Updated: September 16, 2009
The Elusive and Inconsistent ABC/ESPN Coverage Map seems to live here for now:
Without updating in Week 2 (the page automagically updated today from Week 1 to Week 3), here's hoping things stay more up to date from here on out.
The TV Schedule lives here:http://espn.go.com/college-football/schedule?addata=2009_cfbat_xxx_xxx_xxx_xxx
Damn this page has been elusive.
Amid their raging torrent of web traffic, the world wide leader probably doesn't notice that the above linked-to page has some serious SEO issues. For college football fans it holds some of the most precious and relevant information for planning your Saturdays throughout the fall, yet it is buried obscurely within the architecture of ESPN.com.
Furthermore, it is very hard to find using routine Google searches such as: 'abc college football map,' which currently yields archived copies from November 26, 2008 and some weird ass page from 2002 as the top two results.
Methinks this preventable situation is largely due to the the terrible URL structure of the genuine site, versus the two currently showing in its place in the rankings.
So this is my little experiment to see if I can index and drive some traffic on that frequently sought information. As well, there's dim hope this might work its way up to the ESPN.com brass who should generally make this information more readily available by better SEO and more prominent guidance on the website.
In the meantime, I'm pointing users to the correct clearing house for this information.