I was looking at our schedule and wondered why we had so few early games on TV. It seemed like every time you turned on ESPN Duke or UNC was playing but I had to scour the web for a crappy feed of my Pack. I realize the argument could be made the TV execs were doing me a favor considering how poorly we have played in many of these games but I cannot help it if I am a masochist. So I decided to look at the TV schedule for each team to see how we compare.
Here is the chart of what I found.
Here are some observations I had about the ACC in general:
1) There are 2 tiers of teams. Tier 1 consists of Duke, UNC, Maryland and FSU. Everyone else, including NCSU, is bunched at the bottom.
2) MD, UVA and VT have Comcast which givens them more local coverage and moves them up
3) VT was third in ESPN/ESPN2 games with 10. I am not sure I understand why except they were supposed to be the third best team in preseason.
4) Wake had by far the most games on the ACC Network and the fewest on the national networks.
5) After charting this information I added the Strength of Schedule thinking it might clarify things but there was no correlation between SOS and TV appearances.
6) BC is the king of ESPNU and FSU ruled Fox Sports
7) Not surprisingly the reigning national championship team dominated the national TV audience.
1) We had the fourth highest number of games on national TV.
2) The games not televised were the ones we played against 200+ RPI teams. Every decent team we played was televised. Face it who wants to see Youngstown State play. This expsore alone should stop us from playing cellar dwellers.
3) Given how awful the NCSU teams have been, I was surprised how often we were televised. This could have something do with our preseason expectations, but I feel this proves NCSU will be shown on TV if we become a good team. This has to be helpful if NCSU is trying to sell itself to anyone, like maybe a potential coach.
Please feel free to post anything that stands out to you.