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How to live stream 2024-25 college football games with a VPN

No matter your allegiance, we know you want to watch your team in blazing-fast HD, free of buffering or throttling from your ISP, school, or office network. To stream college football securely with ExpressVPN, just follow these easy steps:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, American sports fans can connect to a U.S. server to securely watch the coverage carried by U.S. streaming services, such as Sling TV, Hulu, Fubo, YouTube TV, ESPN+, or DirecTV Stream.
  3. Touchdown!

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Best ways to watch college football without cable for all NCAA conferences

An ExpressVPN subscription allows you to safely and securely stream every college football game even if you don’t have cable. Use our complete guide below to figure out which streaming service is best for you this season! 

Note: The channels listed below are all available in the streaming services basic/cheapest package. Some services may offer extra channels in pricier tiers.

Stream college football games on services with free trials

United States

YouTube TV

Price: 73 USD/month and up

Channels: ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNews, Fox, FS1, FS2, NBC, NFL Network, SEC Network, TruTV, and The CW

YouTube TV offers a variety of channels that carry college football games and the subscription costs 73 USD/month. You may need to submit a U.S. zip code (e.g., 10022, 48104, etc.), but it accepts a wide array of payment options. If you don’t feel like committing to YouTube TV, use the free trial.

Note: You may need a valid U.S. credit/debit card or PayPal to subscribe to YouTube TV. You can still subscribe to YouTube TV via Google Play, even if you don’t have a U.S. credit/debit card.

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Fubo

Price: 80 USD/month

Channels: ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox, FS1, FS2, NBC, NFL Network, SEC Network, and The CW

How about another way to catch NCAA college football games? Use the 7-day free trial on Fubo to watch your favorite schools live, including nationally televised games on ABC, NBC, and ESPN.

Note: You will need a U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe. The billing address used may determine which local channels are available, and you may be unable to change your location.

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, be sure to use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Paramount+

Price: 6 USD/month and up

Channels: CBS

Paramount Plus streams college football games airing on CBS and CBS Sports Network, including nationally-televised Big 10 showdowns. If you don’t feel like committing to Paramount+ or only want to watch a specific game, there’s a 7-day free trial.

DirecTV Stream

Price: 85 USD/month and up

Channels: ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox, FS1, NBC, TruTV, and The CW

DirecTV Stream is on the pricier side but if you prefer a cord-cutting service over an additional streaming app, it’s a great option. The service offers a 5-day free trial.

Streaming options for select college football games

Several streaming services offer exclusive college football coverage throughout the 2024-25 season, though some don’t offer free trials. Learn more about those options below.

ESPN+

Price: 11 USD/month

ESPN+ will carry college football at all levels, from the SEC and Big 12 to Division II and Division III. However, it is important to note there are two types of college football games that air on ESPN+.

ESPN+ simulcasts: These games will air on other ESPN platforms, including ESPN, ESPN 2, and ABC, and can be streamed via simulcast on ESPN+. Bowl games and the College Football Playoff fall into this category, as do games airing on conference-specific networks such as the ACC Network and SEC Network. Note that proof of subscription to another service, such as YouTube TV or Fubo, may be required to stream these games.

ESPN+ exclusives: These games, as implied, will air exclusively on ESPN+. For example, Florida Atlantic will host Florida International on Saturday, September 14, and ESPN+ is the only way you can watch this game on TV. You won’t need proof of subscription to another service to watch ESPN+ exclusives.

Reminder: ESPN+ does not offer a free trial.

Peacock

Price: 6 USD/month

Peacock will stream every college football game airing on NBC throughout the 2024-25 season. Additionally, Peacock will offer exclusive broadcasts of select college football games. Peacock costs 6 USD/month. 

Other ways to watch college football games

Hulu + Live TV

Price: 77 USD/month and up

Channels: ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNews, ESPN U, Fox, FS1, FS2, NBC, NFL Network, TruTV, and The CW

Hulu+Live TV is another way to catch live college football games, although it doesn’t come with a free trial. Games shown are subject to regional availability and blackout restrictions. You may need to supply a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10012, 48104) and credit card.

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, be sure to use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Sling TV

Price: Varies

Channels: ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ESPNews, ESPN U, Fox, FS1, FS2, NBC, NFL Network, TruTV, and the SEC Network

Sling TV provides access to most channels airing college football games except for CBS and CBS Sports Network. ABC is also available in select markets. Please note that Sling no longer offers a free trial.

