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Florida State football rooting guide, TV listings

For whom should you cheer? Plus full TV listings!

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Every week we take a look at what results across the country could most benefit Florida State's chance of making the playoff, even it suffers a loss. Some have suggested rooting for the teams that would give FSU the easiest path to a championship, but given that even the most optimistic estimates put FSU at about a coin flip to stay undefeated, getting to the dance is a more important goal.

I'll be grouping these by conference.


-Mississippi State at Kentucky: Kentucky, the Wildcats have only about a 10-15% shot, but that's a shot.

-Ole Miss at LSU: LSU, this could really happen.

-South Carolina at Auburn: South Carolina. There's a scenario where the SEC is completely left out of the playoff, though it involves a ton of chaos.

-Alabama at Tennessee: Tennessee, because that would be loss No. 2 for the Tide.

Big Ten

-Michigan at Michigan State: Wolverines, because that increases the possibility of a two-loss Big Ten champ.

-Ohio State at Penn State: Penn State, increasing the chance of a two-loss Big Ten champ.

-Rutgers at Nebraska: Rutgers, increasing the chance of a two-loss Big Ten champ.


-Texas at Kansas State: Texas, because again, it increases the chance of the two-loss Big XII champ.

-Texas Tech at TCU: Tech, because it increases the chance the Big XII champ has two losses.

-West Virginia at Oklahoma State: Cowboys, because it helps FSU's strength of schedule, even though the new QB in Stillwater is terrible.


-Oregon at Cal: Cal, because a Cal win would effectively eliminate the entire Pac-12 from the playoff conversation.

-Arizona State at Washington: Huskies, increasing the chance of a two-loss Pac-12 champ.

-Arizona at Washington State: Cougars, increasing the chance of a two-loss Pac-12 champ.

-USC at Utah: USC, increasing the chance of a two-loss Pac-12 champ.


-BC at Wake: BC, because it increases the chance of another bowl team being on FSU's schedule.

Thu, Oct. 23, 2014 Time (ET) TV
Connecticut @ (18) East Carolina 7:00 PM ESPNU
Miami (FL) @ Virginia Tech 8:00 PM ESPN
Fri, Oct. 24, 2014 Time (ET) TV
South Florida @ Cincinnati 7:00 PM ESPN2
Troy @ South Alabama 7:30 PM ESPNU
Brigham Young @ Boise State 9:00 PM ESPN
(6) Oregon @ California 10:00 PM FS1
Sat, Oct. 25, 2014 Time (ET) TV
UAB @ Arkansas 12:00 PM SECN
Minnesota @ Illinois 12:00 PM ESPNU
Texas @ (11) Kansas State 12:00 PM ESPN
Rutgers @ (16) Nebraska 12:00 PM ESPN2
Maryland @ Wisconsin 12:00 PM BTN/BTN2
North Texas @ Rice 12:00 PM FSN
Memphis @ Southern Methodist 12:00 PM ESPNN
North Carolina @ Virginia 12:30 PM ESPN3/ESPNGP
San Jose State @ Navy 1:00 PM CBSS
Northern Illinois @ Eastern Michigan 1:00 PM ESPN3
(25) UCLA @ Colorado 2:00 PM PACN
Akron @ Ball State 2:00 PM ESPN3
Massachusetts @ Toledo 2:00 PM ESPN3/ESPNGP
Ohio @ Western Michigan 2:00 PM ESPN3
Georgia Southern @ Georgia State 2:00 PM ESPN3
Kent State @ Miami (OH) 2:30 PM ESPN3
(1) Mississippi State @ Kentucky 3:30 PM CBS
Michigan @ (8) Michigan State 3:30 PM ABC/ESPN3
Georgia Tech @ Pittsburgh 3:30 PM ESPNU
Boston College @ Wake Forest 3:30 PM ESPN3/ESPNGP
(22) West Virginia @ Oklahoma State 3:30 PM ESPN
Texas Tech @ (10) TCU 3:30 PM FOX
Oregon State @ Stanford 3:30 PM ESPN2
Florida Atlantic @ (23) Marshall 3:30 PM FS1
Louisiana Tech @ Southern Miss 3:30 PM AMSN
Central Michigan @ Buffalo 3:30 PM ESPN3
Vanderbilt @ Missouri 4:00 PM SECN
Old Dominion @ Western Kentucky 4:00 PM
UNLV @ Utah State 4:00 PM ESPNN
Temple @ UCF 5:00 PM CBSS
(15) Arizona @ Washington State 6:00 PM PACN
Syracuse @ (21) Clemson 7:00 PM ESPNU
UTEP @ Texas-San Antonio 7:00 PM AMSN
Wyoming @ Colorado State 7:00 PM ROOT
Texas State @ Louisiana-Monroe 7:00 PM ESPN3/ESPNGP
(3) Mississippi @ (24) LSU 7:15 PM ESPN
(4) Alabama @ Tennessee 7:30 PM ESPN2
South Carolina @ (5) Auburn 7:30 PM SECN
(13) Ohio State @ Penn State 8:00 PM ABC
(20) USC @ (19) Utah 10:00 PM FS1
(14) Arizona State @ Washington 10:45 PM ESPN
Nevada @ Hawaii 11:59 PM OCPV