Notre Dame is #1. I would be lying if I said I was happy about it. All they had to do was win their legit-tough schedule and THEN hope for all the other teams around them to give up a game. It's like the guy who gets a lot of money via inheritance. Now the guy himself did a great job staying alive and being a good enough guy to earn that award in the will, but it was basically an award anyway.
Now that the Irish are No. 1 and that the Trojans are a complete embarrassment to the Pac 12, all eyes look to the Coliseum. I'll save the prediction for tonight's Dave podcast (11:30 ET on blogtalkradio.com/daveinthecity), but here's a few related things I think will happen:
- Seems to me like SC and its fans don't have much left. You can bet the stadium will be almost all Notre Dame... think of it like "South Bend West."
- I don't think Barkley is going to play. He looked finished with the concussion on Saturday
- The Irish fanbase will double this weekend if the Irish win.
- If USC wins, I predict we will get not just one but TWO SEC teams in the National Championship game. We were already on pace to have zero SEC teams in the game and then Saturday happened. Oh da pain.