Originally Posted by Brutus
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.
I'm not one to make emphatic predictions typically, but I firmly believe Notre Dame will pass Oregon if they win out. It may even happen in a matter of hours. Obviously it's moot if Oregon loses, which is possible. I also believe Notre Dame will pass Kansas State if Notre Dame will win out as well.