Live stream NCAA college football online without cable

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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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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.


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.


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.


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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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.

Ohio State+420
Ole Miss+1500
Penn State+2000
Notre Dame+2200
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.

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.

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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  1. All I want is to be able to watch the college bowl games broadcast New Year’s Eve and New Years Day. I live in Mexico and am connected to ExpressVPN through Dallas with a US ISP. I don’t have TV. Only my laptop. What can I do to see my games? Thanks

  2. All i have is a desk top computer windows 10,, NO TV or SUBSCRIPTION.. I was told i could watch the COLLEGE BTN FOOTBALL games on my computer,, Do i need any other hookups> I already paid $$$$ to another site than found out i could only watch REPLAYS,, So if i join can i watch the college games live in the big 10 ? Thanks

    1. Hi Joey,

      For live college football streams, YouTube TV should be your best bet. YouTube TV has the core ESPN channels as well as the Big Ten Network. Between these two networks, you should be able to watch all B10 football games.

      How are you feeling about the upcoming Big Ten season? Is this the season Michigan finally returns to the big time? We have a few Michigan fans here in the office who are hoping so!

  3. I am an american living in Germany. I have an ExpressVPN account. I signed up for Youtube TV and it worked for one day. I guess Youtube figured out I was logging in with a VPN because I got a pop-up box telling me there was a VPN proxy and I needed to turn it off. I’m really disappointed because I thought I had finally found a solution to the German cable service (Kabel Deutschland/Vodafone) where they advertise a sports package only to remove the entire sport (ex. NFL) when the price is not cheap enough to carry out the entire season. That just happened this year with NCAA football. We got two or three games each weekend up until the Bowl season and playoffs. I missed both games (Alabama vs Oklahoma and Clemson vs Notre Dame). Needless to say the final will not be broadcast. Does anyone out there know if there is a way to get Youtube TV in a reliable fashion? Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.

    1. Hi Johnny,

      For the best experience, you should enter a Zip code that matches the VPN location you’re connected to.

      For example, if you’re connected to New York, try googling „New York zip code” and enter what you see. (e.g. 10001, 10005, etc.)

  4. Hi,
    I am ex Military living in Germany and would love to watch some SEC Football here online. Is there going to be a problem with the Germany NTSC signal and the USA PAL system with streaming here in Germany??

    Roll Tide!

    1. Hi Don,

      You should have no problem using ExpressVPN to watch streams in NTSC or PAL since the VPN does not discriminate between the video standards you use. Rather, ExpressVPN helps you encrypt your traffic and avoid ISP throttling. If you run into any issues, please contact Support at for assistance.

      p.s. Congrats on that Tennessee win. Brutal!

  5. Hi
    I live in Australia, have FOXTEL but get very few College Games or ESPNU. I have not heard of SLING; will it allow me to watch the games that are not televised on FOXTEL and will I get access to ESPNU?

    Many thanks

    1. Hi Ross,

      Sling provides a comprehensive package of channels, including ESPN. Sling TV customers get ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 with the Sling Orange service. If you get the Sports Extra, you’ll get SEC Network, ESPNU, ESPNEWS and ESPN Buzzer Beater.

      You’ll need a U.S. IP address to access Sling (including its free trial). For that, you can use a VPN. If you run into issues setting up, feel free to contact Support at

      1. Hi Patti,

        ExpressVPN can help you watch national championship game streams no matter where you are.

        Just fire up the ExpressVPN app then head to ESPN, YouTube TV, or Sling (you may need a subscription for these services but many offer free trials) and you’ll be able to watch in HD, with no throttling or blackouts!

        If you run into a problem, please contact Support at

  6. A person living in the UK. Can NOT log-in using his dad’s AT&T universe account but can’t watch anything. Could this be due to his IP address being in the UK? And if so, the VPN would be able to bypass that problem?

    My comment: I though you were hidden and therefore no one would know where your at. Does any website know my current IP address?

  7. Hello,

    I am from the US but am currently living in the UK. I have the log-in info for my dad’s AT&T uverse account but can’t successfully watch anything. Could this be due to my IP address being in the UK? And if so, the VPN would be able to bypass that problem?

  8. Hi there,
    My husband is a HUGE NCAA college football fan, as he went to high school in the states. For 5 years we have tried countless ways to try and stream Oregon Ducks games live, with no success, and unfortunately a few computer viruses that resulted from sketchy sites. We live in Edmonton, Alberta – Canada. I have researched and found that Sling TV offers the Pac-12 Network with their package, and you don not require to have a cable subscription to their provider which is Dish – but it’s only available to US residents. My question: If we get the VPN service, will this allow us to subscribe to Sling TV and finally get to watch the games?!

  9. I am traveling in France and want to watch the OU/OSU game tomorrow (11:30 CST) that is being aired on FOX. Can i do this on your system? If I use your product, can I buy it for just the game I want or do I need to buy and month and then just cancel after I use the service?

    1. Hi Darrell,

      You can try ExpressVPN for 30 days free. So do give the app a try, bowl season is coming and there’s going to be a ton of football to watch!

    1. Hi Mike,

      Yep! No matter where you are, simply connect to one of ExpressVPN’s U.S. server locations and you’re set to enjoy college football games on your streaming subscription!

    1. Hi Sandy,

      A VPN is needed because Sling subscriptions only work for U.S. IP addresses. By using a VPN, you’ll be able to stream on Sling and access any other online media site you want!

  10. Can I watch Clemson University football games on ESPN via your service. I have Time Warner internet, but no cable service.
    Also, can I download torrents and seed torrents?

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