Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
I feel more than confident that ND will pass Oregon if they go undefeated. I also feel strongly that ND will play in the title game if they win out, even. It's a big if though, as they have to take care of business the rest of the way.
That's just not practical.
Again, the next three games: Pitt, BC and Wake. Meanwhile, Oregon will be facing USC, Stanford and Cal.
If you were to rank those six teams in the BCS right now, here's how they rank:
6. Boston College (108)
5. Pittsburgh (90)
4. Wake Forest (65)
3. California (64)
2. Stanford (17)
1. USC (9)
And for good measure, Kansas State is facing Oklahoma State (32), TCU (28) and Baylor (52). So if you ranked the nine opponents of those three teams, Notre Dame is literally facing the three worst in the BCS.
I don't think you realize how absolutely brutal that will be against Notre Dame's computer rankings the next three weeks.
Notre Dame isn't passing Oregon or especially Kansas State unless those teams lose. It's just not practical given the upcoming schedule.