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Predicting The Rest Of College GameDay's Locations For The 2018 Season

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At long last, we know where College GameDay is heading for Week 1. ESPN's beloved show will be in South Bend for the huge opening game between Notre Dame and Michigan.

It is an inspired choice for the show on a number of levels. The opening week of college football is often limited to big neutral site games. This is an awesome on-campus rivalry match-up.

Because it is a Notre Dame home game, it is also being broadcast on NBC. It wouldn't have been a huge shock to see ESPN go with one of the games it will air on its networks.

Instead, we get what should be a fantastic atmosphere from South Bend.

But what about the rest of the year? Where else will College GameDay go?

Here are my predictions for the rest of the 2018 season's College GameDay locations.

First up, we will hopefully double-dip once again for Week 1.

Week 1: Florida State vs. Virginia Tech (Sept. 3)

An interior view of Florida State's Doak Campbell Stadium.

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Last season, we got double College GameDay for Week 1, with episodes ahead of the Saturday slate, and the Monday night game. Assuming we get the same again, GameDay will be on hand for Willie Taggart's first game at Florida State against Virginia Tech.

Week 2: Texas A&M vs. Clemson (Sept. 8)

Fans at Texas A&M for a game vs. Arkansas.

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The Aggies and Tigers have only faced off four times in history, with the last games coming in a 2004-05 home-and-home. It will be really cool to see the 2016 National Champions heading to Kyle Field, to face a coach that they are very familiar with: new A&M head man Jimbo Fisher.

Week 3: TCU vs. Ohio State (Sept. 15, Arlington, TX)

Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

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After a home-and-home with Oklahoma over the last two years, Ohio State gets another prominent Big 12 opponent early in the season. This year, it is Gary Patterson's TCU Horned Frogs at Jerry World. The two sides haven't played since 1973. Of course, as with everything to do with Ohio State right now, a lot of this comes down to whether Urban Meyer is head coach, and if not, what the team looks like without him.

Week 4: Oregon vs. Stanford (Sept. 22)

Oregon hosts Washington at Autzen Stadium.

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After two Group of Five teams and an FCS opponent to start the year, Oregon gets its first big test of the Mario Cristobal era in Week 4. This could also prove to be one of the most important match-ups of the Pac-12 season.

Week 5: Penn State vs. Ohio State (Sept. 29)

Penn State players run out onto the field.

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Penn State vs. Ohio State has probably be the most important game in the Big Ten over the last two years. That could certainly prove to be the case once again, with both of these programs eyeing the College Football Playoff. The Urban Meyer situation once again looms large here, but this should be one of the premier games of the Big Ten season.

Week 6: Oklahoma vs. Texas (Oct. 6, Dallas, TX)

The Texas Longhorns cheerleaders holding Texas flags.

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Oklahoma and Texas face off at the Texas State Fair every year. This season, the Sooners are coming off of a College Football Playoff appearance, and both teams' exciting young coaches are heading into year two. There's a lot of juice for this one as a potential 2018 College GameDay site.

Week 7: LSU vs. Georgia (Oct. 13)

Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium.

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LSU has a tough early slate, but if it enters this one undefeated or with one loss, this could be a signature moment of Ed Orgeron's Tigers program.

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Week 8: Michigan State vs. Michigan (Oct. 20)

Michigan State Spartans carry off the Paul Bunyan Trophy as they celebrate their 29-6 win over the Michigan Wolverines.

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There's a chance that ESPN avoids doing an event at Michigan State. Taking away those concerns, this is a solid rivalry that has had some incredibly memorable games in recent years. Jim Harbaugh has caught flack for struggling against Michigan's main two rivals; a win here could do a lot for the Wolverines.

Week 9: Florida State vs. Clemson (Oct. 27)

Florida State fans cheering during a football game.

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These two teams have carried the banner for the ACC for years now. Willie Taggart draws Clemson at home in his first year, with the chance to land a huge signature home win. If FSU gets off to a hot start, the atmosphere in Tallahassee will be fantastic.

Week 10: Michigan vs. Penn State (Nov. 3)

Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh leads the team onto the field.

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We've featured Michigan on the road twice. Now, we have GameDay heading to The Big House for Week 10. Michigan hosts Penn State in a massive Big Ten East match-up.

Week 11: Georgia vs. Auburn (Nov. 10)

Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs watch play against the Mississippi Rebels.

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Last year, Auburn handed Georgia its only regular season loss in this rivalry match-up. The Bulldogs got revenge in the SEC Championship. Once again, College Football Playoff hopes could hinge on this great cross-division battle.

Week 12: UCLA vs. USC (Nov. 17)

General view of the opening play between the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl.

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With the SEC taking the week off, and a lack of great games elsewhere, it's a good excuse for GameDayto head back out West. Here, we get Chip Kelly's first Victory Bell battle with USC. There's never a bad reason to go to the Rose Bowl.

Week 13: Alabama vs. Auburn (Nov. 24)

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide leads his team on the field.

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The debate for Week 13 is always Ohio State vs. Michigan or the Iron Bowl. It's hard to go wrong between those two, but Alabama and Auburn probably projects as the more competitive match-up, at least at this point in the year. Last season, Auburn got the win, but Alabama captured the ultimate prize in the College Football Playoff. The game returns to Tuscaloosa in 2018.

Week 14: SEC Championship (Dec. 1, Atlanta, GA)

Roquan Smith tackling an Alabama player

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This usually comes down to the SEC or the Big Ten. If the favored match-up of Alabama vs. Georgia comes to fruition, the SEC will be the choice. It'd be nearly impossible for ESPN to pick against a national title rematch for the second-to-last 2018 College GameDay regular season episode.

Week 15: Army-Navy Game (Dec. 8, Philadelphia, PA)

The Navy Midshipmen run out on the field before the game against the Army Black Knights in the annual Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia.

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The Army-Navy Game has stood alone on the schedule for a few years now, and for good reason. After years of Navy dominance, Army has pulled close upsets for two straight years. The last four Army-Navy Games have been one-score affairs. This is always a good watch, and with GameDay on hand, it adds to the already vaunted atmosphere even more.