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