Notre Dame stays put at 8th in College Football Playoff rankings.

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Jonathan Bonner
SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 18: (L-R) Jonathan Bonner /

Yet another College Football Playoff rankings came out on Tuesday night, the Fighting Irish stayed put at 8th in the latest edition.

Two weeks ago, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team was in prime position to fight for their first berth in the final four of college football. It slipped away against Miami, scratch that. It was demolished, the Hurricanes wiped out any chances that Notre Dame had to left to make College Football Playoffs.

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After the loss against Miami, Notre Dame took on the Navy Midshipmen last week. They may have won, but they likely didn’t persuade any voters into giving them more of a shot come final Playoff rankings. When it comes to proving a point, teams will run up the scores against weaker competition, for some odd reason the committee likes that. A 24-17 win against a mid ranked does no favors to the Irish in this scenario.

In the top are the usual, and a newcomer to the college rankings. From 1-4 the rankings are Alabama, Miami, Clemson, and Oklahoma. For the Tide, being part of the top 4 just seems like a given at this point, no matter what happens, they will likely get in. Miami, who just beat those Notre Dame team 2 weeks ago has looked far and away the best team in college football. Clemson is always in the mix as well, but remember, they lost to Syracuse. Eww. And Oklahoma is the oddball, they may only go as far as Baker Mayfield and his on field antics will let them.

There are plenty of scenarios where Notre Dame finds their way into the playoffs, but the odds of them happening are extremely slim. For them to even sniff the bowl games in January, at least 4-6 of the teams ahead of them have to lose.

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After beginning the season as a team that fans and experts were picking to be awful, and that Brian Kelley would be fired at the end of the season. Notre Dame has been a little bit of a surprise, and Kelly may have saved his job in the progress. Maybe the committee will look deeper into their schedule and put the Fighting Irish in come final ranking time. For now, we wait.