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Here's where the CFP stands

Clemson and Alabama are 1 and 2, again. Meanwhile, Oklahoma and Iowa have moved up to 3 and 4, respectively, as Michigan State and Notre Dame are the first two teams out.

How Notre Dame can still make the CFP (1:46)
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Golic: It's probably over for Notre Dame (1:45)
Irish, Cardinal recruiting classes are eerily similar (1:02)
Kirk Herbstreit's Gameplan Breakdown (2:43)

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

For what it's worth to Notre Dame: Last year's No. 6 at this time was eventual national champion Ohio State. (In other words, Irish, just win at Stanford 59-0 on Saturday and leave no doubt.)

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Can Notre Dame crack the top four?

Notre Dame's only loss came against No. 1 Clemson. But with No. 9 Stanford still left on the horizon, the Irish could easily finish the season 10-2. A statement win over the Cardinal paired with a loss from one of the top teams, however, could change the conversation entirely.

CFP rankings: 1-6

  • 1. Clemson
  • 2. Alabama
  • 3. Oklahoma
  • 4. Iowa
  • 5. Michigan State
  • 6. Notre Dame

Oklahoma vaults into CFB Playoff top four (1:05)
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Who gets the last two spots?

Oklahoma and Iowa grabbed playoff spots this week, but Michigan State and Notre Dame are right on their heels. The Sooners have the strongest resume of the four teams. But are the Hawkeyes' two wins against FPI top 40 schools enough to hold off the Spartans?

What vaulted Oklahoma to third in CFP rankings? (2:02)
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CFP rankings: Who's in?

There's a shakeup at the top of the latest playoff rankings, as Iowa and Oklahoma join the playoff picture alongside Clemson and Alabama. But with another weekend of football ahead, will either No. 5 Michigan State or No. 6 Notre Dame muscle its way in?

Notre Dame falls in Week 4 CFP rankings (2:22)
Week 4 CFP rankings: 1-6 (2:16)
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Oklahoma, Iowa make jump into CFP top four

Oklahoma and Iowa came in at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, in the latest College Football Playoff rankings behind stalwarts Clemson and Alabama. Notre Dame dropped to No. 6 despite a win.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Kelly said that RB C.J. Prosise remains in a walking boot and is day-to-day, and that KeiVarae Russell had successful surgery. He also said that OC Mike Sanford is not affected by the "noise" linking his name to head-coach openings.

Team Stats

Passing Yards258.437th
Rushing Yards207.529th
Points For34.0Tied-32nd
Points Against21.028th

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