All the games of the AP Poll teams will be broadcast in the United States on television or on the internet through one of the streaming apps of big networks such as ESPN, NBC, CBS, ABC, among others. Other games outside of the Top 25 will be broadcast on local TV Channels and radio stations.
Major conferences like the SEC and ACC offer exclusive broadcasts of each team's games throughout the 2021 NCAA Football season. The largest conferences are known as the Power Five, almost all of the games in those conferences are broadcast through the ESPN network.
The NCAA makes a big amount of money each year with television rights (broadcasting and streaming), in addition that the networks already signed contracts of up to 10 years with the NCAA for the exclusive brodcasting rights.
How to watch on TV and stream online the 2021 NCAA College Football Season in U.S
The tables below lists all the Big Networks, TV Channels, Local and Regional cable companies that offer games during the NCAA College Football Season in the United States. Each channel or network offers a variety of options to watch the games from apps to direct online streaming on websites.
Conferences / Team (FBS)
|ABC||ACC, American, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, championship games||Yes via Apps and website|
|CBS||SEC, Mountain West, SEC Championship Game, Army-Navy and Sun Bowl||Yes via Apps and website|
|Fox||Big 12, Big Ten, Mountain West, Pac-12, championship games (Big Ten, Mountain West, and Pac-12 in even-numbered years) and Redbox Bowl||Yes via Apps and website|
|NBC||Notre Dame||Yes via Apps and website|
|Stadium||C-USA, MAC, Mountain West and UMass||Yes via Apps and website|
|ESPN networks||ACC, American, Big 12, Big Ten, BYU, C-USA, Liberty, MAC, Pac-12, SEC, Sun Belt, championship games (MAC and Sun Belt) and most bowl games including the entirety of the College Football Playoff||Yes via Apps and website|
Smaller Networks, Cable Providers and Specific Online Streams.
Network / Channel
Conferences / Team (FBS)
|AT&T SportsNet||Big 12 and Mountain West||Yes via Apps and website|
|Bally Sports and Stadium College Sports||ACC (classified as ACC Regional Network) and Big 12||Yes via Apps and website|
|Big Ten Network||Big Ten||Yes via Apps and website|
|BYUtv||BYU||Yes via Apps and website|
|CBS Sports Network||Army, C-USA, MAC, Mountain West, Navy, UConn, Commander-in-Chief's Trophy games (Air Force-Army and Air Force-Navy)||Yes via Apps and website|
|Facebook Watch||C-USA||Yes via Apps and website|
|FloSports||New Mexico State and UMass||Yes via Apps and website|
|Fox Sports 1||Big 12, Big Ten, Mountain West, Pac-12 and Holiday Bowl||Yes via Apps and website|
|Longhorn Network||Texas and select games from North Texas and UTSA||Yes via Apps and website|
|NESN||UMass||Yes via Apps and website|
|Pac-12 Network||Pac-12||Yes via Apps and website|
|SEC Network||SEC||Yes via Apps and website|
|Spectrum Sports||Big 12 and Mountain West||Yes via Apps and website|
FCS and Division II games are broadcast via big and smaller networks but with smaller coverage
Network / Channel
Conferences / Team (FCS)
|ABC||Celebration Bowl (FCS) and FCS Championship Game||Yes, limited.|
|Aspire||Select games from the SWAC (FCS) and CIAA (D-II, including league championship)||Yes, limited.|
|AT&T SportsNet||Big Sky (FCS)||Yes, limited.|
|CBS Sports Network||D-II Game of the Week||Yes, limited.|
|Cox Sports Television||Southland (FCS)||Yes, limited.|
|Eleven Sports||Big Sky (FCS) and Southland (FCS)||Yes, limited.|
|ESPN networks ESPN ESPN2 ESPNU ESPNews ESPN3 ESPN+||Big South (FCS), Ivy League (FCS, ESPN+ exclusive), MEAC (FCS), MVFC (FCS), NEC (FCS), OVC (FCS), SWAC (FCS), SoCon (FCS), Southland (FCS), Turkey Day Classic (FCS/D-II), SWAC Championship Game, FCS Tournament, Gulf South (D-II), D-II Championship Game, Secretaries Cup (D-III), D-III Championship Game, KCAC (NAIA), NAIA Championship.||Yes, limited.|
|FloSports.tv||CAA (FCS) and SIAC (D-II)||Yes, limited.|
|Fox Sports Networks||Northern Arizona (FCS)||Yes, limited.|
|Image Video||Mount Union (D-III)||Yes, limited.|
|Pluto TV||Big Sky (FCS)||Yes, limited.|
|SPORTSfever Television Network||Morgan State (FCS), PSAC (D-II), Penn–Mansfield sprint game||Yes, limited.|
|Stadium||Patriot League (FCS)||Yes, limited.|
How o watch on TV and stream online the 2021 NCAA College Football Season in Canada, the UK and abroad
For College Football fans who live in Canada and other countries in the Americas and Europe, the aforementioned networks offer some games during the season. But sadly most of the NCAA Football season is not broadcast outside of the United States.
NCAA Football season broadcast in Canada:
NCAA Football season broadcast in UK:
BT Spors, ESPNPlayer.com, Sky Sports