College GameDay 2012 Schedule: Previewing the Show's Top Destinations for Week 4

Alex Ballentine@Ballentine_AlexFeatured ColumnistSeptember 15, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 26:  ESPN College GameDay announcer Lee Corso dons an FSU headress as co-announcers (l to r) Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit comment during the NCAA football game between Notre Dame and Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 26, 2002 in Tallahassee, Florida.  The Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated the Florida State Seminoles 34-24.  (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)
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For those who make watching ESPN's College Gameday program a Saturday morning ritual, it's always interesting where Lee Corso and Co. will be heading next.

After back-to-back weeks in the state of Texas for Alabama vs. Michigan and Florida vs. Texas A&M, the Gameday crew will set up in Knoxville, Tenn. where they'll be previewing tonight's top-25 SEC showdown.

With a full slate of games to be played today, it's tough to predict where they will show up next week—many thought that Arkansas vs. Alabama would be the marquee matchup this week before the UL-Monroe Warhawks put an end to that notion.

Where will Gameday be next week? Let's take a look at the possible options.


Michigan at Notre Dame

Michigan was already featured in one week of Gameday, could they go to that well again already?

The Wolverines were embarrassed by Alabama in the opening week of the season and Air Force gave them a scare last week, but Denard Robinson is still one of the most fun players to watch in the country and they will still be players in the Big Ten this season.

Michigan plays Massachusetts this week so they should come into this game at 2-1 while Notre Dame will face their toughest test of the season when they take on Michigan State.

If Notre Dame is 3-0 when they host the Wolverines, there's no way this isn't a huge game and the Irish fans would create a great atmosphere for the show in South Bend. 


Kansas State at Oklahoma

College Gameday could get a little Big 12 flavor for the first time this season by choosing to travel to Norman for the Kansas State Oklahoma game.

Kansas State may be the most underrated team in the country but they made their presence felt last week with a 52-13 victory over Miami (the Hurricanes of Florida, not the Redhawks of Ohio).

Collin Klein is an absolute bulldozer at quarterback for the Wildcats—he has three rushing touchdowns already this season to add to the 27 that he rushed for last season.

Oklahoma has the week off so they will be 2-0 for this matchup and will certainly be tested when the Wildcats come to town. They are a drastic step up from Oklahoma's two opponents so far this season, UTEP and Florida A&M.

This game has huge Big 12 implications and would make a great choice for Gameday next week.


Clemson at Florida State

Should Gameday want the game that will play the most direct role in a potential BCS bowl berth, they needn't look any further than Clemson at Florida State.

The winner of this game should have the inside track on winning the Atlantic Division and taking on Virginia Tech in the ACC title game. Florida State has been forced to deal with some injuries but it still has one of the best defenses in the country.

Clemson has already proved it can step up in primetime earlier this season with a win over Auburn, but that win doesn't look quite as impressive after watching Auburn's "rebound" performance against Mississippi State.

With early Orange Bowl implications, this is one of the marquee matchups of Week 4 and would make a great option for Gameday.