Live stream NCAA college football online without cable

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Watch every college football bowl game using a VPN and stream your favorite teams in blazing-fast HD!

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How to watch 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.
  3. Head to your preferred streaming platform, such as Sling TV, Hulu, Fubo, YouTube TV, ESPN+, or DirecTV Stream.
  4. Tune in to the action!

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

Some users 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

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for safely and securely live streaming college football games. 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 WindowsMacAndroid, 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!

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 

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, and The CW

Country: U.S.

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: 75 USD/month

Channels: ABC, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox, FS1, FS2, NBC, NFL Network, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network, and The CW

Country: U.S.

How about another way to catch NCAA college football games? Use the seven-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 ChromeFirefox, or Edge.


Price: 6 USD/month

Channels: CBS

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

DirecTV Stream

Price: 65 USD/month and up

Channels: ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox, FS1, NBC, 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. DirecTV’s lowest package starts at 65 USD/month (before jumping to its normal price of 75 USD/month after three months), and the service offers a five-day free trial.

Streaming options for select college football games

Several streaming services offer exclusive college football coverage throughout the 2023-24 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, Appalachian State will host Gardner-Webb on Saturday, September 3, 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 2023-24 season. Additionally, Peacock will offer exclusive broadcasts of 10 college football games, including the October 14 showdown between Notre Dame and Southern California. Peacock costs 6 USD/month. 

Other ways to watch college football games

Hulu + Live TV

Price: 70 USD/month and up

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

Country: U.S.

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 ChromeFirefox, 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, Pac-12 Network, and the SEC Network

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

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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+750
Ole Miss+1600
Florida State+1800
Penn State+2500
Notre Dame+2500
Texas A&M+3300

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, Longhorn Network (Texas only)
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
Pac-12 ConferenceABC, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U, ESPN+, Fox, FS1, Pac-12 Network
Southeastern Conference (SEC)CBS, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U, ESPN+, SEC Network, SEC+
Sun Belt ConferenceABC, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U, ESPN+

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 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!

  2. 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 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!

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  3. 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?

  4. 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?

  5. 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?!

  6. 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 there,

      That depends on who has the broadcast rights to Clemson’s games but Sling does cover ESPN. So far, only the Florida State game has been announced but you can view the full schedule here: We’re hoping for a Tigers win (and playoff spot) too!

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