ESPNU Relives Top 25 College Football Games of 2013

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ESPNU Relives Top 25 College Football Games of 2013

Fans Determine Order of Top 5 Games Through SportsNation Poll

With the start of the 2014 college football season on the horizon, ESPNU will televise the Top 25 College Football Games of 2013. Games No. 25 through No. 6 – in descending order — will be aired each weekday (7 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET) between Monday, July 21, and Thursday, July 31.  Game No. 5 will be televised on Friday, August 1 (7 p.m.) and the countdown concludes with No. 4 and No. 3 on Saturday, August 2 (6 p.m. and 9 p.m.) and No. 2 and No. 1 on Sunday, August 3 (6 p.m. and 9 p.m.).

Fans can vote on the order of the top 5 games through a SportsNation poll. Voting concludes Monday, July 28, and results will be announced that night on @ESPNCFBESPN’s Stats & Info team determined the top 25 games.  Due to rights restrictions, games No. 16, No. 13, No. 9, and No. 6 will not be televised.

Top 5 College Football Games of 2013
(Order to be determined by fan vote)

Top 25 College Football Games of 2013
(No. 25 – No. 6)
No. 25 Rose Bowl: Michigan State (24) vs. Stanford (20)
No. 24 New Mexico Bowl: Colorado State (48) vs. Washington State (45)
No. 23 Alabama (49) vs. Texas A&M (42)
No. 22 Fresno State (52) vs. Rutgers (51) (Overtime)
No. 21 Navy (58) vs. San Jose State (52) (Three Overtimes)
No. 20 Georgia (44) vs. LSU (41)
No. 19 Orange Bowl: Clemson (40) vs. Ohio State (35)
No. 18 Arizona State (32) vs. Wisconsin (30)
No. 17 Auburn (45) vs. Texas A&M (41)
No. 16 Oregon State (51) vs. Utah (48) (Overtime)
No. 15 Georgia (34) vs. Tennessee (31) (Overtime)
No. 14 Penn State (43) vs. Michigan (40) (Four Overtimes)
No. 13 Notre Dame (38) vs. Navy (34)
No. 12 Rutgers (55) vs. SMU (52) (Overtime)
No. 11 Ole Miss (39) vs. Vanderbilt (35)
No. 10 Oklahoma (33) vs. Oklahoma State (24)
No. 9 Big Ten Championship: Michigan State (34) vs. Ohio State (24)
No. 8 UCF (38) vs. Louisville (35)
No. 7 South Carolina (27) vs. Missouri (24) (Two Overtimes)
No. 6 Oregon (36) vs. Oregon State (35)

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

ESPNU Top 25 College Football Games of 2013 Programming Schedule

Date Time (ET) Ranking Matchup
Mon, July 21 7 p.m. No. 25 Rose Bowl: Michigan State vs. Stanford
  10 p.m. No. 24 New Mexico Bowl: Colorado State vs. Washington State
Tue, July 22 7 p.m. No. 23 Alabama vs. Texas A&M
  10 p.m. No. 22 Fresno State vs. Rutgers
Wed, July 23 7 p.m. No. 21 Navy vs. San Jose State
  10 p.m. No. 20 Georgia vs. LSU
Thur, July 24 7 p.m. No. 19 Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Ohio State
  10 p.m. No. 18 Arizona State vs. Wisconsin
Fri, July 25 7 p.m. No. 17 Auburn vs. Texas A&M
Mon, July 28 7 p.m. No. 15 Georgia vs. Tennessee
  10 p.m. No. 14 Penn State vs. Michigan
Tue, July 29 7 p.m. No. 12 Rutgers vs. SMU
  10 p.m. No. 11 Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt
Wed, July 30 7 p.m. No. 10 Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State
  10 p.m. No. 8 UCF vs. Louisville
Thur, July 31 7 p.m. No. 7 South Carolina vs. Missouri
Fri, Aug 1 7 p.m. No. 5 Ohio State vs. Michigan
Sat, Aug 2 6 p.m. No. 4 Chick-fil-A Bowl:  Texas A&M vs. Duke
  9 p.m. No. 3 Auburn vs. Georgia
Sun, Aug 3 6 p.m. No. 2 BCS Championship: Florida State vs. Auburn
9 p.m. No. 1 Auburn vs. Alabama

Games No. 16, No. 13, No. 9, and No. 6 will not be televised due to rights restrictions

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As part of the College Sports PR team at ESPN, it has been an exciting adventure for me since I joined the worldwide leader in July 2010, working on college football, college basketball, college lacrosse and WNBA properties. I began my love of sports as the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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