Notre Dame rolled over Wake Forest 38-0 in their final home game on Saturday, but the big news came several hours later. Top-ranked Kansas State was upset by unranked Baylor 52-24, and shortly thereafter, second-ranked Oregon lost to Stanford 17-14 in overtime.
Notre Dame is expected to rise to number one in the standings, meaning the Irish control their own destiny. A win next week over USC would all but certainly put Notre Dame in the national championship.
Notre Dame is 11-0 for the first time since 1989.