Monday, October 22, 2012
Notre Dame Still #5 in BCS Poll
To Nobody's surprise, Notre Dame did not move up or down in the BCS poll. No team ahead of them lost so they should not expect to. Kansas State and Florida both turned what was supposed to be tough conference match ups into blow outs. Oregon and Alabama continued to win impressively.
There is no need for the Irish to worry all that much yet. They still play at Oklahoma and USC. Wins over them will be impressive. Either Alabama or Florida will lose in the SEC title game assuming neither lose prior to then.
Oregon still has the tough part of their schedule as they still play USC (possibly twice), Stanford, and Oregon State. A loss is definitely possible. However, if it is Oregon State that beats them, then they could jump way up in the rankings since the Beavers are also unbeaten.
Kansas State's remaining schedule is tough also. It starts this week as they host Texas Tech. Then they host Oklahoma State before taking road trips to TCU and Baylor. They end by hosting Texas. That is pretty brutal.
Notre Dame can only control how they prepare each week. Therefore, if they continue to go one game at a time take care of business. All that other stuff will take care of itself.