 ABC/ESPN2 Mike Patrick, Craig James
Eastern Michigan @ Arkansas 7 PM ESPNU Eric Collins, Brock Huard
Mississippi State @ Kentucky 7 PM SEC/FSN Bob Rathbun, Dave Archer, Jenn Hildreth
New Mexico @ San Diego State 7:30 CBS CS Tom Hart, Aaron Taylor
Michigan State @ Minnesota 8 PM BTN Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin, Rebecca Haarlow
Marshall @ Central Florida 8 PM SU ESPN Dave Lamont, JC Pearson
BIG 12
Iowa State @ Texas A&M 3:30
ACC
Duke @ Virginia 3:30 ESPN360 Frank Giardina, Danny Kanell
MOUNTAIN WEST
Air Force @ Colorado State 4 PM mtn. James Bates, Todd Christensen, Roger Bailey
WAC
Hawaii @ Nevada 4 PM CSD.com Jim Leahey, Russell Yamahoa
Louisiana Tech @ Idaho 5 PM ESPN+ Trey Bender, Jay Taylor
MAC
Ohio @ Ball State Noon CSD.com
Western Michigan @ Kent State 2 PM CSD.com
Toledo @ Miami (OH) 3:30 Gameplan
CONFERENCE USA
SMU @ Tulsa 2 PM CBSCS XXL
UAB @ UTEP 3 PM CBSCS XXL
SUN BELT
Louisiana-Lafayette @ Florida International Noon CSD.com
Western Kentucky @ North Texas 4 PM CSS/CST Todd Kalas, Derek Rackley
Middle Tenn. St. @ Florida Atlantic 4 PM
Louisiana-Monroe @ Troy 7 PM CSD.com
BOWL SUBDIVISION
Arkansas State @ Louisville 3:30 SNY Drew Deener, Doug James

College Football Schedule – Week 8

One game’s already underway and we’re back to a quagmire of mediocrity, so let’s get crackin’! All times Eastern.

TOP 25 GAMES

Tennessee

@

#1 Alabama

3:30

CBS

Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson

#2 Florida*

@

Mississippi State

7:30

ESPN

Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Erin Andrews

Louisville

@

#3 Cincinnati

3:30

ESPNU

Todd Harris, Charles Arbuckle

#4 Texas

@

Missouri

8 PM

ABC

Brent Muberger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters

#5 Iowa

@

Michigan State

7 PM

BTN

Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin, Lisa Byington

#6 Boise State

@

Hawaii

8 PT

KTVB
Gameplan

Mark Johnson, Tom Scott, David Augusto (BSU)
Jim Leahey, Russell Yamaoha (HI HD)

#8 TCU

@

BYU

7:30

VS.

Joe Beninati, Glenn Parker, Tim Neverett

Texas A&M

@

#9 Texas Tech

7 PM

   

#10 Oregon*

@

Washington

3:30

ABC

Terry Gannon, David Norrie

Oregon State

@

#11 USC

8 PM

ABC

Mike Patrick, Craig James, Heather Cox

South Florida

@

#12 Pittsburgh

Noon

B.E. Net

Mike Gleason, John Congemi, Quint Kessenich

#13 Penn State

@

Michigan

3:30

ABC/ESPN

Sean McDonough, Matt Millen, Holly Rowe

#14 Oklahoma

@

#18 Kansas

3:30

ABC

Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham

Iowa State

@

#15 Nebraska

12:30

FSN

Joel Meyers, Dave Lapham, Jim Knox

Auburn

@

#16 LSU

7:30

ESPN2

Mark Jones, Bob Davie

Minnesota

@

#17 Ohio State

Noon

ESPN

Dave Pasch, Bob Griese, Chris Spielman

#19 Clemson

@

Miami (FL)

3:30

ABC/ESPN

Bob Wischusen, Brian Griese

#22 Connecticut

@

#20 West Virginia

Noon

ESPNU

Clay Matvick, David Diaz-Infante

#25 Georgia Tech

@

#21 Virginia

Noon

Raycom

Steve Martin, Rick Walker, Mike Hogewood

Air Force

@

#23 Utah

4 PM

VS.

