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After Notre Dame’s disappointing loss to Clemson 34–10, many people are wondering who the 4th playoff team will be. The two most likely candidates are Notre Dame and Texas A&M.
There many arguments that could be made by both sides. Here are a few.
Reasons Notre Dame Should be in The Playoffs
1. Wins vs. Ranked Teams
Notre Dame has wins over #15 North Carolina and #3 Clemson. Both of those teams will be ranked higher next week.
Texas A&M, on the other hand, has a win against #7 Florida. Florida might even be ranked lower next week (if they lose to Alabama).
2. Total Wins
Notre Dame has two more wins than Texas A&M. (10 vs. 8)
3. Conference Standings
Notre Dame lost in the ACC Championship game. Texas A&M failed to even qualify for the SEC Championship.
Reasons Texas A&M Should be in The Playoffs
1. The Committee Really Likes the SEC
Notre Dame should be in the playoffs. They had a better season.
Note: If you think this article was a little biased, you’re right.