ND destined for title game matchup vs. SEC

November, 25, 2012
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BCS standings reaction: ACC | Big 12 | Big East | Big Ten | Pac-12 | SEC | Notre Dame

Sunday night's BCS standings release reaffirmed everyone's expected postseason outcome.

Notre Dame (.9979), the BCS No. 1 team, is destined for the Jan. 7 national title game against the winner of Saturday's SEC title game.

Alabama (.9236) and Georgia (.8911) are Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, and will square off this weekend in Atlanta in the de-facto play-in game for the national title.

The SEC, as usual, dominated the standings, holding six of the top 10 spots. Oregon (.8626) came in at No. 5, with Kansas State (.7735) a distant sixth.

The Irish have beaten everyone they have faced this season -- three Big Ten schools, three ACC schools, two Pac-12 schools, one Big East, one Big 12 and two independents.

As if a 12-0 record is not enough right now, the Irish will get a chance to further validate their claim to the top spot in six weeks, as they will have the chance to stop the SEC's streak of six straight national titles.

Matt Fortuna | email

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