That would be a great get for a bowl that regularly pits the Big East and ACC — arguably the two worst automatic qualifying conferences — against each other, but the folks near Disney World better hope an Irish loss is on the horizon.
Notre Dame has overcome an 0-2 start to win four straight before its bye. It likely won't be an underdog until its finale at Stanford, which itself could be playing for big stakes — possible even the biggest if the Cardinal are 11-0 going into it.
There's little doubt that a win in Palo Alto, Calif., would leave a strong last impression on bowl executives, and winning that one, plus the five before it, is likely the only way Notre Dame will find itself in a BCS bowl.
But considering the Irish remain unranked and likely need to go 6-for-6 in the second half of the season to make a BCS bowl, I wouldn't think about booking any travel plans just yet.