Now that Thanksgiving events have died down and the normal scheduling of the regular season is underway, conference races will come into focus between now and the holiday tournaments of December.
Notre Dame's loss at Florida State looks like the high point of 2014.
2013-14 record: 23-7 (11-1): West Suburban Silver champions. Lost, 61-50, to Benet in the Class 4A sectional semifinals.
TEMPE, Ariz. — Notre Dame allowed 55 points on Saturday, a total not exactly good for its scoring defense rank. The 55-31 loss won't look good in the record books.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — If Notre Dame plays according to its plan on Saturday, another game with major playoff implications won't be decided in the final seconds.