4. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
I honestly could not move this team up to the third spot for two reasons: 1. They struggled with Boston College last week and just barely walked out of Fenway Park with a victory and 2. I REALLY want to see a rematch of Clemson and Notre Dame.
The Irish still have a that very good loss on their record right now and if they get past Stanford this week, they will be in the CFP without a doubt.
I just can’t wait to see how many “conference champion purists” rail the Irish for being independent.