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08:23 AM ET 10.29 | Who would have predicted an undefeated Notre Dame campaign? [It's] not a stretch to think that the Irish will enter the game against the Trojans unbeaten. And the way that 'SC has played this season and the way the Irish played against a pass-happy Sooners squad, a 12-0 mark at the end of the regular season doesn't look too far-fetched for ND. ... And a 12-0 mark, no matter if Oregon or Kansas State remains unbeaten, will get the Irish a date in Miami for the BCS title game. The computers already love the Irish, and the human pollsters will certainly now give more praise to Kelly's squad after the win Saturday night. Meanwhile, Alabama kept rolling this weekend with a 38-7 victory over previously unbeaten Mississippi State.

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AJ McCarron, Icon Sports AJ McCarron, Icon Sports
October 29, 2012  08:36 AM ET

The Irish looked great Saturday, but will be hard for them to stay ahead of Oregon if the Ducks win out.

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October 29, 2012  08:47 AM ET
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The Irish looked great Saturday, but will be hard for them to stay ahead of Oregon if the Ducks win out.

I think it will depend on the polls Joe. Oregon has three rated teams left to play. ND only has USC left that will help SOS...the other will hurt. K-State doesn't really have an opponent left that will help their SOS either.

So if it depends on the polls, I can't see it being anyone but Bama and ND if all win out.

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October 29, 2012  08:48 AM ET

ND's D would match up better with Alabama than Oregon's O....

October 29, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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Who would have predicted the Irish would have gone 12-0? Van. That's who.

That's an annual event.

Congrats on your win this week, and I think a Bammer-ND CG would be pretty fun and a fitting way to kick the BCS out on it's azszzz.

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October 29, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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Our SoS is so far in front of Oregon's, it doesn't matter what their remaining schedule is like. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/sagarin/fbt12.htmOregon's SoS is 62nd in the country. Ours is 10th.

So you don't think their's will go up playing USC, Oregon State and Stanford?

(You guys played two of those ya know.)

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October 29, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Who would have predicted the Irish would have gone 12-0? Van. That's who.

You know it Brother, GO IRISH!!!

October 29, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Notre Dame would get blown out against Alabama, plus they will lose to USC and this pipe dream will end.

October 29, 2012  09:05 AM ET

Alabama could still get knocked out by LSU and Texas A&M, not to mention the Iron bowl.

October 29, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Oregon has some work ahead of em as well, at USC, at CAL, Stanford, at Oregon st the civil war.

October 29, 2012  09:09 AM ET

There's still a LONG way to go. Notre Dame tends to have let-down games. The weather could be a factor in the next three games and SC still looms very large. They couldn't get out of their own way last year and it cost them the game. I wouldn't start counting chickens, just yet.

October 29, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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Alabama could still get knocked out by LSU and Texas A&M, not to mention the Iron bowl.

Having watched a lot of SEC football Bama is not losing to TAMU or Auburn. TAMU- see UF 2nd half. Auburn- see every game.

LSU has a shot because they are playing at home. IMO Bama would win 9 out of 10 times.

October 29, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Kansas st has a better chance of meeting up with ND in the Title game. OSU, at TCU, at Baylor, and a troubled Texas team. Heck Texas beat OSU.

October 29, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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Alabama could still get knocked out by LSU and Texas A&M, not to mention the Iron bowl.

Dear sir.l You are on crack if you think the Alabama team has a chance to lose to auburn.

Texas A&M is good, but they aren't in Alabama's league. LSU, maybe, but doubtful.

October 29, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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Our SoS is so far in front of Oregon's, it doesn't matter what their remaining schedule is like. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/sagarin/fbt12.htmOregon's SoS is 62nd in the country. Ours is 10th.

Keep in mind if Oregon wins out, they go to the conference championship which gives them another game to strengthen their position. It will be interesting, just wish the playoff system started this year.

October 29, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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Having watched a lot of SEC football Bama is not losing to TAMU or Auburn. TAMU- see UF 2nd half. Auburn- see every game.LSU has a shot because they are playing at home. IMO Bama would win 9 out of 10 times.

I can't see ANY team going toe to toe with Bama and coming out on top.

It's unknown if another style could come out on top. We may get a hint of it with aggie's offensive style...but I can't see aggie's defense slowing Bama down at all.

 
October 29, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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So you don't think their's will go up playing USC, Oregon State and Stanford?(You guys played two of those ya know.)

Don't forget the PAC has a CCG.

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