As much fun as this 6-0 run has been in South Bend, the Irish may be steaming toward an undefeated season that still falls short of the national title game. Yes, Notre Dame could get screwed out of the BCS title game, even if they run the table.
Being an Independent in the game of college football is becoming less and less appealing for teams like Notre Dame. The Irish have their own television deal with NBC, but that alone will not sustain a program that is starving for national titles.
The Irish recently announced a tie to the ACC in the coming years, but they are still not going to be a full member in football. It makes no sense to keep the distance at this point, and here are the five reasons why.
Believe it, Notre Dame, there is a chance that an undefeated run could fall short of the title game.