College Football on ABC Coverage Map for 10/23
The BCS rankings were released this weekend, and with them comes what might be, the best weekend of college football to date, especially at 3:30 PM Eastern. My suggestion for all is to clean up the leaves early, and just sit on the couch and enjoy the multiple matchups of ranked teams at that time.
On CBS you can find maybe the most exciting offense in college football in #4 Auburn taking on #6 LSU, who is maybe the most confusing team in college football. LSU has a very good defense, and it will be interesting to see if Auburn can put up points against them.
The on ABC at that same time there are two games pairing ranked teams, as well as an ACC clash and with them here are my predictions of where the games will be available.
#13 Wisconsin at #15 Iowa: My guess is that this game will be available in most of the midwest, then available to the rest of the country on ESPN HD in the reverse mirror.
#16 Nebraska at #14 Oklahoma State: My guess is that this game will go to almost the whole country on ABC, excluding where the Wisconsin Iowa game is on ABC in the midwest, and a small portion of ACC country (probably only South Carolina and Georgia). The problem with this is that it will not be available in the reverse mirror, so if you do not get this game on ABC, it will have to be found on Gameplan or ESPN3.
Georgia Tech at Clemson: My guess is that this game will be available on ABC in Georgia and South Carolina, and on ESPN SD in the midwest where Wisconsin at Iowa is on ABC.
OK, my predictions were horrible this week. I was quite surprised that the Nebraska vs. OK State game is not going to more households. My guess is the loss by Nebraska last week combined with Wisconsin’s big win over Ohio State flipped the total viewership. As to why Nebraska is not in the reverse mirror Matt’s College Sports Media Blog has a good article. He does an awesome job keeping track of college media. I have his RSS feed and twitter feed bookmarked, you should check it out and do the same.
As for the people in Nebraska who are not set to receive the games. I got a tweet that says, “Reminder to #Husker fans in NE Neb, #NUvsOSU will be on #KCAU digital subch 9.2 in #SUX & on #WOI digital subch 5.1 in #DSM.” I do not live in Nebraska, but it sounds to me that you will be able to pick up the game on the ABC sub channels depending on where you live.