Ted Robinson, Anthony Herron, Lindsay Soto

UCLA

@

#24 Arizona

6:30

FSN/FCS

Steve Physioc, James Washington

WATCHLIST AND OTHER POSITIVE B POINT TEAMS

Arkansas

@

Mississippi

Noon

SEC Net

Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Cara Capuano

Oklahoma State

@

Baylor

12:30

VS.

Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer, Lewis Johnson

Boston College

@

Notre Dame

3:30

NBC

Tom Hammond, Pat Haden, Alex Flanagan

Vanderbilt

@

South Carolina

7 PM

ESPNU

Eric Collins, Brock Huard

Arizona State

@

Stanford

7 PT

FSN

Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis, Michael Eaves

Florida State

@

North Carolina

7:30 TH

ESPN

Chris Fowler, Craig James,
Jesse Palmer, Erin Andrews

Fresno State

@

New Mexico State

7 PT

ESPNU

Carter Blackburn, JC Pearson

Northern Illinois

@

Miami (OH)

1 PM

CSD.com

 

THIS WEEK’S OTHER HD GAMES

Tulsa

@

UTEP

8 PM WE

ESPN

Dave Neal, Andre Ware

Rutgers

@

Army

8 PM FR

ESPN2

Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore

Illinois

@

Purdue

Noon

ESPN2

Pam Ward, Ray Bentley

Indiana

@

Northwestern

Noon

BTN

Ari Wolfe, Mark Campbell, Mike Hall

Wake Forest

@

Navy

3:30

CBS CS

Craig Bolerjack, Randy Cross

Louisiana-Monroe

@

Kentucky

7 PM

FSN

Bob Rathbun, Dave Archer, Jenn Hildreth

SMU

@

Houston

7:30

CBS CS

Dave Ryan, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila

BIG 12

Colorado

@

Kansas State

12:30

FCS

Dan McLaughlin, Yogi Roth, Samantha Steele

ACC

Maryland

@

Duke

1:30

ESPN360

 

PAC-10

Washington State

@

California

4:30

   

MOUNTAIN WEST

San Diego State

@

Colorado State

4 PM

mtn.

James Bates, Todd Christensen, Roger Bailey

UNLV

@

New Mexico

8 PM

mtn.

Dan Gutowsky, Robert Griffith, Toby Christensen

WAC

Louisiana Tech

@

Utah State

3 PM

ESPN+

Trey Bender, Jay Taylor

Idaho

@

Nevada

4 PM

Gameplan

Bob Akamian, Mike Lamb

SUN BELT

Western Kentucky

@

Middle Tenn. St.

3:30

CSS/CST

Todd Kalas, Derek Rackley

North Texas

@

Troy

3:30

FCS

Sam Smith, Roger Schultz

Florida Atlantic

@

Louisiana-Lafayette

5 PM

CSD.com

 

Florida International

@

Arkansas State

7 PM

CSD.com

 

MAC

Central Michigan

@

Bowling Green

Noon

ESPN+

Michael Reghi, Doug Chapman

Ball State

@

Eastern Michigan

1 PM

CSD.com

 

Kent State

@

Ohio

2 PM

CSD.com

 

Buffalo

@

Western Michigan

2 PM

CSD.com

 

Temple

@

Toledo

7 PM

CSD.com

 

CONFERENCE USA

UAB

@

Marshall

Noon

CSS

Tom Hart, Chuck Oliver, Allison Williams

Central Florida

@

Rice

3:30

CBSCS XXL

 

Tulane

@

Southern Miss

7 PM

CSS/CST

Matt Stewart, Derrick Lewis, Sandra Golden

BOWL SUBDIVISION

Akron

@

Syracuse

3:30

SNY

Mark Lawson, Dale Drypolcher, Chris Watson