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Posted by Michael Humes on November 12, 2013

College Football: Top Four Teams in BCS Standings on ESPN and ABC

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This week’s college football schedule will include telecasts of the top four teams in the BCS Standings and six of the top 10. The lineup is highlighted by No. 4 Stanford, coming off a victory over then-undefeated Oregon, at USC on ABC’s Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows on November 16 at 8 p.m. ET. ESPN Radio will also broadcast the game.

That afternoon, ABC and ESPN2, combine to televise unbeaten No. 2 Florida State against new ACC foe Syracuse and No. 16 Michigan State at Nebraska on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Additional Saturday highlights:

  • ESPN will televise two of the top three teams, both on the road against conference opponents: No. 3 Ohio State at Illinois at noon and No. 1 Alabama at Mississippi State at 7:45 p.m.
  • ESPNU’s Saturday 3:30 p.m. telecast will feature No. 23 Miami (Fla.) at Duke in a showdown between ACC Coastal Division rivals with matching 7-2 records.
  • ESPN3 and ESPNU will combine to cover two of the top teams in the American Athletic Conference: No. 17 UCF at Temple at noon on ESPN3 and No. 20 Louisville against Houston at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.

ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise three teams in the BCS Standings over three consecutive weekdays beginning Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. with undefeated No. 15 Northern Illinois against one-loss Ball State in a showdown between the top two teams in the Mid-American Conference West division. Thursday’s ESPN College Football Primetime on November 14, at 7:30 p.m., will pit No. 8 Clemson against Georgia Tech while ESPN2’s Friday night matchup on November 15, at 9 p.m., will pit No. 13 UCLA against Washington.

ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS and ESPN Radio Schedule

Date Time (ET) Matchup/Commentator Network
Tue, Nov 12 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Toledo
Adam Amin & Kelly Stouffer
ESPNU
  Ohio at Bowling Green
Michael Reghi & Rocky Boiman
ESPN3
Wed, Nov 13 8 p.m. Ball State at No. 15 Northern Illinois
Bob Wischusen, Desmond Howard & Quint Kessenich
ESPN2
  Miami (Ohio) at Kent State
Tom Hart & John Congemi
ESPNU
Thu, Nov 14 7:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at No. 8 Clemson
Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack & Samantha Ponder
ESPN
  Morgan State at South Carolina State
Mark Neely & Jay Walker
ESPNU
Fri, Nov 15 9 p.m. Washington at No. 13 UCLA
Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams
ESPN2
Sat, Nov 16 Noon No. 3 Ohio State at Illinois
Dave Pasch, Brian Griese & Tom Luginbill
ESPN
  Indiana at No. 22 Wisconsin
Bob Wischusen, Rod Gilmore & Quint Kessenich
ESPN2
  Troy at Ole Miss
Tom Hart & John Congemi
ESPNU
  Cincinnati at Rutgers
Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway & Paul Carcaterra
ESPNEWS
  No. 17 UCF at Temple
Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht & Brooke Weisbrod
ESPN3 * & RSN
  Central Michigan at Western Michigan
Michael Reghi & Doug Graber
ESPN3 * & RSN
  Wagner at Saint Francis ESPN3
  12:21 p.m. Kentucky at Vanderbilt
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Cara Capuano
ESPN3 * & SEC TV
  12:30 p.m. North Carolina at Pitt ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  Maryland at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & ACC Network
  NC State at Boston College ESPN3 * & RSN
  1 p.m. Akron at Massachusetts
Bob Picozzi & KC Keeler
ESPN3
  Yale at Princeton
Dave Popkin & Pete Najarian
ESPN3
  Jacksonville State at Eastern Illinois ESPN3
  Presbyterian at Coastal Carolina ESPN3
  2 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Georgia State
Ryan Rose & Warrick Dunn
ESPN3
  North Dakota State at Youngstown State ESPN3
  Northern Iowa at Missouri State ESPN3
  3 p.m. Connecticut at SMU
Trey Bender & Kevin O’Connell
ESPN3
  Tennessee-Chattanooga at Samford ESPN3
  3:30 p.m. No. 16 Michigan State at Nebraska
Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman & Shannon Spake
ABC & ESPN2 **
  Syracuse at No. 2 Florida State
Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham & Jeannine Edwards
ABC & ESPN2 **
  No. 23 Miami (Fla.) at Duke
Anish Shroff & Kelly Stouffer
ESPNU
  7 p.m. Florida at No. 10 South Carolina
Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen & Maria Taylor
ESPN2
  Houston at No. 20 Louisville
Clay Matvick, Matt Stinchcomb & Dawn Davenport
ESPNU
  Memphis at South Florida
Shawn Kenney, Al Groh & Steffi Sorensen
ESPN3
  7:30 p.m. Texas State at Arkansas State ESPN3
  7:45 p.m. No. 1 Alabama at Mississippi State
Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge & Holly Rowe
ESPN & ESPN Radio
  8 p.m. No. 4 Stanford at USC
Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit & Heather Cox
ABC & ESPN Radio
  Northwestern State at McNeese State ESPN3
  10:15 p.m. Wyoming at Boise State
Mark Jones, Brock Huard & Jessica Mendoza
ESPN2
  10:30 p.m. San Jose State at Nevada
Joe Davis & David Diaz-Infante
ESPNU

* Local blackout may apply
** Reverse mirror in which ESPN2 will regionalize two games on ABC to markets not receiving the telecast

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