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ESPNU counts down top 2014 college football games

The Detroit News
Michigan State's 42-41 win over Baylor in the Cotton Bowl is part of the ESPNU countdown.

To get fans ready for the college football season, ESPNU will televise many of the top games from 2014, beginning Monday night.

The scheduled countdown begins with the No. 25-ranked game, Ohio State at Penn State, and runs through the No. 6-ranked game, Alabama at Ole Miss, on Friday, July 31.

The rankings of those games were determined by ESPN Stats and Info.

The top five games in the countdown will be determined by fan voting in a SportsNation poll that concludes on Saturday. You can go here to vote.

Here are the games in the top five:

* TCU at Baylor

* Notre Dame at Florida State

* Auburn vs. Ole Miss

* Cotton Bowl: Michigan State vs. Baylor

* College Football Playoff: Ohio State vs. Alabama

ESPNU SCHEDULE

Monday, July 20 -- 5 p.m., No. 25 game, Ohio State at Penn State

Monday, July 20 -- 11 p.m., No. 24 game, Arkansas vs. Texas A&M

Tuesday, July 21 -- 7 p.m., No. 23 game, Miami Beach Bowl: BYU vs. Memphis

Tuesday, July 21 -- 10 p.m., No. 22 game, Armed Forces Bowl: Houston vs. Pittsburgh

Wednesday, July 22 -- 7 p.m., No. 21 game, TCU at West Virginia

Wednesday, July 22 -- 10 p.m., No. 20 game, Outback Bowl: Auburn vs. Wisconsin

Thursday, July 23 -- 10 p.m., No. 19 game, College Football Playoff, Oregon vs. Ohio State

Friday, July 24 -- 7 p.m., No. 18 game, UCF vs. East Carolina

Monday, July 27 -- 7 p.m., No. 16 game, ACC Championship: Florida State vs. Georgia Tech

Monday, July 27 -- 10 p.m. No. 15 game, Alabama at LSU

Tuesday, July 28 -- 7 p.m., No. 14 game, Clemson at Florida State

Tuesday, July 28 -- 10 p.m., No. 13 game, Bahamas Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky

Wednesday, July 29 -- 7 p.m., No. 12 game, Auburn vs. Alabama

Wednesday, July 29 -- 10 p.m., No. 10 game, Arizona at Oregon

Thursday, July 30 -- 7 p.m., No. 9 game, Texas A&M at Auburn

Thursday, July 30 -- 10 p.m., No. 8 game, Georgia Tech at Georgia

Friday, July 31 -- 7 p.m., No. 6 game, Alabama at Ole Miss

Friday, July 31 -- 10 p.m., No. 5 game, TBD

Saturday, Aug. 1 -- 7 p.m., No. 4 game, TBD

Saturday, Aug. 1 -- 10 p.m., No. 3 game, TBD

Sunday, Aug. 2 -- 7 p.m., No. 2 game, TBD

Sunday, Aug. 2 -- 10 p.m., No. 1 game, TBD

NOTE: Due to rights restrictions, games No. 17 (Western Kentucky at Marshall), No. 11 (Arizona State at USC) and No. 7 (Cal at Arizona) will not be shown.