Lindy’s Sports does not see Notre Dame as a college football playoff team in the first year of the Marcus Freeman time, but the outlet’s pre-season post shows they believe the Irishman will still be a very good side in his debut campaign.
Notre Dame was ranked 8th in its preseason poll and is expected to play in the Orange Bowl at the end of the season. The interesting aspect of the game is that Notre Dame should play Miami. Of course, that would mean Notre Dame is playing a de facto road game against the Hurricanes.
The Orange Bowl is connected with the best team in the ACC against a Big Ten team, an SEC team or Notre Dame. Miami is expected to win the ACC’s Coastal Division according to Lindy’s, but Clemson – the Atlantic’s predicted winner – has been projected to the playoffs, which puts Miami in the Orange Bowl.
Notre Dame hasn’t played in Miami since 2017, when the Hurricanes beat the Irish 41-8 at the same stadium where the Orange Bowl is played. Notre Dame holds an 18-8-1 advantage in the all-time game against Miami. That includes five wins in the last seven clashes dating back to 1988.
Clemson was scheduled to face Alabama in the Peach Bowl, which is a playoff semifinal this year. The other playoff game pitted Ohio State against Georgia in the Fiesta Bowl. The fact that two of Notre Dame’s opponents made it to the playoffs shows that Lindy thinks the Irish will win all but those two games.
Lindy’s faces Alabama and Ohio State in the title game for the second time in three years. This year’s title match will be played in Los Angeles.
Other major bowl games are Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M in the Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma vs. Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl, and Michigan vs. Utah in the Rose Bowl.
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