The best college football preview show on television has become so synonymous with the sport that it almost doesn't seem right for the day's first game to kickoff until Lee Corso tosses a mascot head on his dome. From the MAC to D3 squads, the crew has traveled to campuses from coast to coast, but when will these 11 Power 5 programs receive a visit from ESPN College GameDay? If it somehow happens in 2019, here is the most likely week for each university.
The Golden Bears never received a visit from GameDay during the successful Jeff Tedford era and had fallen on hard times before returning to bowl season in 2018. If Cal and the Trojans are battling for the North and South Pac-12 title respectively, this would be ESPN's chance to visit Berkeley.
Arguably one of the biggest home games in school history, the Dukies get a crack at last year's playoff participant. The Blue Devils open against Alabama but has winnable contests until the Irish come to town.
Good luck figuring out the helter-skelter Cyclones.
In 2017 it knocked off No. 3 Oklahoma in Norman and No. 4 TCU at home. Last year it took down No. 6 West Virginia, but during that span, there are perplexing defeats to 1-10 Baylor and narrow escapes to the likes of Drake.
If the Jayhawks can somehow win at Boston College on Sept. 13 and then pull massive back-to-back upsets the following weeks at home to West Virginia and on the road at TCU, this could be their first chance to stare into the dreamy eyes of Kirk Herbstreit.
Iowa State: Watch us pull upsets and then fold against inferior competition.
Maryland: Hold my beer.
The Terps opened the last two seasons with impressive wins over top 25-ranked Texas. It also lost to teams like Rutgers, Temple, Indiana, and gave up a combined 128 points to Ohio State and Penn State two years ago.
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