The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football team is in the College Football Playoff.
The Notre Dame Football program asserted themselves into the College Football Playoffs with another very good season in 2020. They had an undefeated regular season before a blowout loss to Clemson in the ACC Championship game. It was a big loss but with their dominant regular season, people believed they would make it to the College Football Playoff regardless. The selection committee saw enough from them and decided they were one of the four best teams.
After the big loss, they fell to fourth from second. Alabama is number one, Clemson is number two, and Ohio State is number three ahead of them. Texas A&M was the team with the Irish in the conversation for the fourth spot but they came in fifth. Oklahoma jumped all the way up to sixth after their big Big 12 win. The top four never changed during any week that the committee got together, they just changed the order a few times.