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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Matt Hegarty appeared destined for a starting role on Notre Dame's offensive line heading into Aug. 30's season opener against Rice.


With five games to go, it's premature to start panicking over the College Football Playoff selection committee ranking Notre Dame at No. 10.


Notre Dame fans in a panic over Tuesday's reveal of the first College Football Playoff rankings --


The best thing for Notre Dame that could've happened on its Saturday off was Arizona State and USC to win. Only half of that scenario wound up playing out.


Thanks to LSU dealing Ole Miss its first loss of the season, Notre Dame moved up a spot to No. 7 in latest the Amway coaches poll and to No. 6 in the AP poll released Sunday.