The Big 12 may be feeling unfairly left out of the College Football Playoff field and the SEC may believe that all four finalists in the playoff brackets should have come from their conference.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Big 12 had two teams deserving of a spot in the College Football Playoff but was shut out of the inaugural four-team field.
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.
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.
Wondering what to do on a Saturday without Notre Dame football? Here's a rundown of the games Irish fans should keep an eye on during the second bye week: