How Marcus Freeman’s Team Made College Soccer Qualifiers

Notre Dame football has a new head coach and he hopes to lead the Irish to the College Football knockout round. They just need some help getting there.

Notre Dame may have lost head coach Brian Kelly in a shock move to LSU, but the Irishman still has post-season dreams within reach.

New head coach Marcus Freeman and his team will be watching Saturday’s college football game with gasps hoping results go their way.

Where do things stand now and what do the Irish need to make it into the Top 4?

Championship Weekend CFB Rankings

  1. Georgia
  2. Michigan
  3. Alabama
  4. Cincinnati
  5. Oklahoma State
  6. Notre Dame

How can Notre Dame make College Football playoffs?

The simplest scenario for Notre Dame is for Georgia to beat Alabama in the SEC Championship Game and one of the States of Michigan, Cincinnati or Oklahoma to lose their conference title game matches.

Things get more complicated if Alabama beats Georgia because the Bulldogs are still likely to win one of the playoffs even if they lose. That means the Irish will need two states of Michigan, Cincinnati and Oklahoma to lose.

Oklahoma State is leading 21-6 at halftime of the Big 12 Championship Game at the time of publication and should open a clear path for Notre Dame. From ESPN College football match prediction give Notre Dame a 15% boost to win at Baylor.

The Wolverines are playing Iowa in the Big Ten title game. The Bearcats are fighting Houston. The Cowboys have a date with Baylor.

Since Notre Dame is out of action, they will depend on the outcome of those games and the favors of the College Football Playoff Committee.

This week, the committee acknowledged that it could fine Notre Dame’s resume because Kelly wouldn’t coach them. However, promoting Freeman, the defensive coordinator, should keep continuity and help them win a playoff spot if the others ahead of them lose.

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John Verrall

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