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correct?

 

If TCU loses to KSU they drop out of top 10 or at least behind #8. If KSU loses they drop out of top 10 completely. In my opinion we need a KSU win because then KSU has to go on the road to WVU and Baylor and they aren't winning both of those and that would deal TCU their 2nd loss.

 

If Bama and/or Michigan State loses that's another 1-2 spots.

 

Also for the teams behind us, we need Nebraska and Baylor to lose as well to get those 2nd losses.

 

Anyone see any teams behind us jumping with a win this weekend? At first I was concerned about a tOSU win over Michigan State but since now there is only one spot between MSU and ASU I'm not concerned.

 

Edit: Assuming we beat ASU this weekend of course.

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yeah... I'm with you Rocket... this ASU game has me nervous.... more nervous than FSU for some reason.

 

Todd Graham and his douchie headset have gotten the best of BK before. With the shakeup on D and ASU's offense, I'm anxious....

 

Stating the obvious here.... but this is a make or break game for ND and likely the best remaining team on the schedule.

 

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yeah... I'm with you Rocket... this ASU game has me nervous.... more nervous than FSU for some reason.

 

Todd Graham and his douchie headset have gotten the best of BK before. With the shakeup on D and ASU's offense, I'm anxious....

 

Stating the obvious here.... but this is a make or break game for ND and likely the best remaining team on the schedule.

 

I'm only concerned if ND doesn't come out and play up to their abilities.

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we are in a playoff right now with this game.

 

cant complain if you lose.

 

however, if we win, we should be at leasr no.7 because we would have a better win on our resume than sparty. and committee has used best win as tiebreaker it seems.

 

mich state also had two of biggest games at home.

 

nd has three of four biggest games on the road

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we are in a playoff right now with this game.

 

cant complain if you lose.

 

however, if we win, we should be at leasr no.7 because we would have a better win on our resume than sparty. and committee has used best win as tiebreaker it seems.

 

mich state also had two of biggest games at home.

 

nd has three of four biggest games on the road

 

Oh, I forgot about that. Good point. However, if MSU beats OSU they will have two wins against ranked teams to our one.

 

I hope USC creeps back into the top 25. I think if they win the next two, going along with my conspiracy theory that the committee is providing a back door into the playoff for ND, they will put them back into the top 25.

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No offense to anyone who has taken the time to go through all the scenarios by which we move up or get into playoff consideration, but it is has been way overdone. We need to win out. PERIOD! Take care of the teams on our schedule. We aren't getting into any playoffs this year fellas. The message was delivered by the committee. Focus on fixing the swiss cheese defense. Lets continue to improve on both sides of the ball. Get into a nice bowl game AND WIN IT, finish the 2015 class with a couple of studs, keep our coaching staff intact.... etc.

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If we are only guaranteed the 8th spot. Stick a fork in our chances. If beating the number 9 team doesn't push us higher, we'll never get over the needed hump. We NEED to jump MSU.

 

Look, we need to cheer heartily for three teams this weekend. LSU at home, at night, against Alabama and tOSU at night, at Michigan State. That'd put us in line for #6. Then you can start dreaming big. Why? Well because MissState, Auburn and Alabama all play each other. The SEC won't/can't/shouldn't get two spots. And the final one is simply, Utah. If Utah muscles out a win at home against Oregon...the domino's in this case would be the best possible scenario IMO. It keeps the Pac12 from a spot. It devalues Michigan State(loss to a two loss team)

 

Now...fall back games. Wisconsin taking down Nebraska at home helps. That would do two things. One. LSU beat Wisconsin, and if Wisky beats Nebraska, that cuts into one of Sparty's "Signature" wins. Two, it ensures that the B1G title game features a team from the west that is a has-been. This is important because the winner of tOSU/Sparty IS going to finish 12-1. No doubt.

 

Hell if we just get wins from Utah and LSU this weekend, you might even see us crack the top 5. KState/TCU winner in the 4 spot and it'd be a likely that we leap frog Sparty. Then it's just about waiting for the Auburn or Mississippi State to drop one of their difficult remaining road games

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No offense to anyone who has taken the time to go through all the scenarios by which we move up or get into playoff consideration, but it is has been way overdone. We need to win out. PERIOD! Take care of the teams on our schedule. We aren't getting into any playoffs this year fellas. The message was delivered by the committee. Focus on fixing the swiss cheese defense. Lets continue to improve on both sides of the ball. Get into a nice bowl game AND WIN IT, finish the 2015 class with a couple of studs, keep our coaching staff intact.... etc.

 

Look, I get ya. But nothing about 2015 is guaranteed. Injuries...academics::coughcough::...2015 is anything but a done deal. Texas could be much improved in year 2 of Charlie Strong. Georgia Tech is an option team. Clemson is a tough place to play on the road and Watson will be a rising Sophomore. USC WILL be better. Stanford will be better.

 

We have to dream for THIS season.

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Look, I get ya. But nothing about 2015 is guaranteed. Injuries...academics::coughcough::...2015 is anything but a done deal. Texas could be much improved in year 2 of Charlie Strong. Georgia Tech is an option team. Clemson is a tough place to play on the road and Watson will be a rising Sophomore. USC WILL be better. Stanford will be better.

 

We have to dream for THIS season.

 

I don't think it's as far off as some think if we win out. Despite my moaning last week about MSU being ahead of us (not so much being ranked 10th) I think it was HUGE that put they put ASU at #9.

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ND will beat ASU because you need a lot to beat Golson and ASU does not have enough

 

 

That makes us #9

 

K state will beat TCU

 

That makes us #8

 

URBAN AND OSU WILL BEAT MSU ___they will beat the #7 team we will beat the #9 team they cannot jump us

 

That makes us #7

 

And a good shot by LSU to beat Alabama---the rest will likely happen but this one could

 

That makes us #6

 

NOBODY CAN JUMP US GIVEN OUR WIN OVER THE COMMITTEE FAVORITE ASU

 

We have a reasonable shot at sitting #7 or even #6 by next Tuesday

 

 

WE CAN TOTALLY CHANGE PERCEPTIONS & REALITY WITH A BIG WIN SATURDAY!!

 

BOTH Louisville and USC both just barely sitting outside the top 25 will give us a chance at TWO MORE quality wins in the final three weeks....

 

ALL WE NEED TO DO IS BLOW ASU OUT OF TEMPE AND WE WILL BE SITTING PRETTY!

 

aloha's go irish!

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