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Kirk Herbstreit Was Asked If Notre Dame Could Miss The Playoff At 12-0

Notre Dame is undefeated. It’s looking like the Fighting Irish could finish the year undefeated, too. Brian Kelly’s team doesn’t have another ranked team on its schedule. The Fighting Irish are 6-0 and seem primed for a 12-0 finish.

A 12-0 Notre Dame team seems like a lock for the College Football Playoff, right?

Well, actually, ESPN’s Laura Rutledge posed a scenario on Get Up! that could possibly leave a 12-0 Fighting Irish team out of the College Football Playoff.

That scenario:

  • A 12-0 Alabama team loses to a 12-0 Georgia team in the SEC Championship Game
  • Ohio State finishes 13-0
  • Clemson finishes 13-0
  • A 12-1 Alabama team makes it in over a 12-0 Notre Dame team

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit was asked this morning about that scenario. He disagrees with Rutledge.

“I honestly think if you have Notre Dame at 12-0, even though it’s Alabama…I still think Notre Dame would be in the top 4,” he said.

Herbstreit added that he “can’t imagine any scenario” in which a 12-0 Notre Dame team misses the College Football Playoff.

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