If they win out they might make the Play Off but that means at least two of the conference champions must be 'two loss,' teams. It looks like Bama will run the table in the SEC. The only team that has the offense to beat them in the west seems to be AnM. Even if UF has two losses and beats Bama in the SECCCG ND won't take that spot.
NW or Michigan might cause Mich State or OSU a loss but I doubt ND could displace either of them if they are one loss B1G champs. Either of the four could make and win the B1GCCG. It's definately a maybe.
It's Baylor, TCU and OU in the Big 12. I don't think the committee will leave out a one loss Big 12 for ND. It's a round robin race there so I doubt the champ will have two losses.
PAC seems to be the only conference with parity to produce a two loss champ. I'm guessing the USC/ND matchup may factor into that. Maybe?
The best case ACC scenario for ND is for FSU to pound us in the ground then fail in the ACCCCG miserably. That might leave the ACC out. Having ESPiN dismissing the ACC as a contender for nine months doesn't help. Azzholes!
What kills ND is it's SOS now that they've probably lost to the best team they'll face in the regular season.
Seems like there's too many 'ifs' for ND to make it this year. Maybe 'if,' ND is left out a few times when they have only one loss the ACC can get their attention.
From my point of view,you could definitly see the rain on tv.But I wish I had been there. I think Notre Dame was ready,but maybe a bit over confident. Brian Kelly knew where Clemson was,but did you see the expression on his face when he saw the team run down the hill,and heard the crowd noise. I don't think he expected that! Both teams had good recievers.Would have loved to seen a wide open attack by both teams in decent weather. And finally thanks for reminding us that these are just young kids( boys) playing a game,and giving it all they had.
Yea, that show... The one thing that does stand out watching it - they do have a good group of kids. They're all very well spoken, complimentary and seem to behave well. No Jameis or JungleboiSwag's running around on that team. I've watched every episode, just trying to learn the players in anticipation of our game. I can't help but to like them. Sure, they were the enemy - but as far as a team of football players, there are much worse out there.
And you're right about the last part. We watch these guys and it's easy to think they're adults out there, but they are still pretty much kids. It's weird - the faces of multi-million dollar D1 Football programs, somewhat celebritites and they're basically professional athletes.. But for the most part, they're still kids.