Originally written December 02, 2012 on Football Nation:
It’s not disputed by many that the SEC is the strongest conference in the nation. However, for the first time since 2008, a non-SEC team sits atop the BCS rankings going into the bowl season. That team, Notre Dame, ran the table this season feasting on teams from the ACC, Big East, Pac 12, and one Big 12 team (Oklahoma). Their opponent for the National Title game is Alabama, a team that looked invincible until Johnny Manziel came into Tuscaloosa and did the unthinkable; knocked off the number No. 1 team in the country. So it begs the question: How would Notre Dame do with Alabama’s schedule?Week 1: Notre Dame vs. MichiganThis is the one commonality between the two teams, as Notre Dame defeated Michigan at home by a score of 13-6. When considering that it’s the first game of the season, I think Notre Dame would have won handily. Keep in mind that Michigan was slaughtered 41-14 by the Crimson Tide, while the Fighting Irish hung 50 on Navy in a game played in Dublin, Ireland.Final scor...
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