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Northwestern vs. Nebraska (Dublin, Ireland)
Runner-Up: Vanderbilt at. Hawaii
The Northwestern-Nebraska game from Ireland should be the easy pick for College GameDay in week 0.
Notre Dame at. Ohio State
Runner-Up: Oregon vs. Georgia (Atlanta)
Originally I had Oregon-Georgia in my first edition of this post a few months ago, but Heisman favorite (Ohio State QB) CJ Stroud, star receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba taking on new Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman and his squad will be a monumental game, and GameDay should be there.
Alabama at. Texas
Runner-Up: Iowa State at. Iowa
A future SEC match up has a little more flair as second year Texas coach Steve Sarkisian was Alabama’s offensive coordinator during their 2020 championship run. Alabama may dominate this game but the eyes on it come the second Saturday in September will be why Rece and the guys head to Austin.
Miami at. Texas A&M
Runner-Up: Penn State at. Auburn
In the first edition of this post, I did not see the Miami-A&M game on the schedule. But, if the Aggies and Hurricanes, led by first year coach Mario Cristobal, are 3-0 up to this point, GameDay will choose it over returning to the Auburn-Penn State game for a second consecutive year.
Wisconsin at. Ohio State
Runner-Up: Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (Arlington)
While the most important game in the SEC West up to October will be played in Arlington, GameDay heads to Columbus for a huge Big Ten showdown between the Badgers and Buckeyes. Wisconsin will have to figure out its offense before facing what could be the best offense in the country in Ohio State.
Oklahoma State at. Baylor
Runner-Up: Kentucky at. Ole Miss
The rematch of the 2021 Big 12 Championship will be a phenomenal game, and if it is anything like the game in December, it should be a dandy.
Alabama at. Texas A&M
Runner-Up: Ohio State at. Michigan State
In what many people think will be the game of the year, Alabama will look to avenge its lone loss in the regular season a year ago. If A&M can get their QB situation figured out, they will be a top ten team in the country at least and will be able to beat Alabama for a consecutive years.
USC at. Utah
Runner-Up: Wisconsin at. Michigan State
Pac-12 favorite Utah’s biggest test will be against USC and new head coach Lincoln Riley, who has one of the best QBs in the country in Caleb Williams, who joined Riley at USC after coming from Oklahoma with him. This is a perfect Pac-12 game for GameDay to go to.
Iowa at. Ohio State
Runner-Up: UCLA at. Oregon
Not a ton of huge games to go to this week but a huge Big Ten clash in Columbus between Ohio State and Iowa could be a potential Big Ten Championship match.
Michigan State at. Michigan
Runner-Up: Georgia vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
After the incredible game between the Spartans and Wolverines last season, why should Rece and the guys not go to Ann Arbor for what should be a phenomenal game.
Clemson at. Notre Dame
Runner-Up: Alabama at. LSU
If Clemson figures out its QB and potentially starts freshman Cade Klubnik and Notre Dame shows that they have more offensive and defensive line depth, this game could be between two top five teams, a game that the show cannot miss.
Alabama at. Ole Miss
Runner-Up: Wisconsin at. Iowa
With the familiarity between coaching staffs (Lane Kiffin, the Ole Miss head coach used to be Alabama’s offensive coordinator), it should be a fun game. And, as the top SEC game of the weekend, it should be the pick for GameDay.
Oklahoma State at. Oklahoma
Runner-Up: USC at. UCLA
“Bedlam” is an easy pick for the show the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Michigan at. Ohio State
Runner-Up: Auburn at. Alabama
“The Game” has been visited by College GameDay at least a few times the past few years and I expect it to be no different.
2022 SEC Championship (Atlanta)
Runner-Up: 2022 ACC Championship (Charlotte)
The SEC Championship is the pick here as the winner of this game usually appears in or wins the national championship.
Navy vs. Army (Philadelphia)
The only pick for this week, Army-Navy.