Outmoded System Penalizes Notre Dame

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On Sunday morning, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly pulled out his weekly coaches’ poll ballot and did what few others in college football would.

“I voted Notre Dame first,” Kelly said.

Kelly was the only one of the 59 voting coaches to do so. Meanwhile, just one of the 115 voters in the Harris Poll picked the Irish for the top spot. So despite being No. 1 in the computers, Notre Dame is so hopelessly behind with humans that it ranks third in the BCS standings. With two games left, the 10-0 Irish will need either Oregon or Kansas State to lose to have even a chance to play for the national championship.

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