Facts Only: Notre Dame's Margin of Defeat Against Clemson Was Less Than Alabama's

Notre Dame shouldn't have been included in the College Football Playoff? Clemson's big win over Alabama might indicate otherwise. 
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Notre Dame fans are feeling vindicated after Clemson crushed Alabama in the College Football Playoff. 

While it may feel like ages ago now, Notre Dame lost to Clemson in the semifinals, which had Georgia and Ohio State players upset they weren't included in the playoff. 

The Fighting Irish earned a bit of vindication on Monday after the Crimson Tide fell to Clemson 44–16. Notre Dame lost the semifinal by 27 points, while Alabama lost the title game by 28 points. 

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