Notre Dame still has its fair share of doubters despite going undefeated in the regular season, but can the Fighting Irish expose some of Clemson's weaknesses in the College Football Playoff?
Did Notre Dame belong in the College Football Playoff despite its 30-3 loss to Clemson? SI's Joan Niesen chalks the loss up to a poor performance and doesn't believe it should impact the Fighting Irish in the future.
SI recruiting analyst Amy Campbell dives into Notre Dame's top 10 recruiting class and credits new defensive coordinator Mike Elko for the Fighting Irish's success on the recruiting trail.
No. 4 Notre Dame has gotten through the toughest part of its schedule and is likely to clinch a College Football Playoff berth if it can finish the regular season undefeated.
Sports Illustrated's Colin Becht and Pete Mundo discuss the biggest storylines surrounding the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Tennessee Volunteers and more programs that have some big questions to answer when they open their spring practices.
SI's Pete Mundo expects Notre Dame to make the College Football Playoff if the Fighting Irish win out and finish the season with just one loss.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish don't have the luxury of playing in a conference championship and therefore need a win over Stanford to boost their College Football Playoff resume.