Notre Dame Has A Major Opportunity To Change Its 2022 Narrative

Notre Dame's 2022 season certainly hasn't gone how most expected,

as the Irish fell from 5th in the preseason polls to a 4-3 team that understandably didn't receive a single vote in the polls this week.

It's been disappointing, to say the least, but the Fighting Irish have a chance

 over the next five weeks to change that narrative and finish on a very, very high note.

Those performances make the losses to Marshall and Stanford so much more hard to swallow.

If Notre Dame can put it together in the final five games and be the team it was against North Carolina,

 there is no doubt the Irish are capable of beating every team left on the schedule.

All five opponents are beatable, but Notre Dame is also capable of losing at least two of the remaining games on the schedule.

Notre Dame plays three ranked teams in the final five weeks.

On Saturday, the Fighting Irish travel east to take on the 16th-ranked Syracuse Orange (6-1),

 5th-ranked Clemson (8-0) in a game the Orange led 21-10 at one point.

Of course, Notre Dame returns home to host the Tigers the following weekend.

 Winning the next two games would mean Notre Dame ends the season by beating the three best teams in the ACC,

with two of those games coming on the road.

College football Power Rankings after Week 9 

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