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Max

Price: Varies

College football fans can live stream select Mountain West games on Max. Previously called HBO Max before a 2023 merger with Discovery Plus, Max brings together 10,000 hours of content from companies under WarnerMedia, including Warner Bros., CNN, Adult Swim, TBS, Cartoon Network, HBO, and TNT.

Can I use a VPN to watch college football games from another country?

Some users might watch college football games by connecting to a VPN server in a country other than their own, but doing so may violate copyright or the streaming service’s terms of use. ExpressVPN is a privacy and security tool, and using it to circumvent copyright is against our Terms of Service. We cannot see or control what you do while connected to our VPN, so you are responsible for ensuring that your use complies with all relevant terms and laws.

Best VPN for watching college football games in 2024

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for college football fans who want to safely stream games in 2024. With next-gen 10-Gbps servers in locations around the world, you can enjoy the full privacy protections of a VPN without ever missing a second of the action. ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS, not to mention a range of ways to stream on your big-screen TV. If you need help along the way, ExpressVPN offers 24/7 live chat support and a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee!

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2024-25 College Football National Championship odds

Will Michigan win another national championship? Here are the latest odds according to the FanDuel Sportsbook.

TeamOdds
Georgia+300
Ohio State+420
Oregon+800
Texas+850
Alabama+1500
Ole Miss+1500
LSU+1700
Penn State+2000
Notre Dame+2200
Michigan+2500
Florida State+2800

College football conference channels

Which channels and streaming services will air your favorite conference’s games during the 2024-25 season? Find out with our complete guide.

ConferenceChannels
American Athletic Conference (AAC)ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U, ESPN+
Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)ABC, ACC Network, ACC Network Extra, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U, ESPN+, The CW
Big 12ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U, ESPN+, Fox, FS1
Big TenBig Ten Network, CBS, Fox, FS1, NBC, Peacock
Conference USACBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U, ESPN+
FBS independentsCBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN+, NBC, Peacock
Mid-American Conference (MAC)CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U, ESPN+
Mountain West Conference (MW)CBS, CBS Sports Network, Fox, FS1, TruTV, Max
Pac-12 ConferenceFox, The CW
Southeastern Conference (SEC)ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U, ESPN+, SEC Network, SEC+
Sun Belt ConferenceABC, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U, ESPN+

How to live stream college football games on all your streaming devices

Sports fans can live stream every college football game on a plethora of devices from smartphones and tablets to gaming consoles and smart TVs.

Top 25 college football rankings

The Associated Press Top 25 releases each Sunday during the college football season. Here is the latest AP Top 25.

Ranking
No. 1 Michigan (15-0) [61 first-place votes]
No. 2 Washington (14-1)
No. 3 Texas (12-2)
No. 4 Georgia (13-1)
No. 5 Alabama (12-2)
No. 6 Oregon (12-2) [Florida State and Oregon each had 1,175 points in final AP poll]
No. 6 Florida State (13-1) [Florida State and Oregon each had 1,175 points in final AP poll]
No. 8 Missouri (11-2)
No. 9 Ole Miss (11-2)
No. 10 Ohio State (11-2)
No. 11 Arizona (10-3)
No. 12 LSU (10-3)
No. 13 Penn State (10-3)
No. 14 Notre Dame (10-3)
No. 15 Oklahoma (10-3)
No. 16 Oklahoma State (10-4)
No. 17 Tennessee (9-4)
No. 18 Kansas State (9-4)
No. 19 Louisville (10-4)
No. 20 Clemson (9-4)
No. 21 NC State (9-4) 
No. 22. SMU (11-3)
No. 23 Kansas (9-4)
No. 24 Iowa (10-4)
No. 25 Liberty (13-1)

The following teams also received votes: Oregon State (96), West Virginia (90), Tulane (76), James Madison (52), Southern California (35), Memphis (32), Utah (14,), Troy (10), Air Force (8), Toledo (7), Duke (6), Kentucky (4), UCLA (4), Miami-Ohio (4), UTSA (3), Wyoming (2), Northwestern (2), Ohio (1).

2024 College Football Playoff rankings

Beginning in November, the College Football Playoff releases its own Top 25 each Tuesday. Unlike the other polls, a committee meets and ranks the best teams through December. Although the CFP Rankings typically feature the same teams as the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll, the order below determines which teams will compete in the 12-team playoff.

Check back next season for the CFP rankings!

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