Where is ‘College GameDay’ this week? Location, schedule, guest picker for conference championship weekend

Every year, the SEC championship is one of the biggest games of the season. This one can make or break a team’s playoff hopes.

And it doesn’t get much better than Georgia vs. Alabama, as the rivals prepare to meet in Atlanta for the fourth time since 2012. The Tide won each of those games (2012, 2018, 2021) with two victories coming by a one-score margin.

The Dawgs got the last laugh, though. They had a rematch with Alabama in the 2022 national championship after losing the SEC title game 41-24. In Indianapolis, Kirby Smart’s squad defeated Nick Saban’s 33-18 for Georgia’s first national title since 1980. The Bulldogs then claimed last year’s SEC title with a defeat of LSU en route to a second consecutive national championship.

A win or loss in this year’s SEC showdown does not necessarily determine a team’s destiny in the College Football Playoff. A Georgia win will keep it undefeated, guaranteeing a top-two seed, but an Alabama win changes everything. The Tide have an uphill battle to the CFP and will need a lot of luck, but it begins by bringing down the Dawgs in Atlanta. Even if they avenge their 2022 championship loss and bring down Georgia in the first matchup since, it does not guarantee that the Dawgs are out of the CFP race.

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Here’s everything you need to know for “College GameDay” on conference championship weekend, including the location, guest picker and schedule.

Where is ‘College GameDay’ this week?

  • Location: Atlanta
  • Time: 9 a.m. ET
  • Matchup: No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 8 Alabama

This week, the Bulldogs will make their second “College GameDay” appearance of the season while the Tide will make their third. While they lost their first “GameDay” game to Texas, they took care of LSU seven weeks later. Following that, Georgia handled Ole Miss to win the SEC East.

This is the second time in three seasons that “College GameDay” will visit the SEC title game for conference championship week. The show also visited Atlanta in 2012, 2018 and 2019. Georgia has never won an SEC title when “GameDay” has visited, playing in all four of those games but losing to Alabama (2012, 2018) and LSU (2019).

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‘College GameDay’ schedule on ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 2

  • Start time: 9 a.m. ET
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Streaming: ESPN App, Fubo

The “GameDay” crew will preview the SEC championship, plus all other title games, from the Georgia World Congress Center. Georgia-Alabama kicks off at 4 p.m. ET on CBS.

“College GameDay” will be broadcast on ESPN with streaming available on the ESPN App or Fubo, which offers a free trial.

Who did Lee Corso pick today?

Week Matchup Location Guest picker Corso’s headgear Outcome
1 No. 21 North Carolina vs. South Carolina Charlotte, N.C. Darius Rucker Tar Heels UNC 31, South Carolina 17
2 No. 3 Alabama vs. No. 11 Texas Tuscaloosa, Ala. Joe Namath Longhorns Texas 34, Alabama 24
3 Colorado State vs. No. 18 Colorado Boulder, Colo. Dwayne Johnson Buffaloes Colorado 43, Colorado State 25 (2OT)
4 No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 9 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. Vince Vaughn Buckeyes Ohio State 17, Notre Dame 14
5 No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 17 Duke Durham, N.C. Ken Jeong Irish Notre Dame 21, Duke 14
6 No. 3 Texas vs. No. 12 Oklahoma Dallas, Tex. Baker Mayfield Longhorns Oklahoma 34, Texas 30
7 No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 7 Washington Seattle, Wash. Joel McHale Huskies Washington 36, Oregon 33
8 No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 7 Penn State Columbus, Ohio C.J. Stroud Buckeyes Ohio State 20, Penn State 12
9 No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 13 Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Steve Smith Sr. N/A Oregon 35, Utah 6
10 No. 8 Alabama vs. No. 13 LSU Tuscaloosa, Ala. Nate Bargatze Crimson Tide Alabama 42, LSU 28
11 No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 10 Ole Miss Athens, Ga. Nolan Smith Bulldogs Georgia 52, Ole Miss 17
12 No. 18 James Madison vs. Appalachian State Harrisonburg, Va. PFT Commenter Dukes Appalachian State 26, JMU 23
13 No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Aidan Hutchinson Buckeyes Michigan 30, Ohio State 24
14 No. 1 Georgia vs. No. 8 Alabama Atlanta Theo Von TBD TBD

Who is the guest picker on ‘College GameDay’ this week?

The “College GameDay” guest picker will be Theo Von, a comedian and podcast host for “This Past Weekend.”


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