The Sun Devils and Spartans have something else in common. They both lost close games to Notre Dame (6-2) earlier this season, a fact that did not slip by many Fighting Irish fans. Their team was first among others receiving votes, finishing a point behind Arizona State.
According to the voters, Notre Dame and Arizona State are even. On the field, they were close but the Irish did win. Notre Dame fans seem to have a legit gripe.
· Resting up
Eight ranked teams have an open date this week, including Alabama, Oregon, Baylor, No. 6 Stanford, No. 11 LSU and Oklahoma.
That sets the stage for a huge following week. Along with Oklahoma-Baylor on Thursday, Nov. 7, Oregon is at Stanford. LSU visits Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 9.