ESPN ranked the Top 25 games of the 2012 college football season and ESPNU is televising select games from that list. OU's 51-48 overtime win over OSU was selected as No. 15 and will air at 5 p.m. Saturday.
An ESPN stats team, led by ESPN college football research analyst Brad Edwards, determined Nos. 25-6, and left the order of the top five games to be decided by fans through a SportsNation poll on ESPN.com.
The Top 5 games of 2012 were narrowed down to: Texas A&M vs. Alabama, Outback Bowl: South Carolina vs. Michigan, Alabama vs. LSU, Stanford vs. Oregon and SEC championship: Alabama vs. Georgia.
— Fan voting continues in the quarterfinals of the ESPN Ultimate Team of the past 25 years. Ninth-seeded OU is alive after beating Alabama in the first round and will face No. 1 Miami in the quarterfinals. The Hurricane, featuring Andre Johnson, Ed Reed and Ray Lewis, logged the most votes for any team in the first round. Other matchups are No. 5 Florida-No. 13 Nebraska, No. 3 Ohio State-No. 11 Florida State and No. 7 Texas-No. 15 Auburn. Fans can vote online at ESPN.com/NCAAUltimateTeam, on the mobile Web at ESPN.mobi/NCAAUltimateTeam and via social platforms by tweeting votes using the hashtag #UltimateTeam. The Ultimate Team winner will be announced Aug. 6.
— Fox Sports Southwest kicks off its Dallas Cowboys coverage Saturday with nightly training camp shows. “Cowboys Training Camp Today” will air at 10:30 p.m. or after Texas Rangers postgame shows. Cowboys radio voice Brad Sham and Cowboys Insider Mickey Spagnola will host the 15-minute updates.
— ESPN's “Sunday Night Baseball” returns at 7 p.m. Sunday with the New York Yankees at Boston (Dave O'Brien, Orel Hershiser, John Kruk and reporter Buster Olney). The Texas Rangers will be featured at 6 p.m. Monday on the network against the Yankees (O'Brien, Aaron Boone, Rick Sutcliffe and reporter Tim Kurkjian), and the game also will air on Fox Sports Southwest.
— Ratings for Fox's All-Star Game coverage were up slightly over last year. The network managed a 6.9 fast national, up 1 percent from last year. Oklahoma City ratings will be subpar due to a disruption in KOKH-25's coverage from technical problems.
— Two of the most recent additions to ESPN's NFL team, analyst Jeff Saturday, a six-time Pro Bowl center, and contributor Billy Devaney, a former St. Louis Rams general manager, made their debut on ESPN shows this week.