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Irish Will Be Odd Man Out in 3-Team Finish

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I got into a Twitter war this week. I'm not proud of it, but it happened. It started innocently enough with this simple question:

 

Why no discussion at all about Notre Dame in the national championship game?

 

Somehow in the rush to BCS judgment we've been conditioned to think it's a two-animal race -- Wildcats and Ducks. Both have curb appeal, superstars, separate magazine covers, inscrutable coaches. But while you were guzzling the energy drinks known as the blur offense and CKMVP a funny thing happened.

Down the stretch we are being conditioned to believe that both Oregon and Kansas State have better athletes, better wins, better programs than Notre Dame.

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