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College Football Playoff Rankings: Notre Dame Football #3 With Regular Season Complete

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The Irish stay put in the rankings and look set to make the Playoff.

Notre Dame v USC Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish finished the regular season last weekend with a defeat of the USC Trojans to finish the season 12-0. By this point, I’m sure you all know that, but it still feels great to say, right? Well, while most of the teams in contention still have a game to play, Notre Dame looks like a lock to make the College Football Playoff now that they are officially still the #3 team in nation after the reveal of the latest CFP rankings.

Alabama and Clemson remain the clear #1 and #2. With Michigan’s big loss to Ohio State over the weekend, the Wolverines fell back to #7 from #4. Georgia rises to #4 spot in their place. Ohio State joins the top six this week after the aforementioned Michigan game.

Here’s the rest of the CFP Top 25:

If you need a reminder, here’s the TV schedule for the College Football Playoff.

Semifinal #1 - Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic - AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

4 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET on ESPN on December 29th

Semifinal #2 - Capital One Orange Bowl - Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida

4 p.m. or 8 p.m. ET on ESPN on December 29th

College Football Playoff National Championship - Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California

8 p.m. ET on ESPN on January 7th

The committee will release another set of rankings next week following the results of conference championship week.