ESPN College GameDay is kicking off their 26th season of on-site broadcasting with a Week 1 visit to South Bend for Notre Dame's home game vs. Michigan. It's the show's first visit to South Bend since 2012 and only their third visit since 2000.
After the crew wraps up things at Notre Dame, where will they head for Week 2? Down south? Out west?
Here are the four predictions for potential Week 2 games for College GameDay.
College Station, Texas
Clemson's visit to Texas A&M was the favorite in March and remains the favorite entering the season.
Jimbo Fisher's first big game as Aggies' head coach is against three-time playoff participant Clemson. It's the first part of a home-and-home series that concludes at Clemson in 2019.
Who knows if A&M will make any noise in the SEC West this season or if they can keep this game within 30 points, though both are irrelevant for GameDay. The show has been to Texas A&M five times, all since 2000, including in 2016 for the Aggies' overtime win over Tennessee.
Better than a 90 percent chance ESPN picks College Station, which will be on fire for this game.
Stanford has 10 all-time GameDay appearances, including six since 2012, but the Cardinal hasn't hosted since they lost to Oregon in 2011. And GameDay didn't visit a Pac-12 school last season.
If Stanford and USC take care of business in Week 1 — though that's no given for Stanford, who plays a San Diego State team at home that beat them in San Diego last year — this will be a top-15 matchup that should play a big role in the Pac-12 and playoff races.
It'll be a better game than A&M-Clemson but ESPN doesn't care, nor should they.
Most fans will hate this. And because they'll hate this, ESPN might love it.
Chip Kelly taking UCLA into Oklahoma with hopes of pulling off a stunning upset that'd be a major blow to Oklahoma's hopes of earning a second straight playoff bid? That outcome won't happen but ESPN will promote it as a possibility.
What's already a long shot becomes impossible if Oklahoma loses to FAU in Week 1.
4. Georgia at South Carolina
South Carolina has hosted GameDay seven times, most recently for a 2014 loss to Missouri, and they've hosted Georgia for two of those GameDay appearances.
The Gamecocks need a barrage of Week 1 upsets and irresponsibly minimal interest in that Clemson-Texas A&M game to have a one-percent chance. And there are too many other big opportunities for both teams to host or make road appearances on GameDay.
This game is only listed because three possibilities felt pitiful.