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"With games against BYU and Stanford, I can’t see any way for Notre Dame to win out and not reach the top 14 of the final BCS standings," Edwards said. "I’m not really worried about Wisconsin reaching the top 14, and it sits one spot behind ND and has much less left on the schedule."
"The Orange has to pick an opponent for its ACC team, and if Ohio State were to lose in the Big Ten title game and be in the at-large pool, I can see the Orange taking OSU instead of ND," Edwards said. "That’s really the only way I can think of. Clemson isn’t a threat, because the Orange won’t pick Clemson to play Florida State.
"So, it’s the combination of a non-AQ team getting guaranteed BCS entry and Ohio State losing the Big Ten title game that would probably shut Notre Dame out of a BCS berth with a 10-2 record."