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2018 Schedule
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Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After Ohio State lost to Purdue, Notre Dame now has the best Strength of Record in the country. This is purely about accomplishment -- how difficult was it to achieve the record you have? Harder to go 7-1 with LSU's schedule than undefeated with Clemson or Alabama's so far.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

A loss to Purdue didn't eliminate the Buckeyes, but Ohio State's chance to reach the playoff dropped 47 percentage points. Meanwhile no one improved its playoff outlook yesterday more than Michigan, who is now the fourth-most likely team to reach the CFP.

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2dESPN staff

College Football Playoff picks after Week 8

With Ohio State's loss to Purdue, a spot has opened for a new contender. Our experts believe LSU has earned it with its win over Mississippi State.

6d

Campus Conversation: Who Was Helped The Most? Bosa News, Conclusions

Matt Schick, Peter Burns & Heather Dinich discuss Tua's health (2:00), debate who was helped the most by last weekend's results (8:01), react to Nick Bosa leaving OSU (28:10), "Jump To Conclusions" (30:30) and more. Plus, "Talk Nerdy To Me" (42:48), Walk-Ons (49:19) and Extra Points (54:42).

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The 10 teams most likely to reach the playoff, according to ESPN's Playoff Predictor. Georgia (27%) is still alive after its loss to LSU. For the Tigers it was not only the win but the way they won -- handily -- that put them on the board.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Strength of Record top 10: strictly a measure a accomplishment this season. Achieving a 6-1 record with LSU's schedule was more difficult than going undefeated thus far with Clemson or Alabama's schedule.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitt's defensive line hangs onto a slim halftime lead thanks to a pair of sacks and a QB hurry in the final minute of the second quarter. Panthers have been the better team at the line of scrimmage so far today.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

A mental mistake -- jumping offsides on a Pitt punt attempt -- hurts Notre Dame early. Panthers offensive line more than held its own to start the game against the Irish, averaging more than 5 yards per play on their opening drive

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9dESPN

Top 25 takeaways: Upsets rule in wild Week 7

Four top-eight teams lost on Saturday, shaking up the College Football Playoff chase. What have we learned from the day's games?

The Bear dissects Week 7 CFB picks (1:28)
11d

The Right Time: Michael Felder on Butler/CFB

Bomani is joined by friend of the show Michael Felder of Stadium to dish on the Jimmy Butler situation and infighting amongst teammates across sports (3:22), which team could get left out of the College Football Playoff (17:37) as well as if the dream of Texas being "back" has actually come true (44:44).

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12dRyan McGee

Notre Dame fueled by modernization on, off the field

From Ian Book jump-starting the offense to hip-hop pumping through the speakers at the House That Rockne Built, the Irish's makeover has helped them catch up with the times.

Herbstreit: Notre Dame's 'an interesting matchup for anybody' (1:21)
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13dHeather Dinich

Not all undefeated records are created equal

Just because a team is undefeated doesn't mean it's playoff-worthy. Let's compare résumés to figure out who the contenders and pretenders are.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Five teams have separated themselves from the pack in the College Football Playoff race.

14d

Campus Conversation: Texas Wins, Stoops Out, ND For Real, Nerdy

Ivan Maisel, Peter Burns & Chris Low discuss Texas' big win and the demise of Mike Stoops (2:50), Notre Dame's big win (12:20), how coaches are separating themselves (20:10) and more. Plus, "Talk Nerdy To Me" (31:27), Walk-Ons (38:50) & Extra Points (49:03).

Could an unbeaten Notre Dame miss the College Football Playoff? (1:18)
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15d

Notre Dame into top 5 in poll; Texas to No. 9

Notre Dame moved into the top five, Texas and UCF reached the top 10 and the Southeastern Conference placed a season-high eight teams in the latest Associated Press college football poll.

0:20

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Notre Dame running back Dexter Williams knew it was going to be a big play as soon as he saw the hole on his 97-yard touchdown run.

0:30

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Notre Dame's Brian Kelly was pleased with the way the Irish finished the game with a dominant second half against Virginia Tech.

Team Stats

Passing Yards248.6
Rushing Yards179.1
Points For32.646th
Points Against18.721st