But it would be in the PAC 12's best interest to have an upper tier PAC 12/Big 10 matchup on ESPN/ABC or an upper tier PAC 12/SEC matchup on ESPN or CBS. They are going to go for the biggest audience possible if there is a premiere non-conference game.
Games between the lower tier teams could end up on the PAC 12 network, just like the Vandy at Northwestern game is on the Big 10 network.
Could be but the PAC 12 is taking one week out of each three to pick the best game of the week for itself. They are not following the Big Ten pattern which is to use BTN to supplement rather than replace. Of course, the Big Ten has a better deal with espn/abc but a lot of that has to do with time zones.
But it would NOT be on CBS if it were sec. Home teams.