College football


Last week, when the words "selection committee" came up in Brian Kelly's Tuesday press conference, the fifth-year Irish coach threw up his hands.


TEMPE, Ariz. -- There's no consolation prize at Notre Dame, as those within the Guglielmino Athletics Complex will remind you. Notre Dame can't win a conference title.


If Notre Dame is able to knock off No. 9 Arizona State, it'll earn a marquee win and put itself right in the thick of the College Football Playoff hunt.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame feels better prepared to face Arizona State's offense thanks to what probably was its worst game of the season.