Notre Dame Ranked 4 In First College Football Playoff Rankings

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Notre Dame Ranked 4 In First College Football Playoff Rankings

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Notre Dame Ranked 4 In First College Football Playoff Rankings

The Irish jumped back a spot in the first CFP ranking.

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The first look at the College Football Playoff bracket was released last night, and Notre Dame found themselves at number four behind Alabama, Clemson, and LSU. 

Irish fans are disappointed dropping a spot to number four behind LSU when the Tigers have already lost a game this season. Notre Dame remains unbeaten at 8-0 after pounding Navy in San Diego last weekend. 

Is ESPN trying to hype up the Alabama-LSU matchup this weekend even more? Some conspiracy theorists would say so, but it's likely due to LSU's dominant win over Georgia a couple weeks ago. 

"Hey what about our wins over Michigan, Stanford, and Virginia Tech??"

Well, it's tough to argue the Michigan win. Handled them in Week 1 in South Bend, but Stanford and Virginia Tech have taken a hit as the season has gone on. 

Even so, Notre Dame has yet to lose, and LSU has a loss. Tough to get by that. 

Alabama is a 14 point favorite over LSU this weekend in Death Valley so it's likely that LSU will get handed their second loss and be bounced in next week's rankings anyways. 

It's pretty simple for Brian Kelly and the Irish, though. Take care of business in November and there is no doubt you'll be in the top four at the end of the year.  

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