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Any chance the Irish finish in the top 25 if they beat miami decisively?
I think a victory might do the trick. The Sagarin ratings, which are based on who you beat and who you lost do, as opposed to just your W-L record which is the main factor in the human polls, has us at #27 now. Miami, by the way, is #33, so we probably won't get a huge bump. However, a number of the teams ahead of us will lose their bowl game, so that's in our favor.
From one perspective, let's say Dillon's, a win and subsequent move into the Top 25 shouldn't happen...shouldn't be allowed to happen.
On the other hand, let's say MSU wins, Stanford wins, Navy wins, Michigan wins, and Tulsa wins, and we win convincingly.
We then have a decent chance, but we have to get it done first against the Canes.
Doubtful....there's about 10 teams ahead of us in the "Others Receiving Votes" category.
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