ESPN College GameDay passed on a huge Power Five game (Notre Dame vs. Syracuse at Yankee Stadium) for their first-ever trip to UCF. They'll pass on another Power Five game in Week 13, too, but will be doing so in favor of another huge Power Five game.
Through 12 weeks of the 2018 season, College GameDay has visited schools in six different conferences (along with Notre Dame and two neutral-site games). They won't add a new conference in the final week of the regular season but they will broadcast from one of the biggest games of the season.
There are only three College GameDay options for Week 13:
Oklahoma has already been featured twice this season, but this is a playoff elimination game in a city that rarely hosts GameDay (2011 and 2014).
Morgantown would be on fire, ESPN has several delectable storylines and it'd please fans who are sick of trips to Ohio State and Alabama.
ESPN passed on The Game at Michigan last year in favor of The Iron Bowl. It was an easy choice, but, still, they passed on Michigan-Ohio State.
Surprisingly, GameDay has broadcasted from The Game only once in the last decade. For what it's worth, both teams have already been featured twice this season.
Auburn isn't in the playoff picture and Alabama will be heavy favorites as they seek vengeance for losing last year's Iron Bowl.
Despite the Tigers' Week 13 irrelevance and a potential blowout, it's still the Iron Bowl and could earn a visit.