Live in Tempe: Team rankings depend on the poll

Notre Dame's football team is getting ready to travel across the country to meet the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday. When the two meet, there will be a lot on the line.

These teams have only met three times before, with Notre Dame leading the series 3-0.

The Irish are coming off their win over Navy while the Sun Devils beat Utah last week.

At least two polls have Notre Dame ahead, while college playoff rankings have the Sun Devils ahead.

The AP and Amway Coaches Poll puts the Irish at 8 and ASU at 11 in AP and 12 in Coaches.

College playoff rankings have the Sun Devils at 9 and Notre Dame at 10.

The close rankings set the stage for an exciting game.

In a prediction released Thursday, from ESPN's Matt Fortuna, it placed ASU winning because of the Irish's loss of key defensive player Joe Schmidt because of an injury.
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