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Top 25 College Football Games of 2014 Sets the Table for 2015 Season

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  • Fans Determine Order of Top 5 Games Through SportsNation Poll
  • Begins Monday, July 20, and Continues Through Sunday, August 2

ESPNU will televise the Top 25 College Football Games of 2014 beginning Monday, July 20, and concluding Sunday, August 2. The countdown begins with games No. 25 through No. 6 – in descending order — airing each weekday (7 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET most days*) between July 20 and Friday, July 31. Fan voting will determine the order of the top 5 games, with game No. 5 airing July 31 at 10 p.m., No. 4 and No. 3 on Aug. 1 and No. 2 and No. 1 on Aug. 2, both nights at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

ESPN’s Stats & Info team determined the top 25 games and fans can vote on the order of the top 5 games via a SportsNation poll now through Saturday, July 25. Due to rights restrictions, games No. 17, No. 11, and No. 7 will not be televised.

*Please note: Games No. 25 and No. 24 will air at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET on Monday, July 20, due to a schedule change.

Top 5 College Football Games of 2014
(Order to be determined by fan vote)

Top 25 College Football Games of 2014
(No. 25 – No. 6)
No. 25  Ohio State (31) at Penn State (24) (two overtimes)
No. 24  Arkansas (28) vs. Texas A&M (35) (overtime)**
No. 23  Miami Beach Bowl: BYU (48) vs. Memphis (55) (two overtimes)
No. 22  Armed Forces Bowl: Houston (35) vs. Pitt (34)
No. 21  TCU (31) at West Virginia (30)
No. 20  Outback Bowl: Auburn (31) vs. Wisconsin (34) (overtime)
No. 19  College Football Playoff National Championship: Oregon (20) vs. Ohio State (42)
No. 18  UCF (32) vs. East Carolina (30)
No. 17  Western Kentucky (67) at Marshall (66) (overtime)
No. 16  ACC Championship: Florida State (37) vs. Georgia Tech (35)
No. 15  Alabama (20) at LSU (13) (overtime)**
No. 14  Clemson (17) at Florida State (23) (overtime)
No. 13  Bahamas Bowl: Central Michigan (48) vs. Western Kentucky (49)
No. 12  Auburn (44) vs. Alabama (55)**
No. 11  Arizona State (38) at USC (34)
No. 10 Arizona (31) at Oregon (24)
No. 9  Texas A&M (41) at Auburn (38)**
No. 8 Georgia Tech (30) at Georgia (24)
No. 7  Cal (45) at Arizona (49)
No. 6  Alabama (17) at Ole Miss (23)**

@ESPNCFB will provide highlights, stats, and anecdotes throughout the countdown. Fans can interact by tagging their tweets #CFBTop25

 ** This game also appears on the Top 20 SEC Football Games of 2014 on SEC Network. Full details, including air times, here.

ESPNU Top 25 College Football Games of 2014 Programming Schedule

Date Time (ET) Ranking Matchup
Mon, July 20 5 p.m. No. 25 Ohio State (31) at Penn State (24) (two overtimes)
  11 p.m. No. 24 Arkansas (28) vs. Texas A&M (35) (overtime)
Tue, July 21 7 p.m. No. 23 Miami Beach Bowl: BYU (48) vs. Memphis (55) (two OTs)
  10 p.m. No. 22 Armed Forces Bowl: Houston (35) vs. Pitt (34)
Wed, July 22 7 p.m. No. 21 TCU (31) at West Virginia (30)
  10 p.m. No. 20 Outback Bowl: Auburn (31) vs. Wisconsin (34) (overtime)
Thu, July 23 10 p.m. No. 19 CFP NC: Oregon (20) vs. Ohio State (42)
Fri, July 24 7 p.m. No. 18 UCF (32) vs. East Carolina (30)
Mon, July 27 7 p.m. No. 16 ACC Championship: Florida State (37) vs. Georgia Tech (35)
  10 p.m. No. 15 Alabama (20) at LSU (13) (overtime)
Tue, July 28 7 p.m. No. 14 Clemson (17) at Florida State (23) (overtime)
  10 p.m. No. 13  Central Michigan (48) vs. Western Kentucky (49)
Wed, July 29 7 p.m. No. 12 Auburn (44) vs. Alabama (55)
  10 p.m. No. 10 Arizona (31) at Oregon (24)
Thu, July 30 7 p.m. No. 9 Texas A&M (41) at Auburn (38)
  10 p.m. No. 8 Georgia Tech (30) at Georgia (24)
Fri, July 31 7 p.m. No. 6 Alabama (17) at Ole Miss (23)
  10 p.m. No. 5 TBD
Sat, Aug 1 7 p.m. No. 4 TBD
  10  p.m. No. 3 TBD
Sun, Aug 2 7 p.m. No. 2 TBD
10 p.m. No. 1 TBD

Games No. 17, No. 11, and No. 7 will not be televised due to rights restrictions

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Media contact: Derek Volner at 860-384-9986; Derek.Volner@ESPN.com and @DerekVolner