North Carolina Tar Heels: Potential to Jump in Playoff Ratings

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Nov 28, 2015; Stanford, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback DeShone Kizer (14) reacts after the Stanford Cardinal defeated Notre Dame 38-36 at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Obstacle Difficulty: Low

Victory over Clemson, which Notre Dame lost to
One loss vs two losses

The Fighting Irish lack a conference championship game and this year they needed one. They suffered close defeats at Stanford and Clemson, who are not dummies. That second one is the key for the comparison with North Carolina, once you get past the number of losses.